Dosing in Patients With CF
ZENPEP has the widest range of dosage strengths—including the highest dose—of any PERT available1
EACH ZENPEP CAPSULE CONTAINS SELECT AMOUNTS OF
LIPASE, PROTEASE, AND AMYLASE1
Capsules not actual size. K=1,000.
- ZENPEP is not interchangeable with any other pancrelipase product
- ZENPEP capsules and capsule contents should not be crushed or chewed
- ZENPEP should be taken with every meal and snack. Usually, half of the prescribed dose for an individualized full meal should be given with each snack
- Therapy should be initiated at the lowest recommended dose and gradually increased
EASY TO DOSE
ZENPEP capsules can be carefully opened and the contents mixed into soft acidic foods (eg, applesauce) for infants and those who are unable to swallow capsules whole.1
CF=cystic fibrosis; EPI=exocrine pancreatic insufficiency; PERT=pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy.
Dosing Calculator for ZENPEP
Use the app below to calculate the per-meal dose of ZENPEP for your patients with EPI due to CF or other conditions. ZENPEP is not interchangeable with any other pancrelipase product. Therapy should be initiated at the lowest recommended dose and gradually increased. The dosage of ZENPEP should be individualized based on clinical symptoms, the degree of steatorrhea present, and the fat content of the diet. Dosing should not exceed the recommended maximum dosage set forth by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Consensus Conferences Guidelines.
Select / Patient Age
Select / Weight- or Dietary Fat–Based Dosing
Select / Recommended Lipase Units/kg Body
DISCLAIMER: By using this dosing calculator, you agree to the following: The dosing calculator is being provided "AS IS" and is intended for healthcare professional (HCP) use only. The dosing calculator is to be used only in conjunction with ZENPEP (pancrelipase) delayed-release capsules. All calculations should be confirmed before use. The information being provided is not a substitute for clinical judgment. While the tool attempts to be as accurate as possible, it should not be relied upon as being comprehensive and error-free. Neither Nestlé Health Science, nor any party involved in the publication of this site, shall be liable to you or others for any decisions made or actions taken by you or others in reliance of this information. The user assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this tool.
If you are not an HCP and have questions about ZENPEP dosing, please contact your HCP.
Reference: 1. ZENPEP. Package insert. Nestlé Health Science; 2020.