drug-induced pancreatitis

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Drugs which are well known to induce acute pancreatitis include:

  • thiazides
  • azathioprine
  • tetracyclines
  • sodium valproate
  • frusemide
  • oestrogens
  • corticosteroids
  • sulphonamides

Drugs which may cause acute pancreatitis include:

  • phenformin
  • rifampicin
  • ethacrynic acid
  • diphenoxylate
  • metronidazole
  • cimetidine
  • indomethacin
  • chlorthalidone

Reference:

  • Larvin, M. (1994). Acute Pancreatitis. Medicine International. 22:7, 291-6.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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