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User Reviews for Pancrelipase to treat Pancreatic Exocrine Dysfunction

Also known as: Creon, Pancreaze, Pertzye, Viokace, Viokase, Viokase 16, Viokase 8, Zenpep

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Pancrelipase Rating Summary

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6.9/10 Average Rating
13 Ratings with 12 User Reviews

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Reviews for Pancrelipase

Creon (pancrelipase): "Wonderful"

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 10, 2019

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"These enzymes dehydrated me so badly and lowered my blood pressure a lot. The price is insane. I've switched to natural digestive enzymes with probiotics and am having fantastic results. I really hated how huge the capsules were. They were very hard to swallow. My monthly dosage now costs me less than 8 dollars (compared to one thousand for zenpep!!!)"

Brenna (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 28, 2018

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Creon (pancrelipase): "Creon is great for my Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), taken almost three years. Without Creon have explosive diarrhea. But my dosage is tiny compared to many, one 3,000 liapase capsule with all meals or snacks."

   
10

Dik Mitchell, age 85 (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 20, 2018

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Zenpep (pancrelipase): "I was diagnosed 2 years ago with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. I have had chemo and radiation and I am doing very well. When first diagnosed I was on Creon I had no side effects but wanted something a little less expensive, so my Oncologist suggested I try Zenpep. It works great, as long as I don't forget and skip a dose, when I skip a dose all my symptoms come roaring back, gas, pain, cramps and loose bowls."

   
9.0

Sue English (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 22, 2017

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"After a whipple procedure I need to take these. Now about the finance.... I take 8 of the blue pills daily, 2 at meals ,1 at snacks. cost about $80.00 every day. I'm on medicare w/ part D.coverage. is there a cheaper genetic?"

   
9.0

bill shutt December 31, 2016

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Creon (pancrelipase): "I was prescribed Creon for EPI. While on this medication I experienced very little, if any, relief from my symptoms. The side effect were horrendous - headache, hot flashes, coughing, memory issues (straining to remember words) and joint pain in my upper leg and tail bone. Within 24 hours of stopping the medication ALL side effects disappeared."

   
1.0

girasole (taken for less than 1 month) July 8, 2016

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Creon (pancrelipase): "Side effect's kicked in were worse than my condition. Already take zofran for nausea & vomiting. This drug actually started me vomiting again. If you have depression & anxiety issues & pain issues in joint's, etc... can make it worse & over ride medication. Thank goodness my doctor gave me samples because extremely expensive even with insurance. Do not take if you are allergic or don't take/eat pork ingredient's...I'm not - but is warning I wasn't told about."

   
1.0

NigelCO (taken for less than 1 month) June 27, 2016

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Creon (pancrelipase): "I had immediate problems when I started taking this medication. Honestly, I thought it was a placebo, because I had all of the symptoms that caused me to take the med in the first place. Definitely did not work for me."

   
1.0

Sick Tummy March 15, 2016

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Creon (pancrelipase): "Marginally slowed chronic bowel dysfunction. Bowel movements remain watery and loose."

   
3.0

777 777 August 4, 2014

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Pancrease MT 20 (pancrelipase): "My pancreas has been removed ..this is very expensive but if no pancraes it is vital to survive."

   
9.0

Anonymous May 20, 2011

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Ultrase MT 20 (pancrelipase): "Ultrase was the only enzyme that worked best for me."

   
10

CF pt May 7, 2010

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Creon (pancrelipase): "Creon is great. If I do not take it I suffer severe pain."

   
10

Anonymous October 20, 2009

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