Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 569 - 571 2019-05-04

Rivaroxaban-induced acute pancreatitis

Özgür Sirkeci [1] , Emel Erkuş Sirkeci [2] , Belma Taşel [3]

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Rivaroxaban is a direct factor Xa inhibitor and has been safely used since 2008. It is used for the detection of atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism. Pancreatitis is one of the rare but dangerous side effects of rivaroxaban. The case of a 53-year-old female patient that developed in the third month of drug usage was evaluated, and it was confirmed after a full analysis was conducted that excluded all other factors, such as biliary calculus, alcohol usage, hypertriglyceridemia, biochemical parameters, ultrasonography and computed tomography that the patient’s condition was caused by the use of Rivaroxaban. The aim of this case presentation is to indicate that awareness should be increased regarding the risks of using the drug Rivaroxaban, as it could lead to drug-induced pancreatitis, even though this is rare. 

drug-induced pancreatitis, rivaroxaban, drug safety
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Case Reports
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-9048-5096
Author: Özgür Sirkeci (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Internal Medicine, Near East University School of Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus
Country: Cyprus


Orcid: 0000-0003-2743-7619
Author: Emel Erkuş Sirkeci
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Near East University School of Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus
Country: Cyprus


Orcid: 0000-0003-1515-6801
Author: Belma Taşel
Institution: Department of Cardiology, Near East University School of Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus
Country: Cyprus


Dates

Publication Date: May 4, 2019

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Rivaroxaban-induced acute pancreatitis %A Özgür Sirkeci , Emel Erkuş Sirkeci , Belma Taşel %T Rivaroxaban-induced acute pancreatitis %D 2019 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 5 %N 3 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.417972 %U 10.18621/eurj.417972