How many capsules are in a bottle of CREON?
Each Creon capsule is available as a two-piece gelatin capsule with orange opaque cap with imprint “Creon 1206” and a blue opaque body that contains tan-colored, delayed-release pancrelipase supplied in bottles of: 100 capsules (NDC 0032-1206-01)
Can CREON capsules be opened?
If you have trouble swallowing capsules, open the capsules and sprinkle the contents on a small amount of room temperature acidic food, such as applesauce. Drink enough liquid to make sure the medicine is swallowed completely.
How is CREON dispensed?
CREON should be administered to infants immediately prior to each feeding, using a dosage of 3,000 lipase units per 120 mL of formula or prior to breast-feeding. Contents of the capsule may be administered directly to the mouth or with a small amount of applesauce.
What dosages does CREON come in?
Drug forms and strengths
|Abbreviated strength||Capsule imprint|
|Creon 3,000||3k||CREON 1203|
|Creon 6,000||6k||CREON 1206|
|Creon 12,000||12k||CREON 1212|
|Creon 24,000||24k||CREON 1224|
Does CREON affect the liver?
Gastrointestinal disorders (including abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence, constipation and nausea), skin disorders (including pruritus, urticaria and rash), blurred vision, myalgia, muscle spasm, and asymptomatic elevations of liver enzymes have been reported with this formulation of CREON.
What is the best way to take CREON?
How should I take CREON? Take CREON exactly as your doctor tells you to take it. Always take CREON with a meal or snack and enough liquid to swallow CREON completely. Do not crush or chew CREON capsules or its contents, and do not hold the capsule or capsule contents in your mouth.
Can CREON be harmful?
CREON should be used with caution in patients who have gout, impaired kidney function, or a high concentration of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia). It should also be used with caution in patients with pork allergies. There may be a risk of viral transmission with pancreatic enzyme products, including CREON.
Do I need CREON with fruit?
It is important that you take your enzymes with all other meals and snacks. What if I can’t swallow them? You can open the capsules and mix the granules (without crushing) with an acidic fruit puree, such as apple sauce. You will need to swallow the mixture straight away, without chewing.
What food goes with CREON?
There are smaller capsules available, but you may have to take more of these to make up the dose. You can open the capsule and mix the granules inside with a teaspoon of cold, soft, acidic food – such as a smooth apple sauce, fruit puree, apricot jam or fruit yoghurt.
Is Creon safe to take?
If you and your doctor determine that Creon is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely take it long term. But this depends on your overall health and other factors. Creon side effects
What is the medicine Creon used for?
– References: – CREON [package insert]. North Chicago, IL: AbbVie Inc. – Fieker A, Philpott J, Armand M. Enzyme replacement therapy for pancreatic insufficiency: present and future. Clin Exp Gastroenterol.2011;4:55-73. – Ferrone M, Raimondo M, Scolapio JS. Pancreatic enzyme pharmacotherapy. Pharmacotherapy.2007;27(6):910-920.
What is Creon prescribed for?
What Is CREON? CREON (pancrelipase) is a prescription medicine used to treat people who cannot digest food normally because their pancreas does not make enough enzymes.
What does Creon do to the pancreas?
Creon is used to replace these enzymes when the body does not have enough of its own. Certain medical conditions can cause this lack of enzymes, including cystic fibrosis, chronic inflammation of the pancreas, or blockage of the pancreatic ducts. Creon may also be used following surgical removal of the pancreas. Warnings