Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) Management

Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapies (PERTs) are the standard of care for EPI treatment2,3

PERTs replace 3 types of enzymes that are not properly secreted in patients with EPI2

Orange triangle

Lipase

Purple square

Protease

Blue circle

Amylase

A comprehensive EPI management plan should include more than pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy4,5

Pancreatic
enzyme
replacement
therapy (PERT)
Diet and
lifestyle
modifications
Lifestyle modifications,
including a nutritionally well-
balanced diet, abstaining from
alcohol, and smoking cessation
Vitamin
supplements
Vitamin and mineral
supplements, including
fat-soluble vitamins
A, D, E, and K

These fat-soluble vitamins are important for multiple reasons. Vitamins A and E are antioxidants and may protect against free radicals. Vitamin D aids in calcium absorption and subsequent bone growth. Vitamin K is necessary for the clotting of blood.6-10

Pancreas icon

Understand the impact that EPI can have

Learn More
Caution icon

Symptoms of EPI are not always evident

Recognize the Signs
Clipboard icon

EPI is largely a clinical diagnosis*

*Tests can help confirm a diagnosis of EPI.

Get the Details