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Ultrase

ULTRASE®
(pancrelipase) Capsules Enteric-Coated Microspheres

DRUG DESCRIPTION

ULTRASE® (pancrelipase) Capsules are orally administered and contain 250 mg of enteric-coated microspheres of porcine pancreatic enzyme concentrate, predominantly pancreatic lipase, amylase, and protease.

Each ULTRASE® (pancrelipase) Capsule contains:

Lipase .................................................. 4,500 U.S.P. Units
Amylase .................................................. 20,000 U.S.P. Units
Protease .................................................. 25,000 U.S.P. Units

Inactive ingredients: povidone, talc, sugar, methacrylic acid copolymer (Type C), triethyl citrate, simethicone emulsion.

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
  • weight...

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What are the precautions when taking pancrelipase (Ultrase)?

Before taking pancrelipase, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to pork protein; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: sudden/severe swelling of the pancreas (acute pancreatitis), sudden worsening of long-term disease of the pancreas, gout, kidney disease, high uric acid level in the blood (hyperuricemia), intestinal problems (such as blockage).

If you have diabetes, pancrelipase may affect your blood sugar levels. Check your blood sugar levels regularly as directed by your doctor. Your doctor may need to adjust...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 1/16/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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