Pancreatin

*** PLEASE NOTE***
The information and instructions on the following pages should not replace those given to you by your doctor.


Pancreatin contains pancreatic enzymes which help digestion in cases where the pancreas does not produce these enzymes or does not produce enough of them. The medication is meant to balance the low enzymatic activity in the bowels.

Common Uses:

  • To treat and prevent ulcers
  • To treat ulcers caused by NSAIDs usage
  • To treat reflux esophagitis
  • To treat esophageal reflux disease
  • To treat Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Do not use when

  • Your child has a known allergy to one of the ingredients
  • You are pregnant or nursing
  • Your child has a severe pancreatic inflammation

Consult your doctor when

  • Your child has medical problems
  • Your child is taking other medications
  • Your child has food allergies

How should I store the medication?
Store the medication in a cool, dark place, in a tightly closed container . Keep out of reach of children.

Do not use past the expiration date.

Administering the Medication
Follow the instructions and administration times as set by your physician. Take one capsule at every meal and snack time. Do not open the capsule. Do not chew. Keep your child hydrated to prevent constipation.

What should I do if I forget to administer the medication on time?
If you forget to administer the medication on time, wait until the next meal or snack time to give him the next one. Do not give two doses together to make up for a skipped dose.

When can I stop giving the medication to my child?
Finish the round as instructed by your doctor. Even if your child feels better, do not end treatment without consulting your doctor.

Side effects
Side effects include stomach aches, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, soft stool, diarrhea, constipation or allergic reactions. The side effects should subside over time, but if they persist, please see your doctor.

Call your doctor when

  • Your child's condition worsens
  • Your child experiences severe side effects such as increase in uric acid in the blood or urine
  • Your child has an allergic reaction, especially if the reaction is anaphylactic

Make sure your child drinks a lot in order to lower the chances of constipation.

Antacids should only be taken 2 hours after taking pancreatin.

Iron absoption may decrease while taking pancreatin.

Maintain a healthy diet as specified by your dietician.