Flexible dosing options allow patients to get closer to their calculated dose. Your doctor will always be the one to calculate the exact ZENPEP dose you need. Your dose will depend on your age, weight, symptoms, and diet.
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Remember to always follow your doctor's instructions when taking ZENPEP or giving it to your child. Always take ZENPEP exactly as your doctor tells you.
Give ZENPEP right before each feeding of formula or breast milk.
Do not mix ZENPEP capsule contents directly into formula or breast milk.
Open the capsule and sprinkle the contents on a small amount of applesauce, pureed bananas, or pears. These foods should be the kind found in baby food jars that you buy at the store, or other food recommended by your doctor. You may also sprinkle the contents directly into your child's mouth.
If you sprinkle the ZENPEP on food, give the ZENPEP and food mixture to your child right away.
Give your child enough liquid to completely swallow the ZENPEP contents or the ZENPEP and food mixture.
Look in your child's mouth to make sure that all of the medicine has been swallowed.
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.
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.
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.
Take ZENPEP exactly as your doctor tells you.
Do not take more capsules in a day than the number your doctor tells you.
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.
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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 mixture of digestive enzymes (lipases, proteases, and amylases) from pig pancreas. ZENPEP is safe and effective in children.