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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Creon (Overview)

Creon is a gastroenterology drug.


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What is creon prescribed for?

What is  creon prescribed for?

Pancreatic problems: Creon is a pancreatic enzyme supplement used in a condition called pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, where the body does not make enough enzymes to digest food. This insufficiency appears in a number of different conditions, including cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, and after certain types of intestinal surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
52 doctors shared insights

Creon (Overview)

Creon is a gastroenterology drug.


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Why would a doctor prescribe my sister pancreatin tablets?

Why would a doctor prescribe my sister pancreatin tablets?

Pancreatin: Is a mixture of digestive enzymes amylase/protease/lipase. Used to treat pancreatic conditions such as pancreatitis or cystic fibrosis, where these enzymes are deficient. It is also claimed to be helpful in food allergies, celiac disease, autoimmune disease, cancer & weight loss. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for creon to work?For g.I. Problems?

How long does it usually take  for creon to work?For g.I. Problems?

Pretty quickly: Usually within a few days if taken in the right dose and for the right indication (chronic pancreatitis) ...Read more

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Is pancreatic insufficiency related to history of uc? Will i need to take creon for life?

Is pancreatic insufficiency related to history of uc? Will i need to take creon for life?

Might be: There is definitely a reported relationship between inflammatory bowel disease (uc and crohn's) and pancreatic insufficiency. It isn't entirely clear why. Proposed mechanisms include (a) the same auto-immune process that attacks the bowel attacks the pancreas (b) repeated episodes of pancreatitis some of which may be medication side-effects. You may need Creon for life. ...Read more

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How many months should i eat creon i had idiopathic chronic pancreatitis and now pancreas r normal in abdomen scan am 19 it is too young what to DO? ?

How many months should i eat creon i had idiopathic chronic pancreatitis and now pancreas r normal in abdomen scan am 19 it is too young what to DO? ?

Rare condition.: This is rare especially at your age. If you truly have pancreatic insufficiency you may need the creon all your life. Although the pancreas is normal in scans you will need to get the advice of your doctor. Note that if you had some nonspecific inflamation of the pancreas that has resolved , then you may be able to stop the creon. You will need to experiment with foods one at a time and see . ...Read more

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What is creon prescribed for?

Pancreatic problems: Creon is a pancreatic enzyme supplement used in a condition called pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, where the body does not make enough enzymes to digest food. This insufficiency appears in a number of different conditions, including cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, and after certain types of intestinal surgery. ...Read more

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Will I have to take creon forever?

Will I have to take creon forever?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the pancreatic insufficiency. If the cause is transient and corrected, you don't need to take it forever. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Pancreatin (Definition)

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