Creon (Pancreatic Enzymes (Lipase, Protease, and Amylase)) is a combination medication that is used to treat people who cannot digest food normally die to cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis or pancreatectomy. It contains digestive enzymes to help break down and digest fats, starch, and proteins in food. This medication is prescribed when the pancreas cannot make or does not release enough digestive enzymes into the small intestines to digest the food.
We currently have the brand from Canada manufactured by Mylan (acquire Abbott). It may come from other countries around the world. Creon is available in the strength of 6, 10 and 25 minimicrospheres capsules.
The common side effects may include:
• The common side effects may include:
• Bloating or gas;
• Diarrhea or constipation;
• Greasy stools;
• Headache, dizziness;
• Mild stomach pain or upset;
• Weight loss
The rare but serious side effects are frequent or painful urination, severe constipation, severe stomach/abdominal discomfort and joint pain.
You should not take Pancrelipase if you are allergic to it or to port protein or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk your doctor about your medical conditions and about all the medications you are currently taking including OTC and herbal medications. If you have diabetes, Pancrelipase may affect your blood sugar levels. This drug may make you dizzy. Do not do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown whether this drug passes into breast milk.