An overdose (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 Pertzye Overdose for more information.)
Pertzye should be stored at room temperature and away from moisture. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets. Always keep the lid on the bottles to prevent damage to the capsules from moisture in the air. This medication should be kept in the original manufacturer's bottle to protect it from moisture. Do not remove the desiccant packet.
If you forget a dose of Pertzye, 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:
- Pertzye 8,000 USP unit capsules: Contain 8,000 units of lipase, 28,750 units of protease, and 30,250 units of amylase
- Pertzye 16,000 USP unit capsules: Contain 16,000 units of lipase, 57,500 units of protease, and 60,500 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 Pertzye).