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Chemical Name: Pancreatic Enzymes (Lipase, Protease, Amylase)
Creon is a combination of three enzymes (proteins): lipase, protease, and amylase. These enzymes are normally produced by the pancreas and are important in the digestion of fats, proteins, and sugars.
Creon is used to replace these enzymes when the body does not have enough of its own. Certain medical conditions can cause this lack of enzymes, including cystic fibrosis, chronic inflammation of the pancreas, or blockage of the pancreatic ducts.
Creon Side Effects:
In general, Creon MT is well-tolerated. The most common side effects of Creon may include:
• nausea or vomiting
• mild stomach pain or upset
• diarrhea or constipation
• bloating or gas
• greasy stools
• rectal irritation
• headache, dizziness
• cough; or
• weight loss.
If these side effects persist or become bothersome, please contact your doctor or healthcare providers promptly.
CREON 5, CREON 10, and CREON 20 Capsules are a pancreatic enzyme product prescribed to promote improved digestion of foods, especially fat. The prescribed dosage should be taken with each meal and snack or as directed by the physician. The capsules can be swallowed whole, or the contents poured on soft, bland food. Care should be taken to avoid chewing or crushing of the capsule contents, which can result in early release of enzymes, irritation of oral mucosa, and/or loss of enzyme activity. Patients should maintain adequate fluid intake. The prescribed dose range should not be exceeded without calling your doctor.
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