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Drugs reference index «Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules»

Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules

Generic Name: Amylase/Lipase/Protease (a-mah-LASE/LYE-pase/PRO-tee-ase)Brand Name: Examples include Creon 10 and Pangestyme CN-10

Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules are used for:

Aiding digestion in patients with pancreatic insufficiency.

Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules are a digestive enzyme combination. It works by helping the body to digest protein, starch, and fat.

Do NOT use Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules or to pork protein
  • you have inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) or a flare-up of long-term pancreas problems

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules:

Some medical conditions may interact with Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a history of pancreas problems, stomach or bowel problems (eg, blockage, Crohn disease, short bowel syndrome, surgery), or cystic fibrosis

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules. However, no specific interactions with Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules:

Use Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules by mouth with each meal or snack as directed by your doctor. Do not take without food.
  • Swallow Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing. If you cannot swallow the capsule whole, you may open it and sprinkle the contents over soft, bland food. Do NOT crush or chew the contents of the capsule. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about what kind of food can be mixed with Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules.
  • If you mix the medicine with food, swallow the entire mixture right away. Do not save it for use at a later time. Drink a glass of water or juice after you swallow the mixture.
  • Drinking extra fluids is recommended while you are using Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules.
  • Continue to take Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
  • If you miss a dose of Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once or take a dose without a snack or a meal.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules.

Important safety information:

  • Do NOT take more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
  • If vomiting or diarrhea occurs, you will need to take care not to become dehydrated. Contact your doctor for instructions.
  • Lab tests, including body weight and stool fat content, may be performed while you use Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is not known if Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules while you are pregnant. It is not known if Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules are found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Bloating; constipation; diarrhea; nausea; stomach cramps or pain; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); mouth irritation; severe or persistent diarrhea; severe stomach pain.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea.

Proper storage of Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules:

Store Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules at room temperature, between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Do not refrigerate. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules are to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Amylase/Lipase/Protease Delayed-Release Capsules. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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