Creon 40 000 capsules contain the active ingredient pancreatin, which is a mixture of digestive enzymes normally released by the pancreas to digest food.
Pancreatin contains the pancreatic enzymes lipase, amylase and protease. These assist the digestion of fat, carbohydrates and proteins. The enzymes in Creon are extracted from pig pancreas glands.
Pancreatin supplements are given by mouth in conditions where the natural secretion of these enzymes by the pancreas is reduced or absent. These conditions include chronic inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) and cystic fibrosis. Pancreatin may also be necessary if a tumour (eg pancreatic cancer) obstructs the outflow of enzymes from the pancreas. The supplements are also needed following surgical removal of the pancreas or stomach.
The enzymes in pancreatin work by digesting food as it passes through the intestines. The medicine must be taken at the same time as a meal or snack to allow the enzymes to mix with the food.
Creon 40 000 capsules contain gastro-resistant granules of pancreatin. The granules have a special coating to help protect the pancreatin from stomach acid. This allows more of the medicine to pass into the intestines with the food, which is where the enzymes would normally be released as part of digestion. The granules should be swallowed without chewing to avoid damaging the protective coating.
The capsules should be swallowed whole without chewing. Alternatively, they can be opened and the granules mixed with fluid or soft food. If you mix the granules with fluid or soft food, it is important that the mixture is swallowed straight away, without chewing.
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Pancreatin is expected to reduce the blood glucose lowering effect of the antidiabetic medicine acarbose.
It is not known to affect any other medicines.
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