Acute Pancreatitis Secondary to Use of Appetite Suppressant: Garcinia cambogia.
Due to the global epidemic of obesity, weight loss and appetite suppressant herbal products are quite popular. As these medications are not United States Food and Drug Administration-approved and are regulated as dietary supplements, little evidence exists regarding their safety. This case discusses an 82-year-old man with the past medical history of obesity who presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain in the epigastric region. His serum lipase was elevated, and an abdominal computed tomography revealed acute pancreatitis (AP). He reported two episodes of AP in the past. He denied any alcohol use and reported no recent changes in his medications. He reported taking
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Iqbal, U., Anwar, H., Siddiqui, H. U., & Mehmood, A. (2019). Acute Pancreatitis Secondary to Use of Appetite Suppressant: Garcinia cambogia. Cureus, 11(5), e4676. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.4676
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine