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CREON MICRO PANCREATIN 60.12MG GASTRO-RESISTANT GRANULES

Active substance(s): PANCREATIN / PANCREATIN / PANCREATIN

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Creon Micro Pancreatin 60.12mg Gastro-resistant Granules
®

(pancreatin)
Patient Information Leaflet
Important things you SHOULD know about Creon Micro
– Creon Micro is a pancreatic enzyme supplement for people
whose bodies do not make enough enzymes to digest their food.
– Give the amount of granules prescribed by your doctor.
– Give Creon Micro during or immediately after a meal or a snack and
provide plenty of water
– Do not give Creon Micro if the patient is allergic to pork, any pig
product or any of the ingredients of Creon Micro (listed in section 6).
– If the patient experiences severe abdominal pain while taking
Creon Micro, contact a doctor immediately.
– Most people do not have problems taking Creon Micro but side
effects can occur (see section 4).
Please read the rest of this leaflet carefully before you start giving
these granules.
– Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
– If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
– Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are
the same as yours.
– If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Your medicine is called Creon Micro Pancreatin 60.12mg Gastro-resistant
Granules but will be referred to as Creon Micro throughout the leaflet.
How to find the information you need
1

About Creon Micro
What Creon Micro is and how it works.

2

Before you give Creon Micro
Who can take Creon Micro?
Can you take Creon Micro if you are pregnant or breastfeeding?
Driving or operating machinery.

3

How to give Creon Micro
How much Creon Micro you should give.
When you should give Creon Micro.
How you should give Creon Micro.
What to do if you give too much Creon Micro.
What to do if you forget a dose.

4

Possible side effects
Abdominal symptoms (such as abdominal pain).
Side effects and what to do if the patient gets them.

5

How to store Creon Micro
How and where to keep this medicine.

6

Further information
The ingredients in Creon Micro.
More information about cystic fibrosis and pancreatitis.

1

About Creon Micro

What is Creon Micro
– Creon Micro is a pancreatic enzyme supplement.
– Pancreatic enzyme supplements are used by people whose bodies
do not make enough of their own enzymes to digest their food.
– Creon Micro granules contain a mixture of the natural enzymes
which are used to digest food.
– The enzymes are taken from pig pancreas glands.
How does Creon Micro work?
The enzymes in Creon Micro work by digesting food as it passes through the
gut. So you must give Creon Micro with a meal or a snack. This will allow
the enzymes to mix thoroughly with the food.

2

Before you give Creon Micro

Do not give Creon Micro if:
– The patient is allergic (or hypersensitive) to pork, any pig product
or any of the ingredients of Creon Micro (listed in section 6).
If the above applies to the patient, do not give Creon Micro. Talk to the
doctor or dietician again.
When you need to take special care with Creon Micro
A rare bowel condition called “fibrosing colonopathy”, where your gut
is narrowed, has been reported in patients with cystic fibrosis taking
high dose pancreatin products.
If you have cystic fibrosis and take in excess of 10, 000 lipase units
per kilogram per day and have unusual abdominal symptoms or
changes in abdominal symptoms tell your doctor.
Talk to the doctor, if:
– you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant (Creon Micro can be
used while breast feeding)
Please tell the doctor, dietician, or pharmacist if you think that the
patient should not take Creon Micro for any other reason.
If the patient drives or uses machinery
It is unlikely that Creon Micro will affect the patient’s ability to drive
or operate tools or machines.

3

How to give Creon Micro

How much Creon Micro to give
– Always follow the doctor or dietician’s advice on how many granules
to give.
– The usual starting dose is 100 mg (one measure). The maximum amount
you may give should not be greater than 10,000 units lipase/kg/day.
– If the doctor advises you to increase the dose you give, you should do so
slowly. If the patient still has fatty stools or abdominal pain, talk to the
doctor or dietician.
When to give Creon Micro
– Always give Creon Micro during or immediately after a meal or snack and
provide plenty of water (see section 1)
How to take Creon Micro
– Mix the granules (without crushing) with acidic liquid (e.g. apple, orange or
pineapple juice) or soft food (e.g. apple sauce or yoghurt).
– Swallow the mixture straight away, without chewing.
– Drink plenty of liquid every day.
– Mixing with non-acidic food or liquid, crushing or chewing of the pellets
may cause irritation in your mouth or change the way Creon Micro works
in your body.
– Do not hold Creon Micro in your mouth.
– Do not store the mixture.
How to give Creon Micro to babies and infants
– Mix the granules (without crushing) with a small amount of apple juice and
give from a spoon directly before the feed.
– Alternatively mix the granules on a spoon (without crushing) with a small
amount of the babys usual milk and give to the infant immediately. Do not
add the granules to the babys bottle.
– Make sure the infant swallows all the granules immediately and none are
left in the mouth.
– Provide plenty of liquid every day.
– Mixing with non-acidic food or liquid, crushing or chewing of the pellets
may cause mouth irritation or change the way Creon Micro works in the
body.
– Do not store the mixture.

