CREON dosing is based on your specific needs

Your doctor will prescribe a CREON dose specifically for you based on factors like your body weight, diet, or other factors. After you start taking CREON, follow up with your doctor and have an open conversation about how things are going. It's important that you work with your doctor and care team to make sure the dose you're taking is appropriate for you.

CREON is available in 5 different dosing strengths


lipase units

3000 lipase units pill


lipase units

6000 lipase units pill


lipase units

12000 lipase units pill


lipase units

24000 lipase units pill


lipase units

36000 lipase units pill
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If you think these dosing strength numbers seem high, don't be alarmed. A healthy pancreas actually releases about 720,000 lipase units during every meal.

Capsules shown are not actual size and do not represent exact color.

Your CREON dose is tailored for you

Find out how you and your doctor can work together to find a CREON dose that works for you.

Some important things to keep in mind:

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Your first dose may just be a starting point 

Your initial CREON dose is based on factors such as how much you weigh and what you eat. The idea is to start with the lowest dose that may be appropriate and see how it works.  

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One size doesn’t fit all 

Think of it this way: sometimes you have to try on a few pairs of shoes to figure out which ones fit. The same can be said about your dose; your doctor may adjust it depending on how things are going. 

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Talk about symptoms with your doctor 

For the first couple of weeks you take CREON, keep track of the symptoms you’re experiencing with the Treatment Tracker, and share this information with your doctor at your next appointment. Be sure to also let your doctor know about any changes to your diet or weight. These details will help your doctor determine if your dose needs to be adjusted. 

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It’s always a good idea to follow a healthy diet

Doctors recommend a healthy, balanced diet for people with and without EPI (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency). Talk to your doctor about your current diet and consider any recommendations your doctor may have.

Question circle

Answer this question so we can help you find what you're looking for:

How long have you been taking CREON?

You answered "0 to 3 months"

Record your treatment progress and daily routine using the Treatment Tracker.

Learn about the financial, multivitamin, and educational resources available through CREON On Course.

You answered "3 months to a few years"

Get tools and tips to help you start and stay on track with your CREON treatment plan.

Read about how to make healthy diet and lifestyle choices with EPI.

You answered "Whole life"

Learn about the financial, multivitamin, and educational resources available through CFCareForward.

Hear people with EPI due to cystic fibrosis talk about their experiences with CREON.

You answered "Not prescribed CREON"

Fill out the Doctor Discussion Guide to help you communicate your symptoms to your doctor.

Learn how CREON works to break down food in people with EPI.

Answers to frequently asked questions

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Understanding how to take CREON 

Remember these important key points when taking CREON.