Lipase

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How does Lipase work?

Lipase seems to work by breaking down fat into smaller pieces making digestion easier.

Are there safety concerns?

Lipase seems to be safe for most people. It can cause some side effects such as nausea, cramping, and diarrhea.

Do not take lipase if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have cystic fibrosis.

Dosing considerations for Lipase.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:
  • For digestion problems due to a disorder of the pancreas (pancreatic insufficiency) that is associated with cystic fibrosis: A typical dose for adults is 4500 units per kilogram of lipase per day. For children, a typical dose is 5100 units per kilogram per day. Start with a low dose and gradually increase until there is a benefit, but don't take more than the typical dose without checking with your healthcare provider.

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