Is Creon made from pigs?
Also asked, is there a substitute for Creon?
Some enzyme supplements have a number after the name – for example, Creon 25,000. All pancreatic enzyme supplements are made from pork products, and unfortunately there is no alternative.
Similarly, what happens if you take Creon and you don't need it? It can be difficult taking the Creon capsules with every meal, but if you do not take them your symptoms will continue and can become worse. If you stop taking them for a long time you will not absorb some important vitamins that your body needs (particularly vitamins A, D, E and K) and you may lose weight.
Additionally, what are the side effects of Creon?
Side effects of Creon include:
- greasy stools,
- stomach pain or upset,
Is Creon safe to take?
Safety Considerations: CREON may increase your chance of having a rare bowel disorder called fibrosing colonopathy. Always take CREON with food. Do not crush or chew CREON capsules or the contents of the capsule. This may cause mouth irritation.