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Are there any risks in taking pancreatic enzymes?

Yes, there are certain risks in taking pancreatic enzymes. It can cause serious side effects, such as gout, bloody stool and allergic reactions that trigger rashes and difficulty breathing. It can also cause less serious effects, such as stomach aches, diarrhea, constipation and nausea. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you may want to consult with your doctor before taking pancreatic enzymes; it is not known if the enzyme will harm the fetus. If you have a history of intestinal blockage, you may not want to take pancreatic enzymes.

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