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Does Methamphetamine affect pancreatic functions?

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Posted on Fri, 22 Jan 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Does methamphetamine use affect the pancreas ?
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Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 54 minutes later
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yes

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Hi and welcome.
Metamphetamine affects many organs including pancreas and it may lead to pancreas damage, inflammation or chronic pancreatitis if used in longer period. However, other causes of pancreas disorders such as biliary stones, tumors or cysts should be ruled out. In every case, in phase of acute inflammation of pancreas, metamphetamine should be forbidden. Wish you good health. Regards
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