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 42 8
Pancreatitis 40 13
Support digestive health 28 8
Pancreatic insufficiency 19 11
Hereditary chronic pancreatitis 5 2
Autoimmune pancreatitis 2 1

Show all 22 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 12
None 23

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pancrelipase

Side effect Patients
Abdominal cramps 2
Constipation 2
Diarrhea 2
Nausea 2
Chronic diarrhea 1
Flatulence 1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pancrelipase

Dosage Patients
1 capsule(s) three times daily 1
5 tablet(s) three times daily 1
30 daily 1
150 mg daily 1
24,000-17,000-5,000 unt twice daily 1
2 x 30,000-19,000-6,000 unt three times daily 1
60,000-38,000-12,000 unt three times daily 1
2 x 43,750-25,000-10,500 unt three times daily 1
120,000-76,000-24,000 unt three times daily 1
120,000-76,000-24,000 unt four times daily 1

See all 16 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Pancrelipase

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 7
Other 6
Did not seem to work 4
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking Pancrelipase

Duration

Currently taking Pancrelipase

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

Stopped taking Pancrelipase

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 3
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 22
Usually 9
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 21
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 4
< $25 13
Not specified 17

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pancrelipase after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Pancrelipase (Creon) 2

Patients stopped taking Pancrelipase and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Pancrelipase (Creon) 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pancrelipase.