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CREON: Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy

CREON is a pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy for those whose pancreas no longer produces enough enzymes due to acinar cell destruction.   Enzyme replacement is prescribed to those who have suffered damage to their pancreas and they have developed EPI or Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency.   The pancreas damage, that causes EPI or Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency… Read More »

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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, often called pancreatic insufficiency or EPI, is the inability of your digestive system to break down and properly digest the foods you eat. Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency or EPI is characterized by the pancreas NOT producing enough pancreatic enzymes (protease, amylase, lipase) to promote normal digestion and the need for pancreatic enzyme supplementation.… Read More »

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