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Creon Generic Equivalent

Adults, children, and infants who have a deficiency in pancreatic enzymes (digestive enzymes secreted by the pancreas) may benefit from Creon® (pancrelipase). It is used in people who have a deficiency of these enzymes, which can be caused by cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, or certain other conditions.
Creon is currently only available in brand-name form. Because Creon is protected from generic competition by exclusivity rights that have not yet expired, companies are not allowed to make any generic versions of it. However, after these rights expire in April 2013, companies may be allowed to manufacture a generic product.
There are a few other brand-name pancrelipase drugs, but they are not directly interchangeable or equivalent. Although pancrelipase is sometimes called the "generic name" of Creon, it is simply the active ingredient and not a generic version of the drug.
(Click Generic Creon for more details on this medication. This article contains more information on who makes this product and when a generic version might become available.)
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