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I'm post-Whipple (partial pancreatectomy + lower half of stomach to jejunem + gall bladder & bile duct removed + spleenectomy) 4-years ago. Gestazym (OTC) works as well as Creom (both are enteric coated) for me. But in either case the dose may need to be titrated; e.g., you might get by with one tab/capsule for breakfast and snacks, you may need 2 or 3 for lunch or dinner. You'll k...

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My dr has has had me since a pancreatic attack 8 years ago-1200 units-2 before snack, 3 before meals. It causes me severe diarrhea, and I think he made a mistake. I small and wigh 140lbs. He's too busy to call me back ever...We are a small area and he thinks he's "superman" and now has no time for us "little people". Jerk. Afraid to go off. He is Dr. Takis, Mayo, Mankato,MN.

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Anonymous | 75 or over | Female | On medication for 1 to less than 2 years | Patient
10/10/2013
Condition: Pancreas Organ Failure
Overall rating 3.0
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worked well first couple years... gained weight I had lost. But now I get diarrhea so thinking to do without Creon

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Val K. | 45-54 | Female | On medication for 5 to less than 10 years | Patient
7/21/2012
Condition: Other
Overall rating 1.0
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My dr has has had me since a pancreatic attack 8 years ago-1200 units-2 before snack, 3 before meals. It causes me severe diarrhea, and I think he made a mistake. I small and wigh 140lbs. He's too busy to call me back ever...We are a small area and he thinks he's "superman" and now has no time for us "little people". Jerk. Afraid to go off. He is Dr. Takis, Mayo, Mankato,MN.

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crissy | 55-64 | Female | On medication for 10 years or more | Patient
1/24/2012
Condition: Pancreas Organ Failure
Overall rating 5.0
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If I bloat it takes the bloating away right away.

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Onomatopoet | 55-64 | Male | On medication for 2 to less than 5 years | Patient
7/23/2008
Condition: Other
Overall rating 4.3
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I'm post-Whipple (partial pancreatectomy + lower half of stomach to jejunem + gall bladder & bile duct removed + spleenectomy) 4-years ago. Gestazym (OTC) works as well as Creom (both are enteric coated) for me. But in either case the dose may need to be titrated; e.g., you might get by with one tab/capsule for breakfast and snacks, you may need 2 or 3 for lunch or dinner. You'll know by what issues later. There is another side-effect that's not discussed ... the flatulence (GAS). Beeno (alpha galactose enzyme) is the old standby (must be taken BEFORE the first bite); for me it's 3-5 tabs/meal. Digestive (Gas) Advantage (mainly Bacillus coagulans) is better; but I must take one per meal (not one per day). Before taking any of these, READ THE LABELS! I hope this helps, and I wish you well. JHNRead More Read Less

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