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Pancreatic Enzymes Oral capsule, gastro-resistant sprinkles

Additional titles for this drug

Cotazym S Delayed-Release Capsule, Creon (Lipase 12,000unit) Minimicrospheres Delayed-Release Capsule, Creon (Lipase 24,000unit) Minimicrospheres Delayed-Release Capsule, Creon (Lipase 3,000unit) Minimicrospheres Delayed-Release Capsule, Creon (Lipase 6,000unit) Minimicrospheres Delayed-Release Capsule, Creon 10 Minimicrospheres Delayed-Release Capsule, Creon 20 Minimicrospheres Delayed-Release Capsule, Creon 5 Minimicrospheres Delayed-Release Capsule, Dygase Delayed-Release Capsule, Kutrase Delayed-Release Capsule, Ku-Zyme Delayed-Release Capsule, Ku-Zyme HP Delayed-Release Capsule, Lapase Delayed-Release Capsule, Lipram 10,000 Delayed-Release Capsule, Lipram 4500 Delayed-Release Capsule, Lipram-CR10 Delayed-Release Capsule, Lipram-CR20 Delayed-Release Capsule, Lipram-CR5 Delayed-Release Capsule, Lipram-PN10 Delayed-Release Capsule, Lipram-PN16 Delayed-Release Capsule, Lipram-PN20 Delayed-Release Capsule, Lipram-UL12 Delayed-Release Capsule, Lipram-UL18 Delayed-Release Capsule, Lipram-UL20 Delayed-Release Capsule, Palcaps 10 Delayed-Release Capsule, Palcaps 20 Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrease 4500 Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrease MT 10 Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrease MT 16 Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrease MT 20 Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrease MT 4 Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancreaze (Lipase 10,500unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancreaze (Lipase 16,800unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancreaze (Lipase 21,000unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancreaze (Lipase 4,200unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrecarb MS-16 Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrecarb MS-4 Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrecarb MS-8 Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrelipase (Lipase 10,000unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrelipase (Lipase 16,000unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrelipase (Lipase 20,000unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrelipase (Lipase 4,000unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrelipase (Lipase 4,500unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrelipase (Lipase 5,000unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrelipase 16000unit-48000unit-48000unit Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrelipase 20000unit-4500unit-25000unit Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrelipase 4000unit-20000unit-25000unit Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrelipase 48000unit-16000unit-48000unit Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrelipase-16,000 48000unit-16000unit-48000unit Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancrelipase-4500 20000unit-4500unit-25000unit Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancron-10 33,200unit-10,000unit-37,500unit Delayed-Release Capsule, Pancron-20 75000unit-66400unit-20000unit Delayed-Release Capsule, Pangestyme CN-10 Delayed-Release Capsule, Pangestyme CN-20 Delayed-Release Capsule, Pangestyme EC Delayed-Release Capsule, Pangestyme MT16 Delayed-Release Capsule, Pangestyme UL 20 Delayed-Release Capsule, Pangestyme UL12 Delayed-Release Capsule, Pangestyme UL18 Delayed-Release Capsule, Panocaps MT-16 Delayed-Release Capsule, Panocaps MT-20 Delayed-Release Capsule, Panocaps-4500 Delayed-Release Capsule, Ultracaps MT-20 65,000unit-20,000unit-65000unit Delayed-Release Capsule, Ultrase Capsule, Ultrase MT12 Capsule, Ultrase MT18 Capsule, Ultrase MT20 Capsule, Zenpep (Lipase 10,000unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Zenpep (Lipase 15,000unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Zenpep (Lipase 20,000unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Zenpep (Lipase 25,000unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Zenpep (Lipase 3,000unit) Delayed-Release Capsule, Zenpep (Lipase 5,000unit) Delayed-Release Capsule

What is this medicine?

PANCRELIPASE (pan cre LI pase) helps to improve digestion of food by replacing digestive enzymes. This medicine is used to treat health conditions that cause your body to produce less of these enzymes.

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take with food. Do not crush or chew the contents of the capsule. If you or your child have trouble swallowing, you may open the capsule and sprinkle the contents on soft foods that do not require chewing such as applesauce, pureed bananas, or pears. Swallow the mixture right away followed with water or juice. Do not store the mixture. If you are giving this medicine to an infant, you may sprinkle the contents directly into your child's mouth. Give the medicine right before each feeding of formula or breast milk. Do not mix capsule contents directly into formula or breast milk. Make sure the medicine is swallowed completely and that no medicine is left in the mouth. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill of delayed-release capsules (Creon, Zenpep, or Pancreaze). Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children for selected conditions precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • fever or chills, sore throat

  • severe stomach pain or bloating

  • shortness of breath

  • skin rash

  • trouble passing stool

  • vomiting

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation or diarrhea

  • cough

  • dizziness

  • headache

  • nausea

  • stomach gas

  • stomach pain

  • weight loss

What may interact with this medicine?

  • acarbose

  • antacids containing calcium or magnesium

  • iron

  • miglitol

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Do not refrigerate. Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • a history of intestinal blockage or a condition called 'fibrosing colonopathy'

  • abnormally high uric acid in the blood

  • gout

  • kidney disease

  • trouble swallowing capsules

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to pancrelipase, pancreatin, pork, pork protein, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Talk to your doctor before you change brands of this medicine. Each brand has different amounts of enzymes.

You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Also, ask your doctor how much water you need to drink.

This medicine may increase your chance of having a rare bowel disorder. The risk of having this condition may be reduced by following the dosing directions that your healthcare professional gives you. Call your healthcare professional right away if you have any unusual or severe stomach pain.

This medicine may increase blood uric acid levels, for example, worsening of gout, or painful, swollen joints. Call your healthcare professional right away if you have any of these symptoms.

Be careful if you open the capsule. This medicine can irritate the lungs if you breathe it in. Also, do not hold the medicine in your mouth or chew it. This may cause mouth sores.