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A 62-year-old female asked:

My husband takes pancrelipase for pancreatitis; had a reaction of hives and diarrhea together 6 times this month. can this be from the pancrelipase?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Possibly: If related in time to the ingestion, it may be an allergy.
Dr. Eric Burdge
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Rx side effects: Yes, this is entirely possible as common side effects from Pancrelipase 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. Hives may suggest an allergic ige reaction as well.He should follow up with his GI or prescribing doctor.

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