What are the side effects of pancrelipase capsules?

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Side effects of using pancrelipase are generally the result of taking high to very high doses of the medication. If you are taking a high dose, side effects may include:

  • weight loss
  • dizziness
  • headaches
  • gas
  • nausea
  • other stomach problems, such as cramps, diarrhea, pain and intestinal blockages

Side effects of taking very high doses of pancrelipase are:

  • joint pain
  • fever or chills
  • shortness of breath
  • blood in the urine
  • swelling in your calves or feet

It is important to seek medical treatment if you have any of these more serious side effects. Pancrelipase delayed release capsules can also cause a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. If you have trouble breathing or swallowing and your hands, face or mouth swell, seek emergency medical care immediately.