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Medicines That Can Cause Pancreatitis
In rare cases, medicines may cause inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). These include:
- Some antibiotics (such as metronidazole, tetracycline, sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, and nitrofurantoin).
- Some medicines that suppress the immune system (such as 6-mercaptopurine and azathioprine).
- Some medicines used to treat high blood pressure (such as ACE inhibitors).
- 5-aminosalicylic acid (used to treat inflammatory bowel disease).
- Some diuretics.
- Some medicines used to treat diabetes (such as exenatide and sitagliptan).
- Valproate (used to treat seizure disorders).
- Certain general anesthetics.
- Antidepressants, such as venlafaxine (Effexor).
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology|
|Last Revised||May 25, 2011|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 25, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology
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