What is Creon used for?
Creon is a combination of digestive enzymes that help to break down proteins, fats and starches in food. It is prescribed for individuals that do not produce enough digestive enzymes alone. Some conditions reduce how effectively the intestines and pancreatic enzymes break down food. These conditions include cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis or after surgery.
Creon is taken orally with food as often as recommended by your doctor with a meal or snack. It is intended to be immediately swallowed whole. Leaving the capsules in your mouth can cause irritation and prevent the medicine from working properly.
If you are unable to swallow the capsules, call your doctor for medical advice. You may be able to mix the contents in soft foods or liquids.
Your dose is based on your weight, medical condition and history of treatment. Do not take more tablets than prescribed as it can increase your risk of side effects without providing a therapeutic benefit. Do not change your dose without first talking to your doctor. If you are prescribed a specific diet, ensure that you follow it to see the best results.
Creon works by replacing the enzymes that would normally be produced in the pancreas. Patients receiving creon may not be able to break down food properly without it.
This is not a complete list of potential side effects of Creon. You may experience side effects that are not listed here. Report side effects to your doctor or pharmacist. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
By prescribing Creon, your doctor has determined that the benefits outweigh the potential adverse reactions. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counseling when you buy Creon online.
- cool, pale skin
- fruit-like breath odor
- passing gas
- flushed, dry skin
- sore throat
- frequent bowel movements
- unexplained weight loss
- muscle spasm
- dry mouth
- loss of consciousness
- slurred speech
- Abnormal feces
- muscle pains or stiffness
- bloated feeling
- muscle aches
- feeling of fullness
- Blurred vision
- swollen joints
- runny nose
- excess air or gas in the stomach or small intestines
- increased thirst
- increased urination
- Difficulty having a bowel movement
- difficulty with moving
- cold sweats
- muscle aching or cramping
- increased hunger
- viral infection
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking treatment. When you buy Creon online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
This may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. They need to determine if it will harm an unborn baby or pass on breastmilk.
Advise your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- sudden/severe swelling of the pancreas
- sudden worsening of long-term disease of the pancreas
- kidney disease
- high uric acid level in the blood
- intestinal problems
These conditions may grow worse with Creon or affect how well it works. You may have difficulty managing your blood sugar if you have diabetes as well. You should check our blood sugar more frequently.
The following drugs are known to interact with Creon. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and anything including prescription medicines. You should also advise your doctor or dentist before surgery.
Your doctor needs this information to prevent allergic reactions or adverse effects. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs.
- folic acid
- Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
- potassium chloride
- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
There is currently no generic equivalent for Creon. One may be available in the future.
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If you stop taking the medication you will notice that your symptoms will return and you will not absorb crucial nutrients. You should not stop treatment unless advised by your doctor.
As this medication affects absorption, you may gain or lose weight. If you notice any concerning changes in weight, call your doctor for medical advice.
Creon works almost immediately and lasts for one hour. You should take your dose right before eating so that it is active during digestion
It should be safe to consume alcohol while taking this medication. Your doctor will advise you if you should avoid alcohol during treatment.
Creon is expensive because it does not have a generic equivalent. There are also the cost of raw ingredients, research and development and marketing associated with how much the manufacturer changes for this product. Your Canada Drug Store has a lowest price guarantee on this product.
DISCLAIMER : The information provided here is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace or contradict medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Creon online.