Pancreatin

font size

How does Pancreatin work?

Pancreatin contains the enzymes amylase, lipase, and protease, which help to digest food. These digestive enzymes are normally produced by the pancreas.

Are there safety concerns?

Pancreatin is safe for people with pancreas problems who cannot digest food properly. Pancreatin can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth and skin irritation, and allergic reactions. High doses can cause problems such as high blood levels of a substance called uric acid and colon damage.

Do not use pancreatin if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding, unless you have been diagnosed with pancreas problems which makes it essential.

Therapeutic Research Faculty copyright

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


GI Disorders

Get the latest treatment options.

Related Drugs
Related Supplements
advertisement
advertisement
Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations