Pancrelipase is a combination of three enzymes (proteins): lipase, protease, and amylase. These enzymes are normally produced by the pancreas and are important in the digestion of fats, proteins, and sugars. Pancrelipase is used to replace these enzymes when the body does not have enough of its own. Certain medical conditions can cause this lack of enzymes, including cystic fibrosis, chronic inflammation of the pancreas, or blockage of the pancreatic ducts. Pancrelipase may also be used following surgical removal of the pancreas.

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  1. link Wkermit45
    It,s great!!
    could not eat anything, kept having pancreastis (Chronic), stomace ache 24hrs. 7 days a week etc. etc.
    Wkermit45- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Viokase 16
  2. link Mobangel
    Viokase 16
    How many units of Lipase, Protease and Amylase are in each Tablet?
    Mobangel- over a year ago - in Viokase 16
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