Creon 10000

Creon 10000

Manufacturer:

Abbott

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Pancreatin.
Description
Pancreatin 150 mg is equivalent to amylase 8000 units, lipase 10,000 units and protease 600 units.
Indications/Uses
For the treatment of conditions associated with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, eg: Chronic pancreatitis; pancreatectomy; post-gastrointestinal by-pass surgery eg, Billroth I/II, gastroenterostomy; ductal obstruction from neoplasm eg, of the pancreas or common bile duct; cystic fibrosis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
At least 1-2 cap should be taken whole with a drink (of at least 100 mL) with meals or snacks, but not in the recumbent position. May be increased to 5-15 cap daily.
Contraindications
Known allergy to pig protein.
Special Precautions
Should antacid administration be considered necessary, it is recommended that at least 1 hr elapse between the intake of antacid and of the Creon 10000 capsules. Neither the Creon 10000 capsule nor the microspheres should be crushed or chewed. In the case of difficulty of swallowing capsules, the Creon 10000 capsules may be opened and enteric-coated microspheres taken with liquid during the intake of food, or shaken onto soft food that does not require chewing, and swallowed immediately. Food having a pH of >5.5 dissolves the protective enteric-coating of the microspheres.
Use in pregnancy & lactation: There is inadequate evidence of safe use of Creon 10000 in human pregnancy and lactation. Creon 10000 should be used in pregnancy and by nursing mothers only if the potential benefits justify the potential risks.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
There is inadequate evidence of safe use of Creon 10000 in human pregnancy and lactation. Creon 10000 should be used in pregnancy and by nursing mothers only if the potential benefits justify the potential risks.
Side Effects
Diarrhea, constipation, abdominal discomfort, nausea and skin reactions have been reported but the occurrence is rare.
Drug Interactions
Antacids should not be taken concomitantly with Creon 10000 as the alkaline pH may destroy the enteric-coating.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
A16AB - Enzymes ; Used in the treatment of alimentary tract and metabolism problems.
Presentation/Packing
Minimicrospheres cap (enteric-coated) 100's.
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