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(pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules, Buffered and Enteric-Coated Microspheres.
PANCRECARB® (pancrelipase) contain buffered pancreatic enzymes: lipase, amylase and protease, isolated and concentrated from porcine pancreatic glands. The enzyme containing microspheres are coated with a pH sensitive enteric-coating to provide protection against gastric inactivation of the buffer-stabilized enzymes during gastric passage.
EACH PANCRECARB® (pancrelipase) CONTAINS:
|Lipase||4,000 U.S.P. Units||8,000 U.S.P. Units|
|Amylase||25,000 U.S.P. Units||40,000 U.S.P. Units|
|Protease||25,000 U.S.P. Units||45,000 U.S.P. Units|
Inactive ingredients include sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, cellulose acetate phthalate, diethyl phthalate, gelatin, sodium carboxymethyl starch, polyvinylpyrrolidone, talc, ursodiol, and other trace ingredients.
What are the possible side effects of pancrelipase?
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
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/20/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Pancrecarb Information
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