Information about Camostat

How Camostat works

Camostat belongs to a class of medications called oral protease inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the activity of digestive enzymes involved in acid secretion and the activity of certain compounds involved in inflammation, thereby relieving the reflux of acid and inflammation of the pancreas.

Common side effects of Camostat

Rash, Itching, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Liver dysfunction, Pancreatic inflammation, Blood disorder, Sleep disturbance, Fatigue, Headache, Dizziness, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Muscle pain, Myositis, Rhabdomyolysis, Taste change, Hypersensitivity, Stevens-Johnson syndrome
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Available Medicine for Camostat

CamopanSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
1251 variant(s)

Expert advice for Camostat

  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor.
  • Do not skip any dose and finish the complete course even if you feel better.
  • You may be asked for regular blood tests to check for liver function while on treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Frequently asked questions for Camostat


Q. How does Camostat work?

Camostat inhibits the activity and the abnormal increase in the number of certain digestive enzymes. This helps reduce pain and inflammation associated with chronic pancreatitis.

Q. In what conditions Camostat should not be used?

If improvement of symptoms of postoperative reflux esophagitis is not observed, then treatment with this medicine should not be continued aimlessly for a long-term period.

Q. Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when using Camostat?

It is not known if this medicine affects your daily activities. However, if you face symptoms like dizziness and drowsiness after taking Camostat, then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery.

Q. Can I stop using Camostat immediately or do I need to slowly stop?

Some medicines cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for advice specific to your body, health, and other medications that you may be using.

Q. How to store Camostat safely?

Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.


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