CREON should be taken with every meal
Your pancreas normally produces enzymes every time you eat. CREON should be taken every time you eat to replace the enzymes your pancreas isn't making if you have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI).2 CREON only works when taken with food.
Your doctor will let you know how much CREON
you need to take during each meal.
Usually, half of your prescribed CREON dose
should be taken with each snack.
It’s important that you take CREON every time
you eat, every day of the week.
Key points to remember
when 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.