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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Atorvastatin-induced acute pancreatitis

This study was published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics 2011 Jan;2(1):40-2

Study title and authors:
Atorvastatin-induced acute pancreatitis.
Deshpande PR, Khera K, Thunga G, Hande M, Gouda ST, Nagappa AN.
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, India.

This study can be accessed at:

This paper reports the case of a statin-induced acute pancreatitis.

A 53-year-old patient developed acute pancreatitis after treatment with atorvastatin.

After withdrawl of statin treatment the patient recovered.

Extensive investigations revealed there was no other reason for the acute pancreatitis apart from the statin therapy.

This case further strengthens the fact that statins may cause acute pancreatitis.