Doctor insights on:
1: Why do you want or need it?
2: See your pharmacist and have her/him discuss the options available for pancreatin tablets.
Life is much easier and safer if you don't take meds not prescribed by your doctor. Go online and look at the many articles about food. Also remember to exercise regularly. ...Read more
It's a: Waste of money. Where did you hear that that was an effective therapy? ...Read more
Yes, but: It is only needed if you have a deficiency in pancreatic digestive enzymes. This is too complex to be evaluated over the internet, check w/your physician. ...Read more
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
See below: I think presciption only, contains digestive enzymes and used in patients with pancreatic insufficiency. ...Read more
Yes: If you have problems with digestion, bloating you can try. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on why you are taking it. ...Read more
Rule out...: Your elevated liver enzymes may be from some other cause (hepatitis, fatty liver, alcohol, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, others) or the 'holistic' remedies you're taking may not be what they're suppposed to be -- it's common for unregulated meds to contain things that are deadly. If you really believe that that frankincense stuff is raising your liver 'zymes, then stop taking it & watch them drop. ...Read more
Learn from this: Please forgive my frankness. You're taking pills that are supposed to be pancreatic enzymes (?!) or Indian frankincense but in fact may be something quite different. Phony herbal meds are an extremely common cause of elevatged liver enzymes and even catastrophic liver failure. I trust the diagnosis is correct and that you'll learn from this experience. ...Read more
After 17 days of lap chole started taking 1.Cefuroxime-500, 2.Moxifloxacin 3. Creon 10000 (pancreatin) 4.Omez-d 5.Paracetamol650mg 6.Vibact. Is it ok?
Perplexed: Can't say I've ever seen someone started on all those medications after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Did something go wrong? Do you have a serious infection? Is there something wrong with your pancreas? ...Read more
A CT scan shows normal and the amylase blood levels were in the limit of normal, I have a gassy digest, why did still the dr prescribed pancreatin for 3 days, saying I should see if I'd feel better?
CT for "gas"? ..:
NO IDEA... CT for "excessive gas production"? . Is there moderate pain? A single normal amylase does not rule out pancreatitis. If it IS pancreatitis, pancreatin alone would not help.
Excessive gas production is often due to lactose intolerance (among other possible causes) Trying LACTASE may give the answer. ...Read more
I have recurrent acute pancreatitis am 19 will ANA profile test help. WILL MEDICATION GIVEN to me will change am taking creon and dietary food tablets?
More testing: An anti-nuclear antibody wouldn't be high on my list, but it might be time to check you for one of the genetic syndromes (trypsinogen mutation, cystic fibrosis variant) known to cause this. "Magic" food supplements won't help you. Hoping you can find the cause of this often very troublesome situation. ...Read more
Is a gastroenterologist the expert one goes to in order to regulate enzyme insufficiency with a medication, such as creon? Medical oncologist?
What is the best diet to follow for chronic pancreatitis sufferers? Also, will they need to take creon forever?
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?
I have had whipples surgery 2 years ago. Even 2 creon tabs insufficient for a meal. Should I increase dose? Unable to regain weight. Need advice
Increase: You need to take Creon 24, 000 units, 3 pills with each meal and one pill with each snack. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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