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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if I am taking compounded form of urosdiol. Does this drug take appetite away and how does this drug help with pancreatitis?
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
I take onglyza (saxagliptin) 2.5 mg for 2 years. I'm worried about pancreatitis. Is the drug safe? I'm very tired of having the disease.
I HAVE CHRONIC PANCREATITIS AND MY GI HAS ME ON 80 MG METHADONE EVERY AM SINCE 2003. NOW NOTHING WORLD. IF I GET OFF WILL OTHER MEDICINE WORK?
Am 19 & my MRCP report shows chronic pancreatitis with 4.4mm pancreatict duct. Doct. Gave medicines and told it will be reduced as my age increases????
Chronic pancreatitis are there any known drugs that can stop the enzymes from destroying the pancreas? In trials?
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 found onglyza (saxagliptin) may be bad for the pancreas (negative cell multiplication leading to pancreatitis or cancer). Is this drug safe to take?
Hello Dr. I have got a case of acute on chronic calcific pancreatitis. Is ercp with eswl only treatment option available or any medicines??
Am 19 with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis have a gall bladder sludge with inflammation in head of pancreatitis will this be reduces by medicines???
FAT FREE DIET/DRUGS&: You need to be on fat free diet, with small breakfast. Frequent small meals and reduced calories Drugs like Actigail (Ursodiol) a gall stone solubilizing agent and another Chenodeoxycholic acid Last resort is Cholecystectomy as you have chronic pancreatitis Check your blood for triglycerides, calcium etc ...Read more
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
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
I have chronic pancreatitis and I feel like regular medicine hurts. Is cannabis a good alternative? And my anxiety depression insomnia and nausea?
No: There is no way to establish what you get exactly in a "dose" of marijuana. That, and in fact the lack of an approved indication for your condition, and other factors, make marijuana a non-option. A thorough assessment, second opinion and other innovative approved treatments are certainly an alternative. Consult your dr. Good luck. ...Read more
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
18 yo competitive tennis male; 1 yr of stomach pain near navel; 3 random cases of vomiting. Occas. Constipation; also low back pain. Next steps.....?
Bad Trouble!: Pancreatitis is known as one of the most painful conditions. The name refers to a state of inflammation of the pancreas. The common causes or viral infection, alcohol irritation, triglyceride irritation, and infrequently from a bile stone. Another common cause is simply "unknown" or idiopathic in medical jargon. Treatment is usually pain meds, antibiotics and IV fluids. Nothing by mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer