An overdose of Creon, especially a chronic overdose, can cause serious problems. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have taken too much of this or any other medication.
(Click Creon Overdose for more information.)
Creon should be stored at room temperature and away from moisture. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets. The 3,000 United States Pharmacopeia (USP) unit strength of this medication (but not the other strengths) must be dispensed and stored in the original manufacturer's bottle.
If you forget a dose of Creon, simply skip it and continue with your regular schedule, taking it at your next meal. Do not take a double dose.
This medication is available in the following strengths:
- Creon 3,000 USP unit capsules – contain 3,000 units of lipase, 9,500 units of protease, and 15,000 units of amylase
- Creon 6,000 USP unit capsules – contain 6,000 units of lipase, 19,000 units of protease, and 30,000 units of amylase
- Creon 12,000 USP unit capsules – contain 12,000 units of lipase, 38,000 units of protease, and 60,000 units of amylase
- Creon 24,000 USP unit capsules – contain 24,000 units of lipase, 76,000 units of protease, and 120,000 units of amylase.
It is standard for the strength of the capsules to be shortened to just the lipase content.
This medication is not currently available in generic form (see Generic Creon).