Creon 5 (Oral)

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Is it discontinued?

I took Creon 5 back 6 years ago.  Then I discontinued it as I didn't seem to be having any problems, and I moved and my new MD wouldn't represcribe it.  I have recently had problems again due to other medications I am taking, and my ...
by Kathy in Greenville, SC, 05/07/2009

Creon 5 (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Creon 5 (Oral)

Creon 5 (Oral) Medication Classification


Creon 5 (Oral) Brandname

Lipram-Cr5, Lipram-Ul18, Lipram-Cr20, Lipram-Pn10, Lipram-Ul20, Lipram-Pn20, Lipram-Ul12, Lipram-Pn16, Lipram-Cr10, Lipram 4500, Pancrease, Cotazym, Ku-Zyme HP, Pancrease MT 4, Kutrase

Creon 5 (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Amylase, Lipase, Protease An enzyme that helps digest foods for patients who have cystic fibrosis and digestive disorders.

When To Not Use Creon 5 (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to pancrelipase, pancreatin, or pork protein.

How Should You Use Creon 5 (Oral)

Capsule, Tablet, Coated Tablet, Delayed Release Capsule, Long Acting Capsule, Powder

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Your dose may need to be changed several times in order to find out what works best for you. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Drink a full glass of water with your medicine and plenty of fluids throughout the day.
  • Take this medicine with meals and snacks as directed by your doctor.
  • If the capsule opens, keep the powder away from your skin and avoid breathing in the powder.
  • Swallow the capsule or tablet whole. Do not let it dissolve in your mouth.
  • Do not chew or crush the coated tablet or delayed-released capsule. Swallow them whole. If the capsule is too big to swallow, open the capsule and put the contents on soft food (such as applesauce) and swallow without chewing. Do not mix the capsule with alkaline foods or liquids such as milk.
  • Take the powder with meals. Avoid breathing in the powder. It can be very irritating to your lungs. Do not get the powder on your skin.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Creon 5 (Oral) Storage

Store Creon 5 (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Creon 5 (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Creon 5 (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking iron supplements or vitamins that contain iron.

Creon 5 (Oral) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if you have severe pancreas disease or other medical problems.
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.

Creon 5 (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Diarrhea, constipation, nausea, or vomiting.
  • Stomach upset or cramps.

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Esteban, Esteban - 01/10/2014

Hi Jessica! This post couldn't have come at a betetr time!!I am currently struggling with writing my Master's thesis (due much too soon) and am studying Spanish translations of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn . Mark Twain uses so much colloquial language, which changes depending on the character (Jim the slave's accent compared to Huck's, even though they're from the same town!) and the accent also changes depending on the different towns the protagonists find themselves in. I've read two of its translations in Spanish, and feel that a lot of the cultural meaning and wonderful use of language was lost. But maybe they've just been mediocre translations, or perhaps my Spanish isn't good enough to capture the accent changes. Anyway, I'm still trying to see where I will go with all of this the hardest part about writing a paper for me, is trying to organize all of my thoughts!!