Pancreatic is a combination of digestive enzymes (proteins). These enzymes are normally produced by pancreatic and are important for welding fats, proteins and sugars.
Pancreatic is used to replace digestive enzymes when the body does not have enough of its own. Certain medical conditions can cause this deficiency of enzymes, such as cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or pancreatic surgery.
Pancreatic can also be used to treat a condition called statoraria (rare, fatty stools).
Pancreatics can also be used for purposes not specified in this medicine guide.
You should not take pancreatic if you are allergic to swine proteins or if you have a sudden onset of pancreatitis or worsening of a long-term problem with pancreatic activity.
To make sure that pancreatic is safe for you, let your doctor know if you have:
When it comes to pregnant women, it is not known if pancreatic damage to the unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without medical advice if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether pancreatic blood is passing into the mother’s milk or whether it can cause harm to the breastfeeding baby.
Do not use this medicine without medical advice if you are breast-feeding the baby.
Undesirable effects of pancreatic
Seek urgent medical attention if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: rash, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat.
Call your doctor immediately if you have:
- severe nausea, vomiting or having diarrhoea,
- severe stomach aches
- swollen or painful joints
- any changes you notice.
Among the common undesirable effects are:
- nausea, mild stomach pain,
- diarral or
- skin rash.
This is not a complete list of undesirable effects, but others may appear. Call your doctor for a doctor’s advice on unintended effects.
Pancreatic and its interactions
Do not take any other digestive enzyme unless your doctor says so.
Avoid taking antacids 1 hour before or after taking pancreatic acid.
Other drugs can interact with pancreatic, including prescription drugs and non-prescription drugs, vitamins and plant products. Inform each of your doctors about any medications you are currently using and any medication you start or stop taking.
Dosing of pancreatic
Use it exactly as stated on the pack or as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor may periodically change the dose you are taking to achieve the best result. Do not use it in larger or smaller quantities or longer than recommended.
Pancreatine should be taken with a meal or snack.
Take pancreatic with a full glass of water.
Do not hold the tablet in your mouth. The drug can lead to irritation of the inside of the mouth.
Do not crush, chew or share pancreatic tablets. Swallow it whole.
To make sure that this medicine helps your condition, you may need frequent blood tests. You can’t notice any change in your symptoms, but your blood test will help the doctor determine how long you’ll be treated with pancreatic.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse while using pancreatic.
Pancreatic can only be part of a complete treatment program that also implies a special diet. Follow the diet plan set by your diet or diet advisor. Familiarize yourself with the list of foods you need to eat or avoid to help control your condition.
Regularly use pancreatic to get the most benefits, and you may need to use this drug for the rest of your life.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
If your doctor changes the drug manufacturer, strength or type of pancreatic, your dosages may change. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about the new type of pancreatic that you get in the pharmacy.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember skipping pancreatic intake. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take an additional dose of medicine to make up for missed doses.
Always take pancreatic with food.