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Creon 20

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/22/2016
Creon 20 Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 4/19/2016

Creon 20 Minimicrospheres (pancrelipase) Delayed-release Capsules is a combination of three enzymes (proteins): lipase, protease, and amylase and is used to replace these enzymes when the body does not have enough of its own. Certain medical conditions can cause this lack of enzymes, including cystic fibrosis, chronic inflammation of the pancreas, or blockage of the pancreatic ducts. Creon 20 Minimicrospheres may also be used following surgical removal of the pancreas. Common side effects of Creon 20 Minimicrospheres include:

  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • abdominal pain or cramps
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • stomach pain or upset
  • bloating
  • gas
  • greasy stools
  • rectal irritation
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • cough, or
  • weight loss

The usual initial starting dosage for adults and children over age 6 is one Creon 20 Capsules per meal or snack. The pediatric dose is determined by a physician. Creon 20 may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Creon 20 should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Creon 20 Minimicrospheres (pancrelipase) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Creon 20 Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have severe or unusual stomach pain. This could be a symptom of a rare but serious bowel disorder.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • nausea or vomiting;
  • mild stomach pain or upset;
  • diarrhea or constipation;
  • bloating or gas;
  • greasy stools;
  • rectal irritation;
  • headache, dizziness;
  • cough; or
  • weight loss.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Creon 20 (Pancrelipase Delayed-Released Capsules)

Creon 20 Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The most frequently reported adverse reactions to pancreatic enzyme-containing products are gastrointestinal in nature which may include nausea, vomiting, bloating, cramping, constipation or diarrhea. Less frequently, allergic-type reactions have also been observed. Very high doses of pancreatin have been associated with hyperuricosuria and hyperuricemia.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Creon 20 (Pancrelipase Delayed-Released Capsules)

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