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Pancreatin

INFORMATION

Uses

Pancreatin is used in the treatment of indigestion and pancreatitis.

How it works

Pancreatin belongs to class of drugs called digestive enzymes. It contains enzymes like amylase, lipase and protease which help in digesting the food.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice

  • Do not take Pancreatin if you are allergic to pork or any pig product.
  • Notify your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Take Pancreatin with a meal or a snack and drink plenty of water.

Frequently asked questions

Pancreatin

Q.Is pancreatin acidic?
No. pancreatin is not acidic

Q.Is pancreatin an enzyme?
Pancreatin is a mixture of digestive enzyme like amylase, lipase and protease which help in digesting the food

Q.Is pancreatin good for diabetics?
Pancreatin can be taken by patients with diabetes. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.Is pancreatin a probiotics?
No. Pancreatin belongs to class of drugs called digestive enzymes

Q.Does pancreatin help reduce inflammation?
No, it has no effect on reducing inflammation.


Content on this page was last updated on 29 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)