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Pancrelipase (By mouth)

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food.

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Pancrelipase is used to help improve food digestion in certain conditions (eg, cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis) where the pancreas is not working properly. Pancrelipase contains the enzymes (including lipases, proteases, and amylases) needed for the digestion of proteins, starches, and fats. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription… Read more
Brand names include
Creon, Palcaps, Pancreaze, Pancrelipase, Pangestyme EC, Panocaps, Pertzye, Ultracaps, Ultresa, Viokace, Viokase, Zenpep
Drug classes About this
Digestant, Enzyme Replacement, Gastrointestinal Agent
Combinations including this drug

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Evidence reviews

Ivacaftor (Kalydeco) 150 mg Tablet: For Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis with G551D, G1244E, G1349D, G178R, G551S, S1251N, S1255P, S549N, S549R, or G970R Mutation [Internet]

Cystic fibrosis (CF), an autosomal recessive condition, is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting children and young adults in Canada. It is caused by mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, located on chromosome seven. This gene encodes for a chloride channel that regulates transport of salt and water across cell membranes. When CFTR is dysfunctional, secretions become tenacious and sticky, resulting in pathology in multiple organ systems, most notably the lungs and gastrointestinal tract.

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