What is Pancreatin?
Pancreatin is a digestive enzyme that is used to supplement loss of or low digestive enzymes, often used in people with cystic fibrosis. It is also been claimed to help with food allergies, celiac disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, and weight loss.
Pancreatin is used for:
Improving digestion of fatty foods.
Pancreatin is a pancreatic enzyme combination. It works by providing extra digestive enzymes, which improves digestion.
Do not use Pancreatin if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Pancreatin
you have inflammation of the pancreas
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Pancreatin :
Some medical conditions may interact with Pancreatin . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have Crohn disease, short bowel syndrome, or bowel obstruction (associated with cystic fibrosis) Some medicines may interact with Pancreatin . However, no specific interactions with Pancreatin are known at this time.
** This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Pancreatin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Pancreatin :
Use Pancreatin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Take Pancreatin with food.
If you miss a dose of Pancreatin , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Pancreatin .
Important safety information:
Do not change brands of Pancreatin without checking with your doctor.
Pregnancy and breast feeding:
If you become pregnant while taking Pancreatin , discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Pancreatin during pregnancy. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Pancreatin , check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Pancreatin :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; diarrhea; stomach pain.
** Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
** This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Proper storage of Pancreatin :
Store Pancreatin at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Pancreatin out of the reach of children and away from pets.
If you have any questions about Pancreatin , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Pancreatin is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Pancreatin . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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