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Kreon (Pancreatic Enzyme)
Pancreatic Enzyme CapsulesKreon (Pancreatic Enzyme)
Kreon is a pancreatic enzyme drug given to the patients who are having difficulty in digesting of food due to improper function of the pancreas can be caused by cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatectomy or some other conditions. Kreon is actually a pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) which works by replacing the three pancreatic enzymes lipase, protease and amylase usually prepared by a healthy pancreas.
You must take Kreon at the same time as eating a meal or any snack, as this will allow the enzymes to mix scrupulously with the food and ultimately results in digestion.
You can purchase this pancreatic enzyme medication from Canada Pharmacy.
The active Ingredients are:
- Cetyl alcohol
- Hypromellose phthalate
- Polyethylene glycol
- Triethyl citrate
Kreon should be used as prescribed by your healthcare practitioner. Take Kreon every time you eat whether it is a full meal or just a snack.
If you accidentally miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Don't mix the dose with the other one. Avoid taking 2 doses at the same time. The dosage of the drug depends on the age and health condition of the patient.
This medicine is administered orally. Always take Kreon with sufficient fluid to consume your dosage without crushing or chewing it.
Before using Kreon, don't forget to tell your health practitioner if you are allergic to pork proteins.
Visit your doctor so he can check the progress of the medicine and determine if it is working properly. There is some chance of viral transmission with all porcine pancreatic enzyme products including Kreon.
Common Kreon side effects may include:
- Stomach pain
- Upset stomach
- Frequent or abnormal bowel movements
- Rectal itching
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Changes in your blood sugar
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
- Flushed, dry skin
- Fruit-like breath odour
- Increased hunger
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Unexplained weight loss
- Itching with or without a rash
- Allergic reactions (which may be severe)
- Severe or long-lasting abdominal pain (Fibrosing colonopathy).
- Bowel disorder
- Severe or unusual stomachache
Product Code: 12112
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