Trial NCT02743364

Simvastatin in Reducing Pancreatitis in Patients With Recurrent, Acute or Chronic Pancreatitis

This randomized phase II trial studies how well simvastatin works in reducing pancreatitis (the inflammation of the pancreas) in patients with pancreatitis that occurs more than once (recurrent), has worsened quickly (acute), or has persisted or progressed over a long period of time (chronic). Simvastatin may decrease the inflammation of the pancreas by modulating the immune response responsible for inflammation. It is not yet known if simvastatin may be an effective treatment for pancreatitis.


Laboratory Biomarker Analysis, Placebo, Quality-of-Life Assessment, Questionnaire Administration, Simvastatin


Acute Pancreatitis


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