Lamotrigine-Induced Acute Pancreatitis
Orange Park Medical Center
ct, drug-induced pancreatitis, lamotrigine, mri, pancreatitis, ultrasound, valproic acid
Diagnosis | Digestive System Diseases | Internal Medicine
Drug-induced pancreatitis is a rare phenomenon. Therefore, diagnosis requires ruling out more common etiologies of acute pancreatitis. The majority of research on drug-induced pancreatitis is from case reports. Only a limited number of drugs have been definitively established to induce pancreatitis. Lamotrigine is used in both bipolar and epilepsy. Lamotrigine is currently weakly identified to induce pancreatitis. We present a case of lamotrigine-induced pancreatitis. Extensive workup ruled out other major causes of pancreatitis-including alcohol. We aimed to show lamotrigine can be a causative drug of acute pancreatitis.
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Elmusa E, Raza MW, Muneeb A, Hamza A, Butt M. Lamotrigine-Induced Acute Pancreatitis. Cureus. 2022;14(12):e33135. doi:10.7759/cureus.33135