What are the side effects of pancrelipase tablets or powder?

Side effects of using pancrelipase tablets or powder are generally the result of taking high to very high doses of the medication. This drug may also cause irritation in the respiratory tract or nose because of its fine, powdery consistency. The dust from this concentrated medication may also cause asthma attacks if inhaled. If you are taking a high dose, side effects may include nausea; stomach cramps, diarrhea or pain; and intestinal blockages. Side effects of taking very high doses of pancrelipase tablets or powder are joint pain, blood in the urine and swelling in your calves or feet. The drug may also give you a skin rash. It is important to check with your doctor if you have any of the above side effects. Pancrelipase tablets and powder 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 treatment immediately. The most common and mild side effects of this drug are nausea and stomach upset.

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