Valproic acid induced pancreatitis: a case report


  • Bhupen Barman Assistant Professor, Medicine, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science, Shillong
  • Niraj Kalotia Consultant Physician, Vivekananda Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Tony Ete SRD, General Medicine, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science, Shillong


Valproic acid, Epilepsy, Acute pancreatitis


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.


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How to Cite

Barman, B., Kalotia, N., & Ete, T. (2017). Valproic acid induced pancreatitis: a case report. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 2(4), 1765–1767. Retrieved from