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Pancrelipase Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Pancrelipase is also known as: Arco-Lase, Cotazym, Cotazym-S, Creon, Ku-Zyme HP, Kutrase, Lapase, Panase, Pancrease, Pancrease MT, Pancrease MT 10, Pancrease MT 16, Pancrease MT 4, Pancreaze, Pancrecarb MS, Pertzye, Protilase, Ultrase, Ultrase MT 20, Ultresa, Viokace, Viokase, Viokase 8, Zenpep, Zymase

Pancrelipase Pregnancy Warnings

Pancrelipase has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with pancrelipase. It is not known whether pancrelipase can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. The risk and benefit of pancrelipase should be considered in the context of the need to provide adequate nutritional support to a pregnant woman with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Adequate caloric intake during pregnancy is important for normal maternal weight gain and fetal growth. The manufacturer recommends caution when administering pancrelipase during pregnancy.

Pancrelipase Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of pancrelipase into human milk. The risk and benefit of pancrelipase should be considered in the context of the need to provide adequate nutritional support to the nursing mother with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering pancrelipase to nursing women.

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