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17.07 Pancrelipase (Pancreaze)

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Generic Name

pancrelipase

Trade Name

Creon

Indication

pancreatic insufficiency, ductal obstruction

Action

replacement of pancreatic enzymes: lipase, amylase, protease

Therapeutic Class

digestive agent

Pharmacologic Class

pancreatic enzyme

Nursing Considerations

• contraindicated with pig products allergy
• can cause shortness of breath, nausea, diarrhea, rash
• assess nutritional status
• monitor for steatorrhea
• may increase uric acid levels
• instruct patient to follow diet
• take with meals and snacks

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