What is Digestive Enzymes?

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Digestive enzymes are found in a dietary supplement containing enzymes, designed to aid digestion and assimilation of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 22 7
Support digestive health 20 9
Bowel irritability 13 3
Digestive problems 9 3
Bowel problems 4 0
Fibromyalgia 4 0

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  • 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 0
Mild 1
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Digestive Enzymes

Side effect Patients
Cholecystitis 1
Diarrhea 1
Heartburn 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Digestive Enzymes

Dosage Patients
2 other daily 1
1 capsule(s) three times daily 1
1 tablet(s) three times daily 1
2 capsule(s) twice daily 1
100 mg daily 1
325 mg daily 1
390 mg daily 1
550 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Digestive Enzymes

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Reason Patients
Other 8
Did not seem to work 5
Expense 5
Course of treatment ended 3
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 21 patients who’ve stopped taking Digestive Enzymes

Duration

Currently taking Digestive Enzymes

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Digestive Enzymes

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 12
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 4
Not specified 13
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1 patient evaluation for Digestive Enzymes

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Rejoice
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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 45
Condition: Spinal Stenosis 28 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Spinal Stenosis

See Rejoice's full Digestive Enzymes history

Mar 8, 2015 (Started Feb 27, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Flatulence)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Abdominal bloating)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Five times daily
Advice & Tips: Ran out of pills and I can't afford to buy another bottle.

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