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Will taking certain medications cause pancreatitis?

Will taking certain medications cause pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis: Yes some medications can give pancreatitis. However we always like to rule out stone disease and alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


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Is there a medication to alleviate pancreatitis pain?

Is there a medication to alleviate pancreatitis pain?

Yes: Chronic pancreatitis pain my be helped with pancreatic enzyme suppliments. Acute pancreatitis pain generally requires narcotics for pain control. ...Read more

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Are there a lot of drugs that can cause pancreatitis?

Are there a lot of drugs that can cause pancreatitis?

Yes.: Many different drugs have been listed as possible causes of otherwise unexplained pancreatitis. A recent review article of this subject looked at the 100 most prescribed medications in the US and found that 44 of them have been implicated as possible causes of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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If I need pain medications because I have acute pancreatitis, will I need to sign a pain contract?

If I need pain medications because I have acute pancreatitis, will I need to sign a pain contract?

Maybe: If you are in a hospitalized setting or need a small supply of narcotic meds, it is unlikely that you will need a contract, but it all depends on your prescribing physician. But if you need chronic pain meds, then it is highly likely to sign a contract. ...Read more

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What diabetic oral drug doesn't have the side effect of pancreatitis as a side effect?

Acarbose?: The only oral hypoglycemic agent that isn't associated with pancreatitis as a common (known) side effect is acarbose, an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. It can, however, cause a condition called pneumatosis cystoides. Just because a side effect is listed for a drug doesn't mean it will happen. Studies only give an approximate idea of how frequent it is & diabetes alone can cause it w/o drugs, so it's ...Read more

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Chronic pancreatitis are there any known drugs that can stop the enzymes from destroying the pancreas? In trials?

Chronic pancreatitis are there any known drugs that can stop the enzymes from destroying the pancreas? In trials?

Haven't heard of...: Haven't heard of a successful treatment to block the secretion or damaging effect of the pancreatic enzymes (the G.I. Specialists have tried some meds to decrease secretion on enzymes). ...Read more

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I have pancreatitis caused by medication (prednisone 50mg) I would like to know what foods I can't eat and what foods I should eat. Thanks?

I have pancreatitis caused by medication (prednisone 50mg) I would like to know what foods I can't eat and what foods I should eat. Thanks?

Protein: The pancreas is a large gland in your upper abdomen, behind your intestine and stomach, which produces enzymes to digest foods, particularly carbohydrate and fats. The two main enzymes are amylase and lipase, and levels of these two chemicals can be measured in your blood when you have pancreatitis. So to your question, a high protein diet may be the best choice when your pancreatitis is active. ...Read more

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I'm admitted with pancreatitis. I cannot keep meds or anything down. No drug or alcohol use or abuse. Y would dr refuse to use IV pain meds? She's very adament about no IV med use

I'm admitted with pancreatitis. I cannot keep meds or anything down. No drug or alcohol use or abuse. Y would dr refuse to use IV pain meds? She's very adament about no IV med use

Patient advocate: If your diagnosis is established, then there should be no reason to leave patients suffer with pain for no other reason. Consider talking to your doctor regarding why and try to explain to them your need for IV pain meds if that's the case. It's hard to judge here if your doctor is doing the right thing without talking to as well. If no resolution is reached, demand speaking with patient advocate. ...Read more

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I found onglyza (saxagliptin) may be bad for the pancreas (negative cell multiplication leading to pancreatitis or cancer). Is this drug safe to take?

I found onglyza (saxagliptin) may be bad for the pancreas (negative cell multiplication leading to pancreatitis or cancer). Is this drug safe to take?

Yes if appropriate: There was a huge trial on this drug just got published and no increased risk of pancreatitis or cancer was found. The rate of pancreatitis was 0.3% for both placebo and Onglyza (saxagliptin) group. ...Read more

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I have recurrent acute pancreatitis am 19 will ANA profile test help. WILL MEDICATION GIVEN to me will change am taking creon and dietary food tablets?

I have recurrent acute pancreatitis am 19 will ANA profile test help. WILL MEDICATION GIVEN to me will change am taking creon and dietary food tablets?

More testing: An anti-nuclear antibody wouldn't be high on my list, but it might be time to check you for one of the genetic syndromes (trypsinogen mutation, cystic fibrosis variant) known to cause this. "Magic" food supplements won't help you. Hoping you can find the cause of this often very troublesome situation. ...Read more

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CHANCES of idiopathic chronic pancreatitis to vanish by taking medication from 2 months. As now only PAIN occurs rarely no vomiting and othr symptoms?

Leave but return: Zee, Chronic pancreatitis is a relapsing, remitting disease. It will go away, then return. How often you have flare ups depends on several factors: luck, how much alcohol you use, and what kind of foods you eat. Stick to low protein foods, NO alcohol, and hopefully your relapses will be few and far between. If you feel your pancreatitis is acting up, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to seek ER help with Chronic Pancreatitis pain, pain also in kidneys? Fentanyl 25 mcg and 4 mg dilaudid home pain meds. Pain 7/10 not a drug seeke

Pancreatitis: Make sure u only use dilaudid for acute bout of pain as tolerance to that drug could be an issue in the future secondly ask your gi doc for someone who does a celiac plexus block which can be helpful ...Read more

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Autoimmune pancreatitis how dx? Random lipase spikes & do not drink/do drugs. Positive ANA - igG1 is low -facial bx chronic swelling -vit d defcnt

Autoimmune pancreatitis how dx? Random lipase spikes & do not drink/do drugs. Positive ANA - igG1 is low -facial bx chronic swelling -vit d defcnt

Biopsy Needed: Autoimmune pancreatitis is a rare type of chronic pancreatitis. On CAT scan, it sometimes looks like a pancreatic mass. I saw a patient who was thought to have pancreatic cancer. but her biopsy showed autoimmune pancreatitis. Sometimes autoimmune pancreatitis is part of IGG4-related systemic disease, and can mimic other diseases like sjogrens. Since you also have facial swelling, consider this dx ...Read more

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How does Depakote cause Tardive Dyskinesia or prolonged QT? Also how rare is pancreatitis and liver failure while taking said medication?

How does Depakote cause Tardive Dyskinesia or prolonged QT? Also how rare is pancreatitis and liver failure while taking said medication?

TD/LQT & Depakote?: TD is commonly caused with use of some antipsychotics & metoclopramide. Liver toxicity and pancreatitis may occur with Depakote, risk factors for liver toxicity include young age, severe seizures, mitochondrial disorders usually early on in therapy. Close monitoring at the onset of therapy with early detection of symptoms of liver and pancreatic disease will improve the safe use of Depakote. ...Read more

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Diffuse atrophic pancreas on MRI, 6wks ago MRI normal. No pancreatitis, Controlled DM1, no alcohol drugs, low fat diet, what could cause sudden change?

Diffuse atrophic pancreas on MRI, 6wks ago MRI normal. No pancreatitis, Controlled DM1, no alcohol drugs, low fat diet, what could cause sudden change?

Pancreas size: Most likely 2 different machines used? Otherwise may have not been read correctly first time (or second time). Discuss these issues with your Dr. ...Read more