For the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF) or other conditions
Reduction in stool weight and frequency
PERTZYE® (pancrelipase) was associated with significantly fewer bowel movements in a 72-hour period1,2
PERTZYE was associated with a significantly greater reduction in overall stool weight in a 72-hour period1,2
Fibrosing colonopathy is associated with high-dose use of pancreatic enzyme replacement. Exercise caution when doses of PERTZYE exceed 2,500 lipase units/kg body weight per meal (or greater than 10,000 lipase units/kg body weight per day).
To avoid irritation of oral mucosa, do not chew PERTZYE or retain in the mouth.
Hyperuricemia may develop. Consider monitoring uric acid levels in patients with hyperuricemia, gout, or renal impairment.
There is theoretical risk of viral transmission with all pancreatic enzyme products including PERTZYE.
Exercise caution when administering pancrelipase to a patient with a known allergy to proteins of porcine origin.
Most common adverse reactions (≥ 10%) are: diarrhea, dyspepsia, and cough.
PERTZYE® (pancrelipase) is indicated for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis or other conditions.
Please click here for Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.
References: 1. Konstan MW, Accurso FJ, Nasr SZ, Ahrens RC, Graff GR. Efficacy and safety of a unique enteric-coated bicarbonate-buffered pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy in children and adults with cystic fibrosis. Clin Invest. 2013;3(8):723-729. 2. PERTZYE (pancrelipase) Prescribing Information. Digestive Care, Inc., Bethlehem, PA: July 2017.