The dose of Creon your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the following factors:
- Your age and weight
- Your diet (especially how much fat you eat)
- How you respond to the medication.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Creon Dosage for more information.)
Just like any medicine, Creon can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common problems with Creon include but are not limited to:
- Blood sugar irregularities.
(Click Creon Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Creon is unlikely to interact with other medications (see Creon Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Trouble swallowing capsules
- High uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia)
- A history of intestinal blockage or other bowel problems
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure, or if you are on dialysis
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Creon and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Creon and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Creon Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)