Acute pancreatitis associated with the use of lisinopril

Ann Pharmacother. 1993 Dec;27(12):1465-6. doi: 10.1177/106002809302701211.


Objective: To report a case of acute pancreatitis associated with lisinopril use.

Case summary: A 67-year-old man with no past history of pancreatitis or its associated risk factors developed acute pancreatitis after taking lisinopril for two years. To date, the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and development of pancreatitis has been described in the literature with captopril, enalapril maleate, and one case temporally related to lisinopril use.

Conclusions: The use of ACE inhibitors as first-line agents in controlling hypertension and congestive heart failure has increased. In addition to monitoring for efficacy and commonly reported adverse effects, clinicians need to be aware that acute pancreatitis may occur with all ACE inhibitors.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Aged
  • Drug Monitoring
  • Humans
  • Lisinopril / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Pancreatitis / chemically induced*
  • Pancreatitis / diagnosis


  • Lisinopril