This medication comes in the form of an extended-release capsule that is taken with each meal. It is approved for use in adults, children, and infants. Creon contains a mixture of different pancreatic enzymes, which help to digest fats, proteins, and starches.
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Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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List of references (click here):
Creon [package insert]. North Chicago, IL: Abbott Laboratories;2012 January.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed January 2, 2013.
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