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How do medications treat pancreatitis?

Medications for pancreatitis are used to treat multiple problems associated with the condition. A doctor may prescribe pain medication to address pain and inflammation. Pain medication may be prescribed on a short-term basis or as a long-term treatment of chronic pancreatitis. Antibiotics will be given if an infection has developed in the body due to pancreatitis. If your body needs help recovering and reestablishing a normal enzyme count to help proper digestion, a doctor may give you enzyme supplements to be taken before you eat your meals.

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