This medication contains digestive enzymes, which are natural substances needed by the body to help break down and digest food. It is used when the pancreas cannot make or does not release enough digestive enzymes into the gut to digest the food. Depending on the amount of enzymes in your product, it may be used for indigestion, as a supplement, or as replacement therapy (such as in chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, cancer of the pancreas, after surgery on the pancreas or gut).Some supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details about the brand you use.The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
How to use
The dosage is based on your medical condition, diet, and response to treatment.
If you are using the tablet form of the medication, make sure not to keep it in the mouth because doing so can cause irritation to the gums and cheeks. Swallow the medication with water. For the chewable tablets, chew thoroughly before swallowing.
If you are using the capsule form of the medication and swallowing is difficult, the capsule may be opened and the powder mixed with food or liquid.
Be careful not to inhale any of the powder because doing so can irritate the inside of the nose or cause an asthma attack.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.
If your doctor has recommended that you follow a special diet, it is very important to follow the diet to get the most benefit from this medication.
Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.
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