Pharmacology of pancreas

 

Drugs which act on the pancreas usually cause acute pancreatitis. They include

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Alcohol

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High plasma calcium

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Hypervitaminosis D

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Azathiopurine

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Corticosteroids

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Didanosine

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Diuretics

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Paracetamol

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Sodium valproate

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Mesalazine

Pancreatin is drug which contains pancreatic enzymes to assist digestion and prevent weight loss and diarrhea in children due to pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. It causes ileocecal and large bowel strictures when used in cystic fibrosis.

 

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