What is Cotazym (Pancrease) used for?
Cotazym (Pancrease) contains pancreatic enzymes that aid in the breakdown and digestion of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Food is digested more easily when the pancreas does not produce enough digestive enzymes. These may include chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, carcinoma of the pancreas, post-pancreatectomy, and post-gastrointestinal bypass surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cotazym (Pancrease)
Follow your doctor's instructions regarding the timing and dosage of this medication. Take the capsules whole. Avoid crushing, chewing or keeping them in your mouth. If you do so, your mouth may be irritated, and you may be affected by the medication's effect as well.
It is possible to mix the contents of the capsule with a small amount of liquid or soft food. The usual suggestions include room temperature applesauce when swallowing is difficult. The capsule contents should not be mixed with alkaline food or liquid (such as milk, ice cream, tea).
To learn what foods and liquids should be avoided when mixing, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Make sure not to chew the medication before swallowing the food or liquid. Make sure all medication is swallowed after swallowing food by drinking water or juice. Ensure that the medication mixture is not saved for later use.
A patient's dosage is determined by his or her medical condition, diet, and weight. Take only the recommended number of capsules per day. Side effects will increase, and your condition will not improve faster. If you are taking this medication, make sure you drink plenty of fluids.
It is recommended that you take this medication regularly with every meal or snack to benefit as much as possible from it. In order to get the most benefit from this medication, it is essential that you follow your doctor's diet recommendations.
Your doctor or pharmacist should be consulted if you wish to change the brand or dosage form of pancrelipase. Depending on the product, digestive enzymes may be present in varying amounts.
The most commonly reported cotazym side effects include:
- Signs of Gout (E.g., Joint Pain, Swelling and Warmth of Joints)
- Symptoms of High Blood Sugar (E.g., Frequent Urination, Increased Thirst, Excessive Eating, Unexplained Weight Loss, Poor Wound Healing, Infections, Fruity Breath Odour)
- Abdominal Pain
- Sore Throat and Cough
- Irritation Around the Anal Area
- Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar (E.g., Cold Sweat, Cool Pale Skin, Headache, Fast Heartbeat, Weakness)
The side effects of this medication may vary from person to person.
Consult your doctor if you notice any symptoms that concern you. You should also be screened by your doctor to avoid an allergic reaction to the drug. If necessary we also have a pharmacist on staff to provide advice or information if your doctor isn't available
Few known Drug Interactions of Cotazym (Pancrease) are listed below.
- Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
- Ativan (Lorazepam)
- Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)
- Cipro (Ciprofloxacin)
- Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
- Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
Starting price of Cotazym 40000/10000/35000 USP cost in Canada
- 200 capsules - $90.00 USD ($0.45 per capsules)
Starting price of Pancrease MT 10 43750/10500/25000 USP cost in Canada
- 100 capsules - $208.00 USD ($2.08 per capsules)
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You do require a prescription to order Cotazym (Pancrease) in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.
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