Captopril induced acute pancreatitis: a case report

Kaplan M., Özkaçmaz S.

Ahi Evran Medical Journal, vol.4, no.1, pp.24-26, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.46332/aemj.624732
  • Journal Name: Ahi Evran Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.24-26
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


A 45-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with severe abdominal back pain and she was internalized with the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. Her history revealed that she had taken captopril 50 mg once two days ago due to the new onset of hypertension. She had never used alcohol before. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed no pathology in gall bladder and bile ducts. Serum triglyceride and IG G4 levels were also normal. With these results captopril induced acute pancreatitis was considered. Captopril was discontinued and another group of anti-hypertensive drug was started. The patient was discharged after treatment of acute pancreatitis. It should be kept in mind that captopril can also cause acute pancreatitis in addition to known side effects such as cough, angioedema and renal failure.