Who should not take pancrelipase tablets or powder?

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Pancrelipase tablets or powder should not be taken by people with allergies to pork proteins. People with certain medical conditions may not be good candidates for pancrelipase tablets or powder. These include: people with gout, kidney disease, a history of intestinal blockages, inflammation of the pancreas and people with high uric acid in the urine or blood. Even though pancrelipase tablets and powder have not been proven harmful to the developing fetus or nursing infants, pregnant and breastfeeding women should take this medication only if absolutely necessary and be closely monitored while taking it.