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Pancrecarb

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/20/2009
Pancrecarb Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 5/20/2016

Pancrecarb (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release is a combination of three enzymes (proteins): lipase, protease, and amylase, 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. Pancrecarb may also be used following surgical removal of the pancreas. Common side effects of Pancrecarb include:

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

Dosage of Pancrecarb is individualized and adjusted according to fat intake, severity of steatorrhea and the severity of the exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Begin therapy with one or two capsules with meals or snacks and adjust dosage according to symptoms. Pancrecarb may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Pancrecarb may be harmful to a fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Pancrecarb (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release 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.

Pancrecarb 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 Pancrecarb (Pancrelipase)

Pancrecarb Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The most frequently reported adverse reactions to pancrelipase-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. Extremely high doses of exogenous pancreatic enzymes have been reported to be associated with hyperuricosuria and hyperuricemia. High strength pancrelipase preparation (i.e., those labeled as containing more than 20,000 lipase units per capsule) has been associated with colonic strictures.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Pancrecarb (Pancrelipase)

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© Pancrecarb Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Pancrecarb Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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