Pancreatitis Treatments

To reduce pancreatic inflammation, you must allow the pancreas to rest and heal. Treatment usually entails:

  • No eating or drinking for a few days
  • Intravenous (IV) fluids
  • Pain medication
  • Antibiotics to fight any bacterial infection

If pancreatitis becomes chronic, treatment may include:

  • Abstaining from alcohol
  • Quitting smoking
  • Taking enzyme supplements
  • Medications for pain
  • Eating small meals of lean protein
  • Insulin, if you develop diabetes
  • In severe cases: