Pancreatitis

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What is pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that can be acute or chronic.

Common symptoms reported by people with pancreatitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pancreatitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Creon)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
pancreatitis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (3) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pancreatitis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)

Data from patients with pancreatitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pancreatitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Creon)
Perceived effectiveness
for pancreatitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea gout 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pancreatitis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea cold sweat 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
cold hands dizziness 5 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pancreatitis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness and feeling faint drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pancreatitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pancreatitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 48
30s 97
40s 156
50s 163
60s 104
70+ 32
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 39
20-29 years 54
30-39 years 58
40-49 years 60
50-59 years 47
60-69 years 7
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

79% Female
21% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 316
Not Diagnosed 15

These charts show data from pancreatitis patients who have completed their condition history
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