Special Medications

-Ranitidine (Zantac) 12.5 mg/h (300 mg in 250 mL D5W at 11 mL/h) IV or 50 mg IV q6-8h OR

Cimetidine (Tagamet) 100 mg/h IV or 300 mg IV q8h OR

Famotidine (Pepcid) 20 mg IV q12h.

-Ticarcillin/clavulanate (Timentin) 3.1gm IV or ampicillin/sulbactam (Unasyn) 3.0 gm IV q6h or imipenem (Primaxin) 0.5-1.0 gm IV q6h.

-Antibiotics are indicated for infected pancreatic pseudocysts or for abscess only. Uncomplicated pancreatitis does not require antibiotics.

-Heparin 5000 U SQ q12h.

-Total parenteral nutrition should be provided until the amylase and lipase are normal and symptoms have resolved.

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