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Medicines That Can Cause Pancreatitis - Topic Overview

In certain cases, medicines may cause inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). These include:

Many medicines can cause pancreatitis. The medicines listed here are just some examples. If you are diagnosed with pancreatitis, your doctor will want to know if you have started taking any new medicines.

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Understanding Pancreatitis Prevention

Limiting yourself to one or two alcoholic drinks per day may significantly lessen the chances of developing alcoholic pancreatitis. Once you have had pancreatitis, though, you should not drink at all; any drinking carries the risk of new attacks. Controlling your weight and maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle may prevent gallstones and help reduce the risk of gallstone pancreatitis.  

Read the Understanding Pancreatitis Prevention article > >

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    Last Updated: May 24, 2013
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