This medication contains digestive enzymes, which are natural substances needed by the body to help break down and digest food. It is used when the pancreas cannot make or does not release enough digestive enzymes into the gut to digest the food. Depending on the amount of enzymes in your product, it may be used for indigestion, as a supplement, or as replacement therapy (e.g., in chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, cancer of the pancreas, after surgery on the pancreas or gut).

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Viokase 8 Discussions

  1. link Robertclark
    Availability
    Is viokase 8 still being manufactured?
    Robertclark- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Viokase 8
  2. link Buterbaughjohn
    question about viokase 8
    I weigh 96 pounds and take 3 "viokase 8" tablets each meal plus another 3 or 4 tablets per day for snacks. The panel on the side of the drug - 54% more...
    Buterbaughjohn- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Viokase 8
  3. link Candida22
    Disappearing pancrea
    I am taking Viokase 8, two tablets with meals and 1 tablet with snack daily. How long must I take the Viokase 8 and is there is any cure or relief wit - 10% more...
    Candida22- over a year ago - in Viokase 8
  4. link Robinwait
    Are Viokase Tablets Gone??
    My pharmacy states Viokase are not available! I have been taking this medication for my chronic pancreatitis disease for 20 years! I have to take my m - 46% more...
    Robinwait- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Viokase 8
  5. link Dk45050
    side effects
    What are the Long Term side effects ? Is there any cases that Viokase causes the rectum to ich ?
    Dk45050- over a year ago - in Viokase 8
  6. link Dk45050
    Viokase 8
    very nausated after taking.
    Dk45050- over a year ago - in Viokase 8
  7. link Dk45050
    Viokase 8
    Get very nausated after taking
    Dk45050- over a year ago - in Viokase 8
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