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PANCREASE MT 16 (AMYLASE/LIPASE/PROTEASE)

Pancrease MT 16 Description

If you have been diagnosed with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) you will need an enzyme supplement to enable you to digest your food properly. Your doctor may prescribe Pancrease MT 16 which contains amylase, lipase, and protease to be taken with each meal. Without these enzymes, your body cannot absorb the nutrients you need in a healthy diet and this can result in diarrhea, weight loss, and stomach pain.

Chronic pancreatitis is the most common reason for EPI and is usually caused from heavy alcohol consumption that will eventually damage your pancreas. Other reasons for EPI include cystic fibrosis, pancreatic cancer, and acute pancreatitis.

What Do These Enzymes Do?

When taken with a meal or snack as directed, the three enzymes help digest what you are eating so your body is able to retain the nutrients. Amylase is secreted in your saliva and your pancreas to break down starch. Your saliva (spit) starts the process and your pancreas steps in once the chewed food has reached the first portion of your small intestine where it catches the starches that were not broken down in your mouth into maltose molecules. Lipase is a water-soluble enzyme that works to break down fats so they can be absorbed by your intestine. Protease’s main function is to process protein so it can be broken down into amino acids that are needed to build new proteins.

Conditions Treated by Pancrease MT 16

It is possible that if you have been diagnosed with EPI, you could also become diabetic and vice-versa. Your pancreas has two jobs. It is an exocrine gland that secretes enzymes into a series of ducts and it is an endocrine gland that secretes hormones directly into your bloodstream.

Insulin is produced by the islet cells in your pancreas and is then excreted into your bloodstream to help control your blood glucose levels. If your pancreas is damaged from long-term inflammation or you have had all or a portion of it removed due to cancer, tumors, or injury, insulin production may be affected. If you have diabetes with poor glucose control, your pancreas can become damaged so you start taking oral or injectible insulin and find you are also not receiving sufficient enzymes to break down your food.

Before You are Prescribed Pancrease MT 16

Ask your doctor about the risks of taking Pancrease MT 16 while you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. To determine if Pancrease MT 16 is safe for you, tell your doctor about other medical conditions and allergies you have (especially to pork proteins) and list any over the counter medications or Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements.

Pancrease MT 16 Precautions

If you have problems swallowing capsules, carefully break one of the Pancrease MT 16 capsules open and sprinkle the contents into a spoonful of applesauce or pudding and swallow it right away. Do not chew as the medicine may irritate your mouth. Keep stored at room temperature and away from heat and moisture.

Possible Side Effects of Pancrease MT 16

  • Headache
  • Bloating or gas
  • Mild stomach upset

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