CREON 10000 is a pancreatic enzyme supplement that is used by people whose bodies do not make enough enzymes to digest their food such as patients with cystic fibrosis or chronic pancreatitis; or patients who have had their pancreas removed or who have had gastrointestinal bypass surgery or suffer from ductal obstruction. The enzymes are extracted from pig pancreas.
AUST R 158453
Each capsules contains
- Lipase 10000 BP units
- Amylase 8000 BP Units
- Protease 600 Ph Eur Units
- Consumer Medicine Information
Each Creon 10000 capsule contains Pancreatin Extract 150mg equivalent to not less than lipase 10,000 BP units, amylase 8,000 BP units and protease 600 Ph. Eur. units.
- Macrogol 4000,
- Light liquid paraffin,
- Hypromellose phthalate,
- Dimethicone 1000,
- Dibutyl phthalate,
- Iron oxide red (CI 77491),
- Iron oxide black (CI 77499)
- Iron oxide yellow (CI 77492)
- Titanium dioxide
Your doctor will tell you how many capsules to take to suit your particular needs. Do not increase the number of capsules yourself without informing your doctor.
The usual starting dose for CREON 10000 in adults (including the elderly) and children is one capsule with every meal and snack.
Swallow the capsules whole with a full glass of water or, if you prefer, open the capsules and mix the granules with soft food.
Do not take CREON 10000 if:
Your doctor has told you that you have acute pancreatitis.
You are allergic to pork, other pig products or any of the ingredients listed.
The expiry date (EXP) has expired
The packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering, or if the capsules do not look quite right.
Before you start to take it:
You must tell your doctor if you are allergic to any other medicines or any foods, dyes or preservatives.
You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, are breast feeding or intend to breast feed.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Keep your CREON 10000 in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25 degrees C.
Do not store it, or any other medicine, in the bathroom or near a sink.
Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.