Maura K. Roush, PharmD; Robert A. McNutt, MD; T. Flint Gray, MD
We report the case of a 23-year-old patient who developed pancreatitis while receiving enalapril for hypertension. Through an extensive literature review, a Freedom of Information search, and information from Merck Sharp and Dohme we confirmed our suspicion that the pancreatitis was caused by enalapril.
A 23-year-old woman developed hypertension 1 month after the delivery of her third child and was treated with metoprolol, 100 mg daily. A renal arteriogram was normal. Two months later, treatment with metoprolol was discontinued due to nightmares and nervousness,and treatment with enalapril, 5 mg daily, was initiated. One month later, while receiving only
Roush MK, McNutt RA, Gray TF. The Adverse Effect Dilemma: Quest for Accessible Information. Ann Intern Med. ;114:298–299. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-4-298
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