What should I know before using pancrelipase tablets or powder?

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Before using pancrelipase tablets or powder, you should know that this medication may cause anaphylaxis, which is a serious allergic reaction. If this happens, you may have hives, trouble breathing and swallowing and your hands, face or mouth may swell. People with prior allergic reactions to trypsin, pancreatin or pancrelipase may be more likely to have this complication. These side effects call for immediate medical attention. Other side effects of using this medication may include diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps or pain, a blockage in your intestine, joint pain, swelling of the feet or blood in your urine. You should also know that pancrelipase may not be suitable for people with gout, a history of intestinal blockages, kidney disease or a high amount of uric acid in their blood or urine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should use this medication only if absolutely necessary.