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Pancreatin is employed for the treatment of patients with
- Chronic pancreatitis
- Cystic fibrosis/Mucoviscidosis
- Following partial or complete pancreatectomy
- Total gastrectomy
- Celiac disease and
- Other conditions associated with pancreatic insufficiency
Dosage & Administration
2-3 tablets to be swallowed whole with little water immediately after or during meal. Or as directed by the physician
The most frequent side effects are gastrointestinal including nausea, vomiting and abdominal discomfort. Buccal and perianal soreness may occur, particularly in infants. Hypersensitivity reactions manifested by sneezing, lacrimation or skin rashes have been reported.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pancreatin should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed. It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Pancreatin is administered to a nursing mother.
Precautions & Warnings
Patients known to be allergic to animal protein should be treated with caution.
Excessive dosage may produce a laxative effect. Systemic toxicity does not occur. Very high dosage may cause hyperuricaemia and hyperuricosuria
Keep all medicines out of reach of children. Store in a cool and dry place, protected from light.