"Creon": instruction, composition, analogues
Very often our contemporaries, who are barely in time forthe pace of time, do not eat very well. Snacks on the run, irregular eating, love of fast food lead to discomfort. In the stomach there is pain or heaviness, there is a swelling. Sometimes food simply stops absorbing, provoking prolonged diarrhea or constipation. These unpleasant feelings are the first step to more serious illnesses, an indicator that you need to see a doctor urgently.
Most likely, the gastroenterologist will appoint capsules"Creon". The instruction says that the drug eliminates the hormone deficiency that occurs in the pancreas. As a consequence, the digestion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins is facilitated, they are better absorbed. Significantly normalizes the activity of the gastrointestinal tract. Improves the general condition of the body.
The drug is used in more complex cases. The "Creon" medication (the instruction emphasizes this especially) is recommended for patients who, due to circumstances, the pancreas can not cope with its exocrine function.
Among the list of diseases that cause this deficiency, you can find:
- obstruction of the ducts of the pancreas or gallbladder caused by neoplastic diseases;
- cystic fibrosis;
- cirrhosis of the liver;
- duodenostasis / gastrostasis;
- Syndrome Shvakhmana-Diamond, causing the strongest diarrhea;
- old age.
The preparation "Creon" (the instruction also tells aboutthis) is recommended for people whose pancreas activity is incomplete because of the transferred operations: total or partial gastrectomy, cholecystectomy.
However, in some cases, Creon capsules maybe prescribed to people with normal secretory activity in case of malnutrition or transition to unusual food (for example, during long-distance trips abroad).
What is so good about these capsules? Creon is a microsphere placed in a gelatinous shell. In one capsule are pancreatin, collagenase, lipase, elastase, phospholipase, chymotrypsin, amylase, trypsin, carboxypeptidase A, carboxypeptidase B. There are preparations "Creon 10000" and "Creon 25000". They differ only in the number of microspheres contained in the capsules.
From the stomach microspheres enter the thinintestines, where, dissolving, release pancreatic enzymes. It is they that contribute to the complete digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, starch or fats and their complete assimilation.
How to take Creon? Despite the fact that the side effects of the drug are almost not registered, like any medicine, it is drunk only for the purpose of a specialist after a series of tests.
Dosage of the preparation Creon, instructions clearlyspeaks about it, depends on the disease, the peculiarities of its course, the age and weight of the patient. For example, in cystic fibrosis, it is usually 1000 lipase units during meals. In other diseases, a one-time dosage can be from 1,000 to 75,000 units. In other words, most often the drug is recommended for 1-2 capsules during snacks, breakfasts, lunches.
Dosage is determined only by the doctor, based onresults of analyzes. Excessive amounts of enzymes that are contained in the preparation "Creon", can lead to diarrhea, constipation, nausea, rashes on the skin. The side effects of this medication can also be manifested by the same symptoms. However, as mentioned above, side effects in the practice of treatment with Creon are rare.
The drug "Creon", like any medicine, is not recommended to everyone. It is contraindicated for exacerbations of cholecystitis or pancreatitis, with individual intolerance, pregnancy.
The preparation "Creon" is produced by the company fromNetherlands. Analogues of this remedy include preparations "Pancitrat", "Mikrazim", "Penzenorm forte", "Panzikam", "Mezim forte." However, all these analogues have their own characteristics, therefore only the attending physician can decide which of the drugs is most suitable in a particular case.