Giving CREON to your infant up to 12 months old
CREON may be prescribed to infants who have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF). If you’re caring for an infant who needs to take CREON, you can sprinkle the capsule contents from the CREON capsule either directly in your baby’s mouth or in a small amount of applesauce, which you can feed your baby just before you give him or her breast milk or formula.
Hold the capsule upright so that you can see the word CREON on the capsule.
Carefully twist off the top portion of the capsule.
Sprinkle the contents from the capsule directly into your infant’s mouth, or mix the contents in a small amount of room temperature acidic soft food such as applesauce or jarred baby food. Do not mix CREON with formula or bottled breast milk. If you sprinkle CREON on soft food, feed it to your child immediately. Do not store leftover food mixed with CREON.
Give your child enough liquid to completely swallow the CREON contents or the CREON and food mixture. Check inside your baby’s mouth that he or she has swallowed all the capsule contents. To avoid irritation, care should be taken to ensure no medicine is left in the mouth. Refer to the CREON Medication Guide for additional instructions.
Capsules shown are not actual size and do not represent actual color shade.
Key points when giving CREON to infants:
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.