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How can I manage the side effects of pancreatic enzymes?

Taking pancreatic enzymes with almost all meals right before you eat is a good way you can help manage the side effects of taking the enzymes. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Consider asking the doctor to prescribe extra doses for fatty food meals, like pizza. Do not chew the capsules or open them unless you are mixing the beads with applesauce or pureed pears for a baby. Talk to your doctor about other ways to manage side effects from pancreatic enzymes.

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