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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.
The active Ingredients are:
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: