Children & Adults

ZENPEP for children and adults

If you have been prescribed ZENPEP to help manage your exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF) or other conditions, your doctor will have given you instructions for how to take it.

If you are looking for more information, here are important points to remember when taking ZENPEP:

  • Take ZENPEP exactly as your doctor tells you
  • Do not take more capsules in a day than the number your doctor tells you (total daily dose)
  • Always take ZENPEP with a meal or snack. If you eat a lot of meals or snacks in a day, be careful not to go over your total daily dose
  • Do not crush or chew the ZENPEP capsules or its contents, and do not hold the capsule or contents in your mouth. Crushing, chewing or holding the ZENPEP capsules in your mouth may cause irritation in your mouth or change the way ZENPEP works in your body

How to take ZENPEP

  • Swallow ZENPEP capsules whole and take them with enough liquid to swallow them right away
  • If you have trouble swallowing capsules, open the capsules and sprinkle the beads on a small amount of acidic food such as applesauce, pureed bananas or pears. Ask your doctor about other foods you can mix with ZENPEP
  • If you sprinkle ZENPEP on food, swallow it right after you mix it. Do not store ZENPEP that is mixed with food
  • Swallow the ZENPEP and food mixture right away followed with water or juice. Make sure the medicine is swallowed completely.

What to do if you miss a dose

If you forget to take ZENPEP, call your doctor or wait until your next meal and take your usual number of capsules. Do not make up for missed doses. Take your next dose at the usual time.

How to store ZENPEP

  • Store ZENPEP at room temperature (68° to 77°F; 20° to 25°C). Avoid heat
  • After opening the bottle, keep it closed tightly between doses
  • DO NOT eat or throw away the packet (desiccant) in your medicine bottle. This packet will protect your medicine from moisture
  • Store ZENPEP in a dry place

Keep ZENPEP and all medicines out of the reach of children.

ZENPEP offers seven flexible dosing options.