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How do medications treat acute pancreatitis?

The main medication typically used to treat acute pancreatitis is a strong pain reliever. The pain medication does not cure the condition. Treatment involves "bowel rest" (not eating or drinking) in supervised care; proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers may be used to reduce stomach acid during care. Lifestyle changes may be necessary as well.

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