Valproic acid induced pancreatitis: a case report

Bhupen Barman, Niraj Kalotia, Tony Ete


Valproic acid is a commonly used antiepileptic drug. Apart from its common side effect there is definite association between valproic acid therapy and acute pancreatitis. Since 1979, many cases of acute pancreatitis induced by valproic acid have been published in medical literature. Here we are reporting a case of valproic acid induced acute pancreatitis in a 27 years old boy. The treatment is supportive, re-challenge is hazardous and should be avoided.


Valproic acid, Epilepsy, Acute pancreatitis

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