A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.
Digestive enzymes are products that contain enzymes, which are necessary during digestion to break down the food. These enzymes are either present in or released into the gastrointestinal tract.
Digestive enzyme products are given orally to patients who do not produce the particular enzymes; therefore without these they will be unable to digest and absorb the food properly.
Medical conditions associated with digestive enzymes: