Creon 10 and/or Equivalents
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Creon 10 Drug Description
Creon 10 is the brand name of a medicine that belongs to a group of formulations commonly known as digestants. Its prime ingredient is pancreatin which is a digestive enzyme secreted naturally by the pancreas in your body. Pancreatin is a combination of the enzymes lipase, protease and amylase that aid in the digestion of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Creon 10 will be prescribed by your physician in case the normal secretion of pancreatin in your body is hampered due to any natural or medical factors. The prime ingredient in Creon 10 is 10 000 USP units of lipase, 33 200 USP units of amylase, and 37 500 USP units of protease. The medicine is presented as capsules containing 249 mg of tan coloured minimicrospheres (granules) that discharge pancreatin in the delayed release format. The granules have a special enteric coating that protects them from being digested by the stomach acids before they can release the enzyme. This makes Creon 10 effective in helping you to digest your food better. Creon 10 also contains dimethicone, dibutyl phthalate, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose phthalate, polyethylene glycol and light mineral oil as the inactive ingredients. The capsule has a colourless transparent body with a brown cap with SOLVAY 1210 imprinted on it. It contains gelatine, titanium dioxide, yellow iron oxide and red iron oxide as excipients. The pancreatin contained in Creon 10 is obtained from the pancreatic glands of pigs. The capsules are presented in bottles containing 100 or 250 capsules each. The medicine is available only on prescription and is approved by the FDA. It is presented by Solvay Healthcare.
Conditions Treated by Creon 10
Creon 10 is recommended by physicians for use in patients where there is difficulty in digesting regular meals due to an abnormally low level of digestive enzymes (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency). This scarcity or lack of flow of normal digestive enzymes can be due to several reasons like surgical removal of pancreas (pancreatectomy) or parts of the stomach (gastrectomy), inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis), cystic fibrosis or pancreatic cancer wherein the tumour is blocking the normal release of pancreatin from the gland.
Creon 10 Dosage Information
a.) Typical dosage recommendations
The dosage of a medicine depends on several factors like age of patient, body weight, individual medical condition, individual compliance, requirements and much more. Your physician is the best person to determine an ideal dose for you after careful consideration of your condition. In general, the typical dose of Creon 10 in case of adults and paediatric patients above six years is one or two capsules to be taken along with meals or snacks. For paediatric patients below six years of age, the typical dosage of Creon 10 is one capsule to be taken along with food.
b.) Missing a dose
If you have missed taking a particular dose of Creon 10, talk to your physician immediately for advice. You can take the capsule whenever you remember but do not take two capsules at the same time in order to compensate a missed dose. If you are about to take your next dose, do so and skip the missed dose altogether.
Typical overdose symptoms of Creon 10 include diarrhea and upset stomach. Talk to your physician for remedies or visit your nearest healthcare centre from symptomatic treatment.
Creon 10 Warnings
Talk to your physician before commencing treatment with Creon 10 to know all about its benefits, risks, potential side effects, ideal dosage schedule, precautions to be taken etc. You must clear all doubts and be absolutely sure about the benefits of the medicine for your condition. In case of any confusion, contact your physician but do not change dosage arbitrarily in case you are not satisfied with the results. Never stop discontinue treatment without informing your physician. Creon 10 should always be taken with or after meals as its main purpose is to aid in digestion of food. Never take the capsule on empty stomach and drink plenty of fluids all through the day while undergoing treatment. Swallow the capsule whole with water and do not chew or crush it. In case it is difficult for you to swallow the capsule, you can always open it and take out the granules and mix them with water, other beverages or any soft food for better ingestion. The mixture so formed must be taken immediately and any leftover mixture must be thrown away. Never chew the granules as this will destroy the enteric coating which protects them from acids in the stomach. Creon 10 is not suitable for you in case you are allergic to porcine protein. You can also be allergic to the active or inactive ingredients present in the medicine. To help your physician determine the efficacy and safety of Creon 10, tell him/her everything about your present and past medical condition, other medicines you are taking presently or if your are allergic to any particular substance. You must tell your medical caregiver if you have any history of acute pancreatitis, renal impairment, hyperuricemia, gout or if you have ever experienced any allergic reactions like hives, rashes, asthma, and breathing difficulty in the past after taking similar preparations. Paediatric patients with cystic fibrosis who take high doses of Creon 10 are susceptible to colon damage. The daily dose in such patients must never exceed 10 000 USP of lipase per kilo of body weight in a single day. As a safety precaution, consult your physician immediately in case you or your loved one has any abdominal pain or erratic abdominal behaviour after taking Creon 10. Always inform your physician in case you are pregnant, about to conceive or nursing a baby. They will then prescribe Creon 10 only if the benefits outweigh the risks for your condition. Always store Creon 10 in its original container away from light and heat. Ideally, the medicine must be stored at a temperature below 25°C and the container must be kept tightly closed. Do not store the medicine for long as the efficacy of enzyme formulations decrease gradually over time. Throw away capsules that have been kept after their expiry date. Never share your medicine with another person without asking your physician. The capsules must be stored carefully so that they are not accidentally swallowed by children or pets.
Creon 10 Side Effects
Typical side effects of Creon 10 include:
- Abdominal pain
- Vomiting tendencies
- Weight loss
Creon 10 Drug Interactions
The active and inactive ingredients of Creon 10 can react adversely with other formulations. Therefore, inform your physician about all prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking including herbal preparations, dietary supplements, vitamins, street-drugs or alcohol, tobacco or caffeine.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.