How ZENPEP Works

What is ZENPEP?

ZENPEP is available for individuals diagnosed with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis or other conditions. Your doctor or your child’s doctor may prescribe ZENPEP to help manage EPI due to CF or other conditions.

ZENPEP is a prescription medicine for people who cannot digest food normally because their pancreas does not make enough enzymes. ZENPEP may help your body use fats, proteins, and sugars from food. ZENPEP contains a mix of digestive enzymes (lipases, proteases, and amylases) from pig pancreas. ZENPEP is safe and effective in children.

ZENPEP can help manage your exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF) or other conditions.

ZENPEP studies in CF

ZENPEP helps improve your ability to digest and absorb the fats you eat. In clinical studies, individuals with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency associated with cystic fibrosis absorbed more fat from foods than those treated with a placebo (sugar pill).