An overdose (especially a chronic overdose) can cause serious problems. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on this or any other medication.
(Click Ultresa Overdose for more information.)
Ultresa should be stored at room temperature and away from moisture. Always keep the lid on the bottles to prevent damage to the capsules from moisture in the air, and do not remove the desiccant packet. This medication should be kept in the original manufacturer's bottle to protect it from moisture. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
If you forget a dose of Ultresa, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule (taking it at your next meal). Do not take a double dose.
This medication is available in the following strengths:
- Ultresa 13,800 USP unit capsules -- contain 13,800 units of lipase, 27,600 units of protease, and 27,600 units of amylase
- Ultresa 20,700 USP unit capsules -- contain 20,700 units of lipase, 41,400 units of protease, and 41,400 units of amylase
- Ultresa 23,000 USP unit capsules -- contain 23,000 units of lipase, 46,000 units of protease, and 46,000 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 Ultresa).