Key clinical point: Patients taking methimazole are at increased risk for acute pancreatitis.
Major finding: After 6 months of methimazole use, the odds ratio for acute pancreatitis was 2.02, with a nonsignificant risk elevation for propylthiouracil use of similar duration.
Study details: Danish registry-based, case-control and case-crossover study of 118,649 patients on antithyroid drugs.
Disclosures: Dr. Hegedüs reported no outside sources of funding and no conflicts of interest.
Hegedüs L et al. ATA 2019, Short Call Oral Abstract 6.