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
6
Tried for
pancreatitis (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (3) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

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
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pancreatitis (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation nausea
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain anxious mood
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
cold sensation in hand(s) dizziness 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
lethargy
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
  • 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 46
30s 122
40s 166
50s 222
60s 142
70+ 45
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 41
20-29 years 61
30-39 years 63
40-49 years 66
50-59 years 48
60-69 years 7
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 184
Female 573

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 364
Not Diagnosed 16

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