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Viokace (Digestive Enzymes)
Viokace Uses and Indications
Viokace (Digestive Enzymes)
Viokace is an orally administered medicine prescribed to patients, mainly adults, suffering from exocrine pancreatic inefficiency caused by chronic pancreatitis or pancreatectomy, and not by cystic fibrosis. Patients with such an impairment of pancreas cannot produce digestive enzymes at a normal rate and disrupt the mechanism of effective digestion taking place in the small intestine. To help patients to maintain proper digestion of nutrients, Viokace is used. It is a pancreatic enzyme preparation consisting of pancrelipase - an extract derived from the porcine pancreatic glands.
Viokace oral tablets are available at the best prices at Canada Pharmacy and can be ordered online. Your order will be directly delivered to your doorstep.
The active ingredients of this medicine are lipase, protease, and amylase. The other inactive ingredients include colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, talc, and stearic acid.
The dose would be recommended by your doctor depending on the severity of your disease and the rate of absorption of nutrients in your body. The medicine is used along with Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). You should take it during your meal or immediately afterward. The capsules or tablets should be swallowed as a whole, and not crushed in the mouth. One can also open the capsule and sprinkle the contents within, on a small amount of slightly acidic food such as yogurt.
- Inform your doctor about your medical history, and the medicines/supplements you already take.
- Let your doctor know if you’re allergic to pork or lactose.
- Do not use it without the recommendation of your doctor.
- Keep the medicine away from sunlight and children’s reach.
- If one becomes pregnant while on this medication, immediately inform your doctor about it.
Although these side effects are quite rare, they can be very severe at times. It is, thus, important to inform your doctor if any of the following side effects are experienced:
- Signs of allergic reactions such as rashes, itching, etc.
- Joint pain and inflammation
- Tongue irritation
- Gastrointestinal problems such as stomach pain, bloating, trouble passing out stools, etc.
- Sore throat
- Headaches and neck pain
- Ear pain
- Nosebleed and stuffy nose
Other side effects not listed might also be present.
Product Code: 13171
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.