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Pepsin is used in the treatment of indigestion and pancreatitis

How it works

Pepsin is an enzyme whose zymogen (pepsinogen) is released by the chief cells in the stomach and that degrades food proteins into peptides.

Common side effects

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Expert advice

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

Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)