Take CREON every time you eat
Your doctor prescribed your CREON dose based on a few factors including your body weight and the types of foods you prefer to eat. Usually, patients start out on CREON at the lowest possible dose for their weight. Your doctor may need to adjust your dose depending on your symptoms, how oily and frequent your stools are, and how much fat is in your diet.
It’s very important to take CREON with every meal and snack. Usually, half of the dose your doctor has prescribed for a full meal is what you should take with a snack.
If you forget to take your CREON with a meal or snack, take your next dose the next time you eat. You should never double your CREON dose due to a missed dose.
Key points for adults and
children taking CREON:
CREON may increase your chance of having a rare bowel disorder called fibrosing colonopathy. Call your healthcare professional right away if you have any unusual or severe stomach pain; frequent or abnormal bowel movements; bloating; trouble passing stool; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; worsening of gout; painful, swollen joints; trouble with breathing; skin rashes; or swollen lips. When taking CREON, it's important to follow the dosing instructions provided by your healthcare professional. Always take CREON with food. Do not crush or chew CREON capsules or the contents of the capsule. This may cause mouth irritation.