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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. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more


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Can anyone tell me what is creon 25, 000?

Can anyone tell me what is creon 25, 000?

Pancreatic enzyme: 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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What is the best diet to follow for chronic pancreatitis sufferers? Also, will they need to take creon forever?

What is the best diet to follow for chronic pancreatitis sufferers? Also, will they need to take creon forever?

Varies: Chr. Pancreatitis- ditates low fat diet. If cause is hypertg- that should be treated aggressively. If etoh- abstinence helps. If gallstones- surgical, endoscopic remidy helps. If surgical / anatomical anomaly, any of the above late stage Creon is the blessing. ...Read more

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IDIOPATHIC CHRONIC panctreatitis age is 20yrs.best tablets are CREON and tramodol.Is it true. Do they cure pancreas?

IDIOPATHIC CHRONIC panctreatitis age is 20yrs.best tablets are CREON and tramodol.Is it true. Do they cure pancreas?

Pancreatitis: Unfortunately there is no cure if the pancreatitis is truly idiopathic. Creon is helpful for digestion in chronic pancreatitis and tramadol is helpful for pain that may be associated with the pancreatitis. Hopefully all other reasons for your pancreatitis have been looked for. ...Read more

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My ggtp was 470! i did have a bout of pancreatitis & am on creon but feel fine. Should i be worried or continue on as usual?

My ggtp was 470! i did have a bout of pancreatitis & am on creon but feel fine. Should i be worried or continue on as usual?

possibly: That GGT is very high. Was the pancreatitis caused by a gall stone? Were other liver enzymes elevated as well?You should discuss this test result with the doctor who ordered it. ...Read more

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What will happen is someone takes creon enzyme?

What will happen is someone takes creon enzyme?

Digest food better: 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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How long does it take for creon to work on GI problems?

How long does it take for creon to work on GI problems?

A very short time: Creon works locally in the GI track. It is not absorbed and does not accumulate in the system. The important thing is to take enough of the drug. As much as 10 pills before meals may be needed for an effect. ...Read more

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What will happen is someone takes creon enzyme when they don't need it?

What will happen is someone takes creon enzyme when they don't need it?

No effect.: 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. If your body does make those enzymes, then Creon is unnecessary, and taking it will have no effect. ...Read more

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I take creon 25, 000 I've been told I can take up to 27 creon tablets a day. Does this sound right?

I take creon 25, 000 I've been told I can take up to 27 creon tablets a day. Does this sound right?

Creon: Creon is given usually in multiple doses throughout the day. Your doctor is the best guide as to how many doses per day you should take. Consult your doctor as to how you are doing and if your dose is correct for you. ...Read more

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