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Creon Micro Pancreatin 60.12mg Gastro-resistant Granules
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Patient Information Leaflet (continued)
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Weaned infants
– Mix the granules (without crushing) with acidic liquid (e.g. apple, orange or
pineapple juice) or soft food (e.g. apple sauce or yoghurt)
– Alternatively mix the granules on a spoon (without crushing) with a small
amount of the baby’s usual milk and give to the infant immediately. Do not
add the granules to the baby’s bottle.
– Make sure the infant swallows all the granules immediately without
chewing and none are left in the mouth.
– Provide plenty of liquid every day.
– Mixing with non-acidic food or liquid, crushing or chewing of the pellets
may cause mouth irritation or change the way Creon Micro works in the
body.
– Do not store the mixture.
How long to give Creon Micro
You should keep giving the medicine until the doctor tells you to stop. Many
patients will need to take pancreatic enzyme supplements for the rest of their
lives.
If you give the patient too much Creon Micro
If you give the patient too much Creon Micro, he/she should drink plenty of
water and see the doctor immediately.
If you forget a dose
If you forget to give the medicine, wait until the next meal and give the usual
dose. Do not try to make up for the dose that you have missed. Just give
the next dose at the usual time.

4

Possible side effects

How to store Creon Micro

How and where to keep the medicine
KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.
Do not store above 25°C
Keep container tightly closed. Protect from moisture.
Store in the original container. The enzymes in Creon Micro are natural
products and their ability to digest food decreases over time. If the container
is left in warm conditions (e.g. the glove compartment of a car), the digestive
activity decreases faster.
Use Creon Micro within 12 weeks of opening the container.
Do not use Creon Micro after the expiry date which is shown on the
carton label or bottle.
If your doctor tells you to stop taking the medicine, take any
remaining medicine back to the pharmacist for safe disposal. Only keep this
medicine if your doctor tells you to.
If your medicine becomes discoloured or shows any signs of deterioration,
ask your pharmacist who will advise you what to do.
Medicines should not be disposed of via waterwaste or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

6

Further information

The ingredients in Creon Micro
The active substance is Pancreas Powder from pig with Amylase-/Lipase/Protease-Activity.
One measure (100mg) of gastro-resistant granules contains pancreatin
60.12mg equivalent to 5,000 Ph Eur units lipase, 3,600 Ph Eur units
amylase, 200 Ph Eur units protease.

Like all medicines, Creon Micro can cause side effects (unwanted effects or
reactions), but not everyone gets them.
If the patient has severe or long-lasting abdominal pain, contact the
doctor immediately.
If you notice any unusual abdominal symptoms while taking
Creon Micro – contact the doctor.

The other ingredients are: hypromellose phthalate, macrogol 4000,
cetyl alcohol, dimeticone 1000 and triethyl citrate.

Very common side effects (more than 1 in 10 patients):
– Stomach pains

Manufacturer and Product Licence Holder
This medicine is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories GmbH, Freundallee
9A, 30173 Hannover, Germany and is procured from within the EU and
repackaged by the Product Licence Holder: Lexon (UK) Limited, Unit 18,
Oxleasow Road, East Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.

Common side effects (affect 1–10 patients out of 100):
– Diarrhoea
– Constipation
– Feeling or being sick
– Bloating
Uncommon side effects (affect 1–10 patients out of 1000):
– Skin reactions, such as a rash.
During use, some patients have also experienced the following, the
frequency of which is unknown:
– itching with or without a rash
– allergic reactions (which may be severe)
– severe or long-lasting abdominal pain (Fibrosing colonopathy).
At extremely high doses, some patients have had high levels of uric acid in
their blood and urine.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.

What this Creon Micro looks like and contents of the pack
Creon Micro are round, light brown gastro-resistant granules.
Each bottle contains 20g of granules, about 200 measures.

If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or
pharmacist. They will have additional information about this medicine and
will be able to advise you.

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PL 15184/1344

Creon Micro Pancreatin 60.12mg
Gastro-resistant Granules

Creon is a registered trademark of Abbott Products GmbH.
Revision date: 15/08/17

Blind or partially sighted?
Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Phone Lexon (UK) Limited,
Tel: 01527 505414 to obtain the leaflet
in a format suitable for you
More information about cystic fibrosis and pancreatitis
You can find out more about Cystic Fibrosis from the following organisation:
The CF Trust 11 London Road, Bromley BR1 1BY.
You can find out more about Pancreatitis from the following organisation:
Pancreatitis Supporters Network PO Box 8938, Birmingham B13 9FW.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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