Pancrelipase helps food digestion by replacing the enzymes usually made by the pancreas.
Take pancrelipase as directed with each meal or snack, and a glass of water. You can swallow the capsules whole, or open and sprinkle the beads on soft foods. Do NOT crush or chew the beads.
Should an occasional dose be missed it need not be taken later.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with pancrelipase including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Skin rash, itching
Trouble peeing, pain when peeing
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Sore or itchy eyes
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. May 2018
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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