Drug: Creon 5

CREON® 5 Capsules are orally administered and contain pancrelipase (lipase 5,000 USP Units, protease 18,750 USP Units and amylase 16,600 USP Units per capsule) which is of porcine pancreatic origin. Each CREON 5 (pancrelipase delayed-release minimicrospheres) Capsule is filled with 124 mg of delayed-release MINIMICROSPHERES®. Inactive ingredients include dibutyl phthalate, dimethicone, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose phthalate, light mineral oil and polyethylene glycol. The capsule shells contain gelatin, red iron oxide, titanium dioxide, yellow iron oxide and FD & C blue No. 2. The capsule imprinting ink contains dimethicone, 2-ethoxyethanol, shellac, soya lecithin, and titanium dioxide.

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The most frequently reported adverse reactions to pancreatic enzyme-containing products are gastrointestinal in nature which may include nausea, vomiting, bloating, cramping, constipation or diarrhea. Less frequently, allergic-type reactions have also been observed. Very high doses of pancreatin have been associated with hyperuricosuria and hyperuricemia. Read the Creon 5 (pancrelipase delayed-release minimicrospheres) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effectsLearn More »

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Clinical experience should dictate initial starting dose. Doses should be taken during meals or snacks, not before or after. Do not take without food. Adults and Children Over 6 Years Old Usual initial starting dosage is two to four CREON 5 (pancrelipase delayed-release minimicrospheres) Capsules per meal or snack. Children Under 6 Years Old The exact dosage of CREON 5 (pancrelipase delayed-release minimicrospheres) Capsules should be selected based on clinical experience for this age group. Patients can be started on one to two capsules per meal or snack. For cystic fibrosis patients, typical doses are 1,500 - 3,000 USP lipase units/kg/meal. Dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the disease, control of steatorrhea and maintenance of good nutritional status. Doses in excess of 6,000 USP lipase units/kg/meal are not recommended. Dose increases, if required, should occur with careful monitoring of body weight and stool fat content. When changing strengths of pancreatic enzyme products, care should be taken to maintain equivalent lipase units for each divided dosage. It is important to ensure adequate hydration of patients at all times while taking pancreatic enzymes. Where swallowing of capsules is difficult, the capsules may be carefully opened and the MINIMICROSPHERES added to a small amount of soft food, with a pH less than 5.5. The soft food should be swallowed immediately without chewing and followed with a glass of water or juice to insure swallowing.

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No information provided. Read the Creon 5 Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions Learn More »

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CREON 5 (pancrelipase delayed-release minimicrospheres) Capsules are indicated for patients with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency as is often associated with:
  • cystic fibrosis
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • post-pancreatectomy
  • post-gastrointestinal bypass surgery (e.g., Billroth II gastroenterostomy)
  • ductal obstruction from neoplasm (e.g., of the pancreas or common bile duct)

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CREON 5 (pancrelipase delayed-release minimicrospheres) Capsules are contraindicated in the early stages of acute pancreatitis or in patients who are known to be hypersensitive to pork protein. Last reviewed on RxList: 9/29/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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No information provided.

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CREON 5 MINIMICROSPHERES (Pancrelipase Delayed-release Capsules, USP) are available in a two-piece gelatin capsule (orange opaque top half, blue opaque bottom half) imprinted in white with "SOLVAY" and "1205". Each capsule contains tan-colored delayed-release MINIMICROSPHERES of pancrelipase supplied in bottles of: 100.......NDC 0032-1205-01
250.......NDC 0032-1205-07 CREON 5 (pancrelipase delayed-release minimicrospheres) Capsules must be stored at 25ºC (77ºF); excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°- 86°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.] PROTECT FROM MOISTURE. DO NOT REFRIGERATE. Dispense in tight, light-resistant containers. For human consumption only. Manufactured By: Solvay Pharmaceuticals GmbH, Hannover, Germany. Marketed by: Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Marietta, GA 30062. Rev Feb 2006. FDA Rev date: n/a Last reviewed on RxList: 9/29/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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CREON 5 (pancrelipase delayed-release minimicrospheres) Capsules MINIMICROSPHERES SHOULD NOT BE CRUSHED OR CHEWED or placed on foods having a pH greater than 5.5. These can dissolve the protective enteric coating resulting in early release of enzymes, irritation of oral mucosa, and/or loss of enzyme activity. Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility Long-term studies in animals have not been performed to evaluate carcinogenic potential. Pregnancy, Category C Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with pancrelipase. It is also not known whether pancrelipase can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. CREON 5 (pancrelipase delayed-release minimicrospheres) Capsules should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed. Nursing Mothers 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 CREON 5 (pancrelipase delayed-release minimicrospheres) Capsules are administered to a nursing mother. Last reviewed on RxList: 9/29/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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