Treatment Tracker

Help your doctor assess if your current treatment plan is working for you

It may take some time until your CREON treatment plan feels routine. During the first few weeks of CREON treatment, it can be helpful to chart your daily routine using the Treatment Tracker. During your next appointment, you can share it with your doctor and talk about how your current treatment plan is going. Your doctor may change your CREON dose based on the amount of fatty foods you eat, your weight, and your symptoms.

Answer all of the questions below and remember to take this with you to your next doctor’s appointment.

If you aren’t sure how to answer a question, choose the response that seems most appropriate, or leave blank.

Pancreatic enzyme information

In the past 2 weeks, how often have you:

In the past 2 weeks, how much were you concerned by:

In the past 2 weeks, how frequently did you:

In the past week:

Print this tracker and be sure to share it with your doctor at your next appointment.

This Treatment Tracker is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for advice provided by your doctor or other healthcare professionals. You should not use the Treatment Tracker for diagnosing a health problem or disease. You should always consult your doctor or other healthcare professionals.

Your doctor will adjust your CREON® (pancrelipase) dose to you and your needs

Your doctor will adjust your CREON dose to you and your needs

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Uses and Important Safety Information

Uses1

CREON is a prescription medicine used to treat people who cannot digest food normally because their pancreas does not make enough enzymes due to cystic fibrosis, swelling of the pancreas that lasts a long time (chronic pancreatitis), removal of some or all of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), or other conditions.

Important Safety Information

  • CREON may increase your chance of having a rare bowel disorder called fibrosing colonopathy. The risk of having this condition may be reduced by following the dosing instructions that your doctor gave you.
  • Do not crush or chew CREON capsules or its contents, and do not hold the capsule or capsule contents in your mouth. Crushing, chewing, or holding the CREON capsules in your mouth may cause irritation in your mouth. Talk to your doctor or consult the CREON Medication Guide for how to take CREON if you have trouble swallowing capsules. Always take CREON with a meal or snack and enough liquid to swallow CREON completely. Take CREON exactly as your doctor tells you.
  • Tell your doctor right away if you have unusual or severe: stomach (abdominal) pain, bloating, trouble passing stool, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, worsening of painful, swollen joints (gout), or allergic reactions including trouble with breathing, skin rashes, or swollen lips.
  • The most common side effects include: increased (hyperglycemia) or decreased (hypoglycemia) blood sugars, pain in your stomach area (abdominal area), frequent or abnormal bowel movements, gas, vomiting, dizziness, or sore throat and cough.
  • CREON and other pancreatic enzyme products are made from the pancreas of pigs, the same pigs people eat as pork. These pigs may carry viruses. Although it has never been reported, it may be possible for a person to get a viral infection from taking pancreatic enzyme products that come from pigs.

Refer to the CREON Medication Guide and Full Prescribing Information every time you refill your prescription because information may change. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any symptom or side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

You are encouraged to report negative adverse effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

If you cannot afford your medication, contact www.pparx.org.

Reference: 1. CREON [package insert]. North Chicago, IL: AbbVie Inc.

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  2. CREON [package insert]. North Chicago, IL: AbbVie Inc.

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