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Viokace
(Pancrealipase)

Formulation : Tablet

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Viokace /Pancrealipase used for?

Viokase 8 is a medication designed to replace certain enzymes if you body does not have enough of its own. Viokase may also be used after the removal of the pancreatic ducts.

How should Viokace /Pancrealipase be stored?

Keep Viokase at room temperature and protect from heat or moisture.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Viokace/Pancrealipase ?

Always take this medication following any and all directions given to you by your doctor. Take Viokase 8 with a meal or snack and a full glass of either water or juice. Do not crush, chew, break, or open an extended-release tablet or capsule, swallow it whole.

When should Viokace /Pancrealipase not be taken?

Avoid the use of Viokase 8 if you are allergic to pork proteins.

What precautions should I follow when taking Viokace /Pancrealipase ?

Let your doctor know if you have kidney disease, gout, a history of blockage in your intestines, a sudden onset of pancreatitis, or worsening of chronic pancreatic disease. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, or are breast-feeding as Viokase 8 may harm an unborn child and is not known whether or not it will harm a nursing child.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Viokace /Pancrealipase ?

Make sure you follow all of the restrictions your doctor has given you on food, beverages, and activity.

When should Viokace /Pancrealipase not be taken?

Serious side effects may include: allergic reaction; or severe or unusual stomach pain.

Less severe side effects may include: nausea or vomiting; mild stomach pain or upset stomach; diarrhea or constipation; bloating or gas; greasy stools; rectal irritation; headache, dizziness; cough; or weight loss.

Other: None.

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