Pancrelipase

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Pancrelipase
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com monograph
MedlinePlus a604035
Legal status ?
Routes Oral
Identifiers
CAS number 53608-75-6 YesY
ATC code A09AA02
DrugBank DB00085
UNII FQ3DRG0N5K YesY
Chemical data
Formula C5850H8902N1606O1739S49 
Mol. mass 131 kDa
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Pancrelipase is a mixture of porcine-derived pancreatic amylase, pancreatic lipase, and chymotrypsin.

Amylase, pancreatic lipase, and chymotrypsin (a kind of protease) are digestive enzymes normally produced by the pancreas.

Pancrelipase is used in the treatment of some digestive disorders, primarily exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, which can result from cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, and after pancreatectomy.

Pancrelipase is similar to the drug pancreatin, but has an elevated content of lipase.

Pancrelipase is available as hard capsules filled with gastro-resistant granules.