Getting started with CREON 36K

36K capsules can be an appropriate strength for many patients.1

CREON 36K Lipase Unit Capsule Example Dosing

≥160 lb
to 315 lb

Two CREON lipase unit capsules

during
meals

One CREON 36K lipase unit capsule

during
snacks

110 lb
to <160 lb

One CREON 36K lipase unit capsule

during
meals

One CREON 36K lipase unit capsule

during
snacks

Usually, half of the prescribed CREON dose for an individualized full meal should be given with each snack.1

This chart is intended to be a guide. CREON capsules represent nearest capsule count within recommended dosing range.

Patients weighing <110 lb may require a lower lipase unit starting dose. Patients weighing >315 lb may require a higher lipase unit starting dose.

The CREON dosage you prescribe should be initiated at the lowest recommended dose based on the patient’s weight and individualized based on clinical symptoms, the degree of steatorrhea present, and the fat content of the diet.1 Dosing of pancreatic enzymes is based on the guidelines established by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). The CFF guidelines also provide dosing based on fat ingested per day.1

CREON 36,000 may not be appropriate for all patients. CREON is also available in 3,000, 6,000, 12,000, and 24,000 lipase unit capsules.1

Prescribe for both meals and snacks

When writing prescriptions (on paper or e-prescribing systems), make sure to specify the number of capsules that should be taken per meal and per snack.1 Usually half of the prescribed CREON dose for an individualized full meal should be given with each snack.1

CREON should be taken during every meal and snack1

Plate of chicken, potato, and greens A bowl of nuts

Meals and snacks are for illustrative purposes only.

Sample script for a patient who weighs 160 lbs - 2 36K lipase unit capsules with each meal, 1 36K lipase unit capsule with each snack.  30 day total - 240 capsules.  Note: Take with every meal and snack 30-day supply accounts for 3 meals and 2 snacks per day.

Sample script for a patient who weighs 160 lb.1