The active ingredient in Pancrex V Powder is pancreatin. Pancreatin is a combination of enzymes normally produced by the pancreas which help to digest protein, fat, starch and
sugars in the food that you eat.
Pancreatin is given to people who do not produce enough enzymes to digest their food properly, in conditions such as cystic fibrosis, persistent inflammation of the pancreas, and when the pancreas has been removed. Pancrex V Powder may also be used when the stomach has been removed, as an
aid to digestion.
The pancreatin in Pancrex V Powder is derived from pancreases of pigs
Your doctor or pharmacist will advise you on the amount of Pancrex V Powder to take before each meal, although you may find with experience that you need to adjust the dose according to the size and type of meal that you eat. If loose pale stools (faeces) occur you may need to increase the dose.
Always check with your pharmacist if you are not sure.
The following should provide a good starting point for
adjustment of the dose:
• For adults, elderly, and children, 0.5g-2g swallowed dry
or mixed with a little water or milk before each meal or
• For newborn infants, 0.25g-0.5g with each feed.
If the powder is mixed with liquids or feeds, use within one hour.
Pancrex V Powder is taken by mouth.
Pancrex V Powder may be given via a tube direct into the
If you take more Pancrex V Powder than you should
There are no special precautions to take, although the use of a barrier cream may help prevent possible irritation of the anus.
If you forget to take Pancrex V Powder
Simply skip that dose and take the next dose before your next meal or snack.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your pharmacist.
The active ingredient in Pancrex V Powder is pancreatin.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Pancrex V Powder can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
It is possible that some people may be allergic (hypersensitive) to Pancrex V Powder. Allergic/asthmatic reactions have occasionally occurred on handling the powder.
Signs of an allergy to something include rash, wheezing,
breathlessness, swollen eyelids, face or lips, and in extreme cases collapse. In the unlikely event that you should get any of these symptoms soon after taking Pancrex V Powder, don’t take any more.Tell a doctor straight away and take the packaging and this leaflet with you. Rarely, high levels of uric acid in the blood and urine have been reported when extremely high doses of pancreatin have been taken.
Narrowing of parts of the bowel, and inflammation of the
colon, have been reported in children with cystic fibrosis
taking high doses of pancreatic enzyme supplements.
Some irritation of the skin of the mouth may occur if the powder is kept in the mouth. Irritation of the anus may also occur, which may be prevented by use of the barrier cream. If you notice any different or unusual pain or discomfort in the abdomen (stomach area), if any of the side effects become serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
BEFORE YOU TAKE PANCREX V POWDER
Do not take Pancrex V Powder if you
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to pancreatin
There are no known diseases that may prevent you from
taking Pancrex V Powder.
Taking other medicines
Pancrex V Powder is not known to interfere with any other medicines that you may be taking. However, if you are prescribed another medicine, inform the doctor you are taking Pancrex V Powder.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant or breast-feeding, discuss this with your doctor before taking your medicine as dose adjustments may be necessary.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Pancrex V Powder does not interfere with your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Important information about some of the ingredients of
Pancrex V Powder
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicinal product
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