CREON in action
Click through the steps below to follow CREON as it journeys from the mouth to the small intestine.
CREON is taken with food
CREON capsules are taken with meals and snacks, so they can enter the stomach at the same time as food.
CREON is released in the stomach
CREON capsules release tiny, coated spheres containing pancreatic enzymes—amylase, lipase, and protease.
CREON dissolves in the small intestine
CREON spheres dissolve at the starting point of the small intestine, called the duodenum.
CREON goes to work in the small intestine
In the small intestine, CREON enzymes work to break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates (sugars) in foods.
I take 3 CREON capsules with every meal and 2 capsules with every snack. I carry CREON with me everywhere I go. I remember to bring my CREON with me because I know how important it is for managing malabsorption.
- Mark B. EPI patient
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