Panzytrat 40,000 capsules, Maldigestion, Disorders of the exocrine pancreas
Panzytrat® 40,000, capsules
Active ingredient: pancreas powder (pig)
Disorders of the exocrine pancreas function associated with maldigestion.
For risks and side effects, read the package insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Maldigestion, Disorders of the exocrine pancreas, Panzytrat 40,000 capsules application:
- Functional disorders of the pancreas and the resulting digestive problems Instructions for
use Maldigestion, Disorders of the exocrine pancreas, Panzytrat 40,000 capsules:
The total dose should not be increased without consulting a doctor or pharmacist be crossed, be exceeded, be passed.
Type of application?
Take the medicine with liquid (e.g. 1 glass of water). For ease of ingestion, you can open the capsule and swallow only the contents. Make sure you take it whole and drink plenty of fluids.
Duration of use?
The duration of use is not limited. It depends on the type of symptoms and/or the course of the disease.
There are no known overdose symptoms. If in doubt consult your doctor.
Forgot to take?
Continue taking it as normal (i.e. not double the amount) at the next prescribed time.
In general, pay attention to a conscientious dosage, especially for babies, small children and the elderly. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist about any effects or precautions.
A dosage prescribed by the doctor may deviate from the information on the package leaflet. Therefore, since the doctor adjusts them individually, you should use the medicine according to his instructions.
Mode of action Maldigestion, Disorders of the exocrine pancreas, Panzytrat 40,000 capsules:
How does the ingredient in the drug work?
The medicine consists of digestive enzymes extracted from the pancreas of pigs. These are very similar to the naturally occurring digestive enzymes in the human gastrointestinal tract and mix with the chyme in the stomach and intestines after ingestion. There they help to break down food by breaking down fats, proteins and carbohydrates into smaller units. This supports the digestion of the food. These are then absorbed into the blood or the lymph and distributed to the cells of the individual tissues via these transport routes.
Maldigestion, Disorders of the exocrine pancreas, Panzytrat 40,000 capsules Contraindications:
What speaks against an application?
- Hypersensitivity to the ingredients
Under certain circumstances - talk to your doctor or pharmacist about this:
- Inflammation of the pancreas, in the acute state
What about pregnancy and lactation?
- Pregnancy: According to current knowledge, the medicine has no harmful effects on the development of your child or the birth.
- Breast-feeding: According to current knowledge, there are no indications that the drug should not be used during breast-feeding.
If you have been prescribed the drug despite a contraindication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. The therapeutic benefit can be higher than the risk that the use entails in the event of a contraindication.
Side Maldigestion, Disorders of the exocrine pancreas, Panzytrat 40,000 capsules effects:
What side effects can occur?
Only side effects that have only occurred in exceptional cases so far are described for the drug.
If you notice any discomfort or changes during treatment, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
For the information at this point, side effects are primarily taken into account that occur in at least one in 1,000 patients treated.
Important Maldigestion, Disorders of the exocrine pancreas, Panzytrat 40,000 capsules information:
What should you consider?
- Be careful if you are allergic to pork protein!
- Be careful if you are allergic to talc!
- Be careful if you are allergic to citric acid (e.g. in citrus fruits, currants, apples)!
For medicines: Read the leaflet on the risks and side effects and ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Highly active pancreatic sym concentrate.
active Maldigestion, Disorders of the exocrine pancreas, Panzytrat 40,000 capsules ingredients
- Pork Pancreas Powder 319.052-414.354 mg
Maldigestion, Disorders of the exocrine pancreas, Panzytrat 40,000 capsules excipients
- triethyl citrate
- Iron(II,III) oxide
- Iron(III) oxide hydrate, black
- Methacrylic acid ethyl acrylate copolymer (1:1) dispersion 30%
- ferric oxide
- Simeticon emulsion 30%
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- titanium dioxide
Maldigestion, Disorders of the exocrine pancreas, Panzytrat 40,000 capsules indication
- This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called pancreatic enzymes. Pancreatic enzymes are the digestive enzymes of the pancreas. The most important digestive enzymes are lipase, amylase and proteases. Lipase breaks down fat from food, amylase breaks down starch and protease breaks down protein.
- The enzymes are in capsules with enteric acid resistant pellets. In the stomach, the pellets are released from the capsules and mix with the food pulp, so that the enzymes in the food are distributed in the small intestine.
- It is used to replace digestive enzymes in the case of indigestion (maldigestion) as a result of impaired pancreatic function.
- The drug is suitable for adults, adolescents and children.
