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