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Acute Pancreatitis

Treatments for Acute Pancreatitis

Each patient’s experience with acute pancreatitis may vary. Your Florida Hospital physician will determine the most appropriate treatment for acute pancreatitis based on the severity of your symptoms, your age, general health, medical history and tolerance for specific treatment methods. 
 
While acute pancreatitis is self-limiting, meaning that it usually resolves itself, treatment can help prevent complications. Treatment may include:
 
  •  Acute pancreatitis diet consisting of small, high-protein meals
  •  Intravenous (IV) feeding and hospitalization
  •  Antibiotics and other medication
  •  Pain management
  •  Bed rest 
  •  Avoiding alcohol
  •  ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
  •  A nasogastric tube for feeding
  •  Insulin in cases where diabetes develops
  •  Aggressive treatment of elevated triglycerides, sometimes using plasmapheresis
 

Locations for Acute Pancreatitis