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Incretin Therapy & Pancreatitis Risk

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Use of incretin-based drugs does not appear to increase risks for acute pancreatitis, according to researchers in Denmark. The investigators found that users of these therapies, which include dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitor users or GLP-1 receptor agonists, had no higher risk of acute pancreatitis than those who used any anti-hyperglycemic drug. Findings were similar in current- versus ever-drug users and in patients with pancreatitis risk factors.

Source: Diabetes Care, June 2015.

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