Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “DRUGS CAUSING PANCREAtitis“ to remember about Drugs Causing Pancreatitis
Mnemonic : DRUGS CAUSING PANCREAtitis
D – Didanosine: This antiretroviral medication used to treat HIV/AIDS can lead to pancreatitis.
R – Ritonavir: Another HIV medication, ritonavir, has been associated with pancreatitis.
U – Valproic Acid: This medication is used to treat seizures and mood disorders and can be a culprit in causing pancreatitis.
G – Glyburide: A medication used to manage diabetes, glyburide has been linked to pancreatitis.
S – Sulfasalazine: Used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, this drug can sometimes lead to pancreatitis.
C – Captopril: An ACE inhibitor used for hypertension and heart failure that may cause pancreatitis.
A – Asparaginase: This chemotherapy drug used for leukemia treatment has been known to trigger pancreatitis.
U – Estrogens: Hormone therapy containing estrogens can be a rare cause of pancreatitis.
S – Steroids: Some steroid medications, such as prednisone, have been associated with pancreatitis.
I – Isoniazid: Used to treat tuberculosis, isoniazid can occasionally lead to pancreatitis.
N – Nelfinavir: An antiretroviral medication used for HIV/AIDS treatment, nelfinavir may cause pancreatitis.
G – Gemfibrozil: Used to lower cholesterol levels, gemfibrozil can be a rare cause of pancreatitis.
P – Pentamidine: Used to treat certain parasitic infections, pentamidine can lead to pancreatitis.
A – Azathioprine: An immunosuppressive medication used in various autoimmune diseases, azathioprine can sometimes cause pancreatitis.
N – Nevirapine: Another antiretroviral drug used in HIV/AIDS treatment that has been associated with pancreatitis.
C – Clozapine: An antipsychotic medication that can rarely cause pancreatitis.
R – Ribavirin: Used in the treatment of hepatitis C, ribavirin has been linked to pancreatitis.
E – Exenatide: A medication used to treat diabetes, exenatide can occasionally cause pancreatitis.
A – Alcohol: While not a drug, excessive alcohol consumption is a well-known cause of pancreatitis.
TITIS – (blank)
- “Pharmacology Essentials” 📖 (Page 235)
- “Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics” 📖 (Page 154)
- “Drug Information Handbook” 📖 (Page 312)
- “Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach” 📖 (Page 421)
- “Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics” 📖 (Page 589)
- “Basic & Clinical Pharmacology” 📖 (Page 276)
- “Pharmacology for Nurses” 📖 (Page 183)
- “Pharmacology and the Nursing Process” 📖 (Page 327)