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Is 12,000 units of CREON the same as CREON 10 ?

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Marvell 22 Oct 2009

I'm not really sure about 12,000 units of Creon being Creon 10. Creon 10 has lipase 10,000 USP Units, protease 37,500 USP Units, and amylase 33,200 USP Units per capsule.

Creon is dosed by lipase units.

Have you seen the capsules?

These are the capsule descriptions I could find.

Each Creon capsule strength contains the specified amounts of lipase, protease, and amylase as follows:

* 6,000 USP units of lipase; 19,000 USP units of protease; 30,000 USP units of amylase capsules have an orange opaque cap with imprint “Creon 1206” and a blue opaque body.

* 12,000 USP units of lipase; 38,000 USP units of protease; 60,000 USP units of amylase capsules have a brown opaque cap with imprint “Creon 1212” and a colorless transparent body.

* 24,000 USP units of lipase; 76,000 USP units of protease; 120,000 USP units of amylase capsules have an orange opaque cap with imprint “Creon 1224” and a colorless transparent body.

https://www.drugs.com/pro/creon.html

lechefgerard 7 Nov 2011

Whenever one receives a prescription for Creon 10, one gets a prescription that, among other items, has 12000 lipase units. There isn't any prescription for "Creon 12"--So I suppose the answer is yes, 12 = 10!

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