Sitagliptin and Acute Pancreatitis: Cases and Literature Review


Kale Koroglu B. , Songur Y., Ersoy I. H. , Koroglu M., Akin M., Tamer M. N.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, cilt.32, ss.859-864, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5336/medsci.2010-20920
  • Dergi Adı: TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.859-864

Özet

Acute pancreatitis is the rapid onset inflammation of the pancreas. Medications are rare but important and rising cause of acute pancreatitis and account for approximately 2% of all cases. Sitagliptin is a potent and selective dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and acts by increasing active incretin hormone concentrations. Adverse effects including constipation, nausea, nasopharyngitis, urinary tract infection and dizziness were reported. We reported a case with acute pancreatitis that seems to be induced by sitagliptin.