Pancreatin is a combination of digestive enzymes (proteins) called proteolytic enzymes; these enzymes are normally produced by the pancreas and are important in the digestion of fats, proteins, and sugars.
Pancreatin is used to replace digestive enzymes when the pancreas does not produce enough on its own. Certain medical conditions can cause this lack of enzymes, including cystic fibrosis, chronic inflammation of the pancreas, pancreatic cancer, or pancreas surgery. Pancreatin may also be used to treat a condition called steatorrhea (loose, fatty stools).
Each enteric-coated capsule contains:
|Pancreatic enzymes 4× (from pork [Sus scrofa]) 4× concentrate||325 mg|
|Amylase activity||32,500 USP units|
|Protease activity||32,500 USP units|
|Lipase activity||2,600 USP units|
Other ingredients: A non‑GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum, purified water, and a water-based enteric coating.
Adults: Take 1 capsule two to four times daily with food or as directed by your health-care practitioner. Take with or immediately before a meal/food. Swallow whole; do not crush or chew. Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks or for prolonged use. Use the smallest effective dose which controls symptoms.