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VIOKACE
Digestive and biliary disorders
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Drug Name:

VIOKACE Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Lipase/protease/amylase: 10440Units/39150Units/39150Units; 20880Units/78300Units/78300Units; tabs.

Company:
Allergan

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for VIOKACE:

Treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in adults due to chronic pancreatitis or pancreatectomy, in combination with a proton pump inhibitor.

Adult:

See literature. Start at the lowest recommended dose and increase gradually. Individualize based on clinical symptoms, the degree of steatorrhea present, and the fat content of the diet. Swallow whole; do not crush or chew tabs. Do not allow drug to remain in mouth. Initially 500 lipase units/kg per meal. Max: 2500 lipase units/kg per meal (or ≤10000 lipase units/kg per day), or <4000 lipase units/g fat ingested per day.

Children:

Not established.

Warnings/Precautions:

Not interchangeable with any other pancrelipase products. Fibrosing colonopathy (with high doses); risk of stricture formation (monitor). Pork allergy. Potential viral transmission. Gout. Renal impairment. Hyperuricemia. Contents irritating to mucosa. Lactose intolerance. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Pancreatic enzymes (porcine).

Adverse Reactions:

Biliary tract stones, anal pruritus; fibrosing colonopathy, hyperuricemia, allergic reactions.

How Supplied:

Tabs—100

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