Creon 25 and/or Equivalents
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Creon 25 Drug Description
Creon 25 is the brand name of a medicine that belongs to the group of medications known as digestants. It contains the digestive enzyme pancreatin. Pancreatin is secreted by the pancreas and is a combination of enzymes that aid in digestion of proteins, fat and carbohydrate. Protease, amylase and lipase are the enzymes present in pancreatin. Your physician will prescribe Creon 25 000 capsules for you if the normal secretion of pancreatin in your body is impaired. Reduced pancreatin secretion or its complete absence may be because of any disease, disorder or surgery. The prime ingredient in Creon 25 000 delayed release capsule is 18 000 FIP units of amylase, 25 000 FIP units of lipase and 1 000 FIP units of protease. It also contains cetyl alcohol, hypromellose phthalate, dimethicone, triethyl citrate and polyethylene glycol as the inactive ingredients. Each capsule has a size 0 hard gelatinous cover, a Swedish orange coloured cap and a transparent colourless body and contains enteric coated brown coloured minimicrosperes. The spheres contain pancreatin and the special coating helps to protect the granules from being digested by the stomach acids. This way, the enzyme is allowed to work on the food and digest it properly. The pancreatin in Creon 25 is derived from the pancreatic glands of pigs. It is presented in bottles of hundred capsules each. It is an FDA approved drug and available only on prescription.
Conditions Treated by Creon 25
Creon 25 is prescribed for aiding digestion in patients where there is less or no flow of normal digestive enzymes (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency). This may be because of an inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis), cystic fibrosis, a tumour (pancreatic cancer) which may be blocking the release of pancreatin from the pancreas or due to surgical removal of the pancreas or related parts of the stomach.
Creon 25 Dosage Information
a.) Typical dosage recommendations
Dosage of a medicine depends on several factors like age, gender, body weight, individual compliance and response, past and present medical condition of the patient and so on. Your physician is the best person to determine an optimum dose for you considering your individual requirements. Usually, initial dosage of Creon 25 is one capsule to be taken with meals. Your physician may prescribe an increased dose if necessary.
b.) Missing a dose
In case you have missed taking a particular dose of Creon 25, take it immediately whenever you remember. However, skip the missed dose altogether in case it is time to take your next scheduled dose. Never take two capsules at a time in order to compensate a missed dose.
Talk to your physician immediately in case you have taken too much of Creon 25. Typical overdose symptoms include diarrhoea. Visit your nearest poison control centre for symptomatic and supportive treatment.
Creon 25 Warnings
Before starting your treatment with Creon 25, talk to your physician in details about all its risks, benefits, dosage schedule, possible side effects, precautions etc. You must be absolutely sure about the benefits of the medicine for your condition. Always talk to your physician about any confusion, uneasiness or change in dosage if you are dissatisfied with your progress. Do not stop taking your capsules or alter doses on your own. Take Creon 25 exactly as advised by your physician. The medicine must be taken with food so that the enzymes present in it can aid in optimum digestion. It should be swallowed whole with water and never chewed. In case you have difficulty in swallowing the capsule, you can open the gelatinous cover and mix the granules with soft foods or beverages for easy ingestion. The beverage or soft foods must be swallowed immediately. Under no condition should the granules be chewed as this will destroy their outer enteric coating. Do not take Creon 25 on empty stomach. Always take it along with food to optimize digestion and drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Colon damage has been reported in paediatric patients with cystic fibrosis who have taken high doses of Creon 25. In such patients the daily dose should not exceed 10 000 units of lipase per kg of body weight in a day. In general, you must consult your physician immediately in case you experience any new pain in the abdomen or any erratic abdominal symptoms after taking Creon 25. In order to ensure the safety and efficacy of Creon 25 for you, your physician must know everything about your past and present medical condition, including any history of gout, hyperuricemia, acute pancreatitis or renal impairment. She should know if you are allergic to any of the active or inactive ingredients present in Creon 25 or to porcine protein. Some patients also experience severe allergic conditions like asthma, pruritus, hives, breathing difficulty etc after taking Creon 25. Although this is rare, your physician will want to examine all the risks and benefits of the medication before prescribing it for you. Prior to starting treatment with Creon 25, tell your physician if you are pregnant, plan to conceive or breastfeeding a baby. Your physician will then prescribe Creon 25 for you only if it is absolutely necessary. Creon 25 must be stored in its original bottle in a cool and dark place below a temperature of 25°C. The container must be kept tightly closed and must not be stored without use for long as the efficacy of the enzyme decreases over time. Never take the capsules after their expiry date and keep away from pets and children. Do not share your medicine with another person without medical consultation.
Creon 25 Side Effects
Side effects of a medicine vary from person to person and can be mild or severe and permanent or temporary. In general, typical side effects of Creon 25 include allergic reaction to pancreatin such as rashes on the skin, sneezing, oral soreness, or lachrymation. Talk to your physician in case you experience any of the following side effects:
- Abdominal pain
- Abnormal stools
- Nausea and vomiting
- High level of uric acid in the blood or urine
- Dizziness or headache
- Rectal irritation
- Weight loss
Creon 25 Drug Interactions
The active and inactive ingredients in Creon 25 can interact with other medicines. In order to ensure a safe treatment, tell your doctor about every other formulation you are taking including prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbal formulations, vitamins, diet supplements etc. Your physician must also know about your addictions to caffeine, nicotine, alcohol or street drugs.
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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.