i am a healthy female & would like to take creon to lose approx 15 lbs. would i be putting my body at a health risk if i took creon for at least 2 meals per day?
Can I take creon to lose weight without having pancreatic disease?
Question posted by willie02 on 30 March 2013
Last updated on 31 May 2017 by Nanamic59
If you are a healthy adult, congratulations. If you feel you need to lose weight, please check with your primary physician. I was on Creon for many years due to Chronic Pancreatitis. It is a miserable, awful disease. Thay bring said, there are no medications that I am aware of to assist in lising weight in a healthy individual. It is a side effect of some medications. However, every medicatio you take can have an adverse reaction with your system, and its certainly not worth it. Good luck to you
Creon is a pancreatic enzyme and is used for pancreatic insufficiency. I don't know that it would do a thing for weight loss and have no idea where you even got that idea but you can't take it for weight loss. 15 lbs should be fairly easy to use if you diet and exercise.
Discuss any medication you are taking with your doctor.
This medication is meant for individuals with cystic fibrosis, it is not meant to be used as a weight loss drug.
Do not use any medication which has not been prescribed by your medical doctor and only use it for the reason indicated.
Do not use this medication unless it has been prescribed for you by your medical doctor.
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