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Viokace

Drug Info for viokace

Pancrelipase delayed-release capsules (Creon, Pancreaze, Pertzye, Ultresa, Zenpep) are used to improve digestion of food in children and adults who do not have enough pancreatic enzymes (substances needed to break down food so it can be digested) because they have a condition that affects the pancreas (a gland that produces several important substances including enzymes needed to digest food) such as cystic fibrosis (an inborn disease that causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that may clog the pancreas, the lungs, and other parts of the body), chronic pancreatitis (swelling of the pancreas that does not go away), or a blockage in the passages between the pancreas and the intestine. Pancrelipase delayed-release capsules (Creon, Pancreaze, Zenpep) are also used to improve digestion of food in infants who do not have enough pancreatic enzymes (substances needed to break down food so it can be digested) because they have cystic fibrosis or another condition that affects the pancreas. Pancrelipase delayed-release capsules (Creon) are also used to improve digestion in people who have had surgery to remove all or part of the pancreas or stomach. Pancrelipase tablets (Viokace) are used along with another medication (proton pump inhibitor; PPI) to improve digestion of foods in adults who have chronic pancreatitis or who have had surgery to remove the pancreas. Pancrelipase is in a class of medications called enzymes. Pancrelipase acts in place of the enzymes normally made by the pancreas. It works to decrease fatty bowel movements and to improve nutrition by breaking down fats, proteins, and starches from food into smaller substances that can be absorbed from the intestine.

  • Bevitrol
  • Creon
  • Enzadyne
  • Natural Digestive Enzymes
  • Pancreaze
  • PanXyme pH
  • Pertzye
  • Viokace
  • Zenpep
  • Delayed Release Capsule
  • Long Acting Capsule
  • Capsule
  • Powder
  • Tablet
  • Coated Tablet

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.

Take this medicine with food as directed by your doctor.

Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.

Drink a full glass of water with your medicine and plenty of fluids during the day.

Take the powder with meals. Avoid breathing in the powder. It can be irritating to your lungs.

Swallow the capsule or tablet whole. Do not let it dissolve in your mouth. Do not crush, break, or chew it.

Swallow the delayed-released capsule whole. Do not chew or crush it. If the capsule is too big to swallow, open it and put the contents in soft acidic food (including applesauce or yogurt). Swallow the mixture right away. Do not chew it. Do not mix the contents with alkaline foods or liquids, including milk. Drink plenty of water or juice to make sure all of the medicine has been swallowed.

When the delayed-released capsule is given to infants, it may be put directly into the mouth. It may also be opened and the contents mixed with a small amount of soft food (including applesauce). Do not mix the contents with alkaline foods or liquids, including breast milk or formula. Give 4 ounces of formula or breast milk immediately after the medicine.

Pertzye® capsules may also be given through a gastrostomy tube with a diameter of 14 French or larger.Mix the contents of the capsule with soft foods (including applesauce).Remove the plunger and carefully spoon the mixture into the syringe. Replace the plunger partially back.Connect the syringe into the tube feeding port and inject the medicine for 10 to 12 seconds.Flush the tube with 10 mL of water to rinse all of the medicine into the stomach.

Throw away any unused portions of the mixture. Do not save for later use.

If the capsule opens, avoid breathing in the powder. It can be irritating to your lungs.

Viokace„¢ tablets are used in combination with medicines for stomach ulcers called proton pump inhibitors (including esomeprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole).

Missed dose: If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at your usual time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.

Oral routeCarefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Store the delayed-release capsules in a tightly closed container to protect them from moisture.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to pancrelipase, pancreatin, or pork products.

This medicine is made from the pancreas of pigs. The risk of getting a virus from medicines made of pig organs has been greatly reduced in recent years. This is the result of required testing for certain viruses and testing during the making of these medicines. Although the risk is low, talk with your doctor if you have concerns.

Tell your doctor if you are lactose intolerant. Viokace„¢ tablets contain lactose, which can make this condition worse.

This medicine may cause the following problems:Fibrosing colonopathy (serious bowel disorder)High uric acid levels

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney problems, gout, high uric acid in the blood or urine (hyperuricemia or hyperuricosuria), severe pancreas disease, or bowel problems. Tell your doctor if you have trouble swallowing capsules or a history of problems with blood sugar levels.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Tell your doctor if you are lactose intolerant. Viokace„¢ tablets contain lactose, which can make this condition worse.

This medicine is made from the pancreas of pigs. The risk of getting a virus from medicines made of pig organs has been greatly reduced in recent years. This is the result of required testing for certain viruses and testing during the making of these medicines. Although the risk is low, talk with your doctor if you have concerns.

Check with your doctor right away if you have unusual or severe stomach pain, constipation, nausea, or vomiting. These may be symptoms of a rare but serious bowel disorder called fibrosing colonopathy.

Some foods and medicines can affect how pancrelipase works. Tell your doctor if you use iron supplements or vitamins that contain iron.

  • Swelling in your feet or lower legs
  • Severe stomach pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting
  • Joint pain
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Irritation of the inside of the mouth
  • Mild diarrhea or stomach upset
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Nosebleeds
Frequently Asked Questions

Viokace is used with a proton pump inhibitor to help digestion in persons who cannot digest properly due to chronic pancreatitis. This medication is also prescribed to patients who have had a pancreatectomy.

Viokace can cost around $315 for a supply of 100, 10,440 units-39,150 units-39,150 units tablets. You can use our OptionRx savings offer to get a Viokace discount of up to 80% off of the retail price at participating pharmacies near you.

Use OptionRx’s free Viokace coupon card at most major pharmacies, including Walgreens and Walmart, for a discount of 80% or less on your prescription. Enter your zip code on the Viokace page of our site to see which pharmacies near you accept our Viokace discount card.

There is no generic version of Viokace currently available. However, Pancrelipase is the generic name for Viokace. Luckily, you can still save when you use our free coupon cards to save up to 80% off your prescripton at local participating pharmacies.

There are several programs Viokace. The HealthWell Foundation Copay, Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN) and Allergan Patient Assistance Program: Medications/Devices offer assistance to patients with or without insurance. Contact these programs directly for more information. You can also use OptionRx's savings card. It is free and easy to use, and customers usually find they save the most on medications using our coupon.