- If you do not feel better or if you feel worse, contact your doctor.
dosage Maldigestion, Disorders of the exocrine pancreas, Panzytrat 40,000 capsules
- Always take this medicine exactly as described or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- The dose must be individually adjusted and should not exceed the enzyme dose necessary for adequate fat digestion, taking into account the quantity and composition of meals. The dose should only be increased under medical supervision and aimed at improving the symptoms (e.g. fatty stool, abdominal pain).
- Different strengths and pharmaceutical forms are available: your doctor will recommend the most suitable dose for you.
- The recommended dose for adults and adolescents is 20,000 to 75,000 units* per meal (equivalent to 1 to 2 capsules) or 10,000 to 25,000 units per snack (equivalent to 1 capsule). Some patients require significantly higher dosages.
Application in children
- For infants and children, the recommended starting dose is 10,000 - 20,000 Ph. Eur. units per meal.
- The maintenance dose is 500 to 4,000 units* of lipase per gram of fat (equivalent to 50,000 to 100,000 units* of lipase per day or 2 capsules).
- *Units = Ph. Eur. Units
How long should you take the medicine?
- The duration of use depends on the course of the disease and is determined by your doctor. The preparation is suitable for long-term treatment. As long as the indigestion persists, continuous administration of the drug is necessary.
If you take more than you should
- If you experience unwanted symptoms, talk to your doctor.
If you forget to take a dose
- You can take the capsules up to half an hour after a meal. If you forget to take a dose, you may have an upset stomach after eating. Do not double the amount at the next meal.
If you stop taking it
- If you suddenly stop taking it, the symptoms may reappear.
- If you have problems that could lead to stopping treatment, please talk to your doctor.
- If you have any further questions on the use of the medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Maldigestion, Disorders of the exocrine pancreas, Panzytrat 40,000 capsules way
- Take the preparation with meals with plenty of liquid, such as fruit juice.
- If you cannot swallow the capsules whole, you can pull open the capsules and mix the contents with a small amount of liquid or soft food (such as orange juice, apple juice or applesauce) that you can swallow without chewing. Swallow this immediately after mixing and without chewing. Drink a glass of water or juice afterwards to ensure all of the medicine is washed down.
- Do not mix the capsule contents with alkaline foods or drinks such as milk, ice cream or tea. Neither the capsules nor their contents should be chewed.
- Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
- Side effects can occur with a certain frequency defined as follows: very common (affects more than 1 user in 10), common (affects 1 to 10 users in 100), uncommon (affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000), not known (frequency). cannot be estimated from the available data).
- Very common: abdominal pain
- Common: constipation, diarrhea, flatulence
- Uncommon: loss of appetite, heartburn, abnormal bowel contractions, nausea, rash
- Frequency not known: increased uric acid concentration in the blood and/or urine, fibrosing colonopathy (narrowing of the large intestine), vomiting, itching, allergic reactions
- If you have an allergic reaction, stop taking it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist straight away.
- It is advisable to have your doctor clarify which ingredient triggered the allergic reaction so that you can avoid this substance in other medicines, foods, etc. in the future.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This also applies to side effects that are not specified.
Taking with other medicines
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
- It is possible that vitamin B11 (folic acid) is not absorbed as well when taken with pancreatic enzymes. If necessary, your doctor can prescribe additional folic acid.
Maldigestion, Disorders of the exocrine pancreas, Panzytrat 40,000 capsules Contraindications
The drug must not be taken
- if you are allergic to pork pancreas powder or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
- if you are allergic to pork protein: The pancreas powder contained in this preparation comes from the pancreas of pigs. If you are allergic to pork, you could also be allergic to this medicine.
pregnancy and breast feeding period
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
- This medicine can be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding. As far as is known, there is no risk to the fetus or the baby. However, you must strictly follow the prescribed dose.
- If you are taking vitamin B11 (folic acid) during pregnancy, you may need to take a higher dose of folic acid. In this case, please speak to your doctor first.
Warnings and Precautions
Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
- If these active enzymes are not taken as directed, they can irritate the lining of the mouth because they are released there. Therefore, the capsules and/or their contents must be swallowed whole without chewing.
- When taking high doses, the concentration of uric acid in the urine should be monitored.
- If you have cystic fibrosis (an inherited disease that affects several organs, but mainly the lungs and digestive system) and need to be treated with high doses, in this particular case, you may experience narrowing of the large intestine.
- Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Ability to drive and use machines
- The medicine has no effect on the ability to drive and use machines.