What is Pancrelipase?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Creon Creon 24 Zenpep Show all

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Pancrelipase is an enzyme used for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to conditions such as cystic fibrosis. It is also used for the treatment of blocked feeding tubes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cystic Fibrosis 40 7
Pancreatitis 38 13
Support digestive health 28 8
Pancreatic Insufficiency 15 8
Hereditary Chronic Pancreatitis 5 2
Digestive problems 2 0

Show all 20 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 10
None 19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pancrelipase

Side effect Patients
Constipation 2
Diarrhea 2
Nausea 2
Upset stomach 2
Abdominal cramps 1
Chronic Diarrhea 1

Show all 15 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pancrelipase

Dosage Patients
24 mg three times daily 1
150 mg daily 1
2 x 20,000 units-5,000 units-20,000 units daily 1
20,000 units-5,000 units-20,000 units three times daily 1
6 x 15,000 units-1,200 units-15,000 units daily 1
2 x 33,200 units-10,000 units-37,500 units three times daily 1
2 x 33,200 units-10,000 units-37,500 units four times daily 1
24 x 66,400 units-20,000 units-75,000 units daily 1
6 x 120,000-76,000-24,000 unt three times daily 1
24,000IU as needed 1

See all 13 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Pancrelipase

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 6
Did not seem to work 4
Other 4
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 11 patients who’ve stopped taking Pancrelipase

Duration

Currently taking Pancrelipase

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Pancrelipase

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 9
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 18
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 4
< $25 12
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pancrelipase after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Pancrelipase (Creon) 1

Patients stopped taking Pancrelipase and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Pancrelipase (Creon) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pancrelipase.