Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (or EPI) can result when the pancreas is damaged…
…due to cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatectomy, or other conditions.1
Not all patients with EPI are the same…
…and neither are their enzyme needs.
CREON has dosing strengths to meet patients’ individual lipase needs.2
So how do you find the right dose for YOUR patient?
Just remember “Weight, plate, titrate.”
CREON can be dosed by weight…
…and there are tools that help make the calculations — the dosing calculator on CREON.com…
…as well as the CREON dosing wheel…
…and the pocket dosing guide, available through your AbbVie representative.
For patients with EPI due to chronic pancreatitis or pancreatectomy, specific dosing may be appropriate.2 Visit CREON.com to view specific dosing recommendations for these patient populations.
It’s important to remind your patients that CREON should be taken with every meal and snack.2
For snacks, half of the prescribed CREON meal dose is usually recommended.2
It’s also important to remember that your patients’ initial starting dose and any dose increases should be individualized based on their2:
- clinical symptoms
- and the degree of steatorrhea
- and the fat content of their diet
For example, if patients are eating a diet that’s high in fat, you should consider increasing their enzyme dose accordingly.
Remind patients to set up a follow-up appointment in a few weeks to discuss how their therapy is working.
Ongoing conversations can help determine if dose adjustments may be needed.
Encourage your patients to share as much information as possible so that you can prescribe a dose that works for them.