Zenpep

Active Ingredient(s): Pancrelipase
FDA Approved: * August 27, 2009
Pharm Company: * EURAND
Category: Enzymes

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Zenpep Overview

Pancreatic enzymes also known as pancrelipase and pancreatin, are commercial mixtures of amylase, lipase, and protease.[1][2] They are used to treat malabsorption syndrome due to pancreatic problems.[1] These pancreatic problems may be due to cystic fibrosis, surgical removal of the pancreas, long term pancreatitis, or pancreatic cancer among others.[1][3] It is taken by mouth.[1] Common side effec...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancrelipase

Recent Zenpep Forums: RSS Feed

Pancrelipase shortage?

I went to pick up my husband's pancrelipase and the pharmacy said it was discontinued by the manufacturer. Is this true? I know it is a generic for pancrease but it's more expensive and he is a pancreatic cancer survivor and has to take these for life. Can you please tell me if this is true? ## From the information I am finding, yes, this product has been discontinued, but no reason has been given for why this was done. The only thing I can suggest is talking to the pharmacist or contacting his doctor for an alternative. I have no idea what they prices are, but there are a few other brands on the market that contain the same ingredient, such as: Cotazym, Creon, Lipram, Ultrase, Zymase and several others. Please post back and let us know if you find something. ## Most of these pr...

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Zenpep Patient Assistance Program

Has anyone been approved for Activas Patient Assistance Program. I've been in the coverage gap(donut hole) since February. One months prescription is over $500 and I will need these enzymes for the rest of my life. If you were approved, How did you qualify. Do you have any insurance? I was denied because I'm on a Medicare Advantage program. I'm on SSDI and this expense is a true hardship. Any help would be greatly appreciated. ## Has anyone had trouble with the cost of their Zenpep prescription. It is also known as Pancrealipase, although there are no generic substitutes. It is mainly prescribed for Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic Pancreatitis. It is manufactured by Activas Pharmaceuticals. I have prescription coverage through a Medicare Advantage Replacement Plan. It is very ex...

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Zenpep versus Creon

Activas Patient Assistance Program does not offer any assistance while in the coverage gap. Creon manufacturer does offer assistance while in coverage gap. Has anyone used the Medschat Discount card successfully when purchasing either Zenpep or Creon? The card instructions indicate that it can help during the coverage gap.

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Zenpep

Yes, all non-approved pancrelipase drug products have stopped being manufactured and being sold to wholesalers and pharmacies because of FDA quality control guidelines which went into effect on April 28, 2010. Only 3 approved agents are now being sold, Creon (Abbott), Zenpep (Eurand) and Pancreaze (Ortho-McNeil Pediatrics). Older products will eventuall be out of stock at the pharmacies and supplies run out and not being replaced with new product. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for help, or view the 3 approved products websites, which are the drugname.com or companyname.com. Hope this helps. ## This is correct, they have forced many companies to stop selling unapproved products until they are submitted for testing. This has created a shortage of some products. Does anyone have questions?...

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Zenpep after pancreatic surgery in March, 2010

Last week the P/A increased my dosage of Zenpep from 5,000 units a meal to 50,000 units a meal. It has not helped. I will call her tomorrow with the sad results. Does anyone taken a higher dose and, if so, did it solve the problem? ## Hi Joanne, How are you? I haven't taken Zenpep myself, but based on my research Zenpep is available in six different dosage strengths, and each one is dependent upon on what amount your healthcare provider suggests you use (since everyone's case may be different). You can also get a lot of the enzymes found in Zenpep by simply eating a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. So if you feel like it's not working as well as you think it should, then I would probably think it'd be wise to analyze your diet and see where you can make ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Pancrelipase
  • Capsule: 10000unit + 37500unit + 33200unit, 120,000usp units + 24,000usp units + 76,000usp units, 30,000unit + 2,400unit + 30,000unit, 30,000unit + 8000unit + 30,000unit, 30,000usp units + 6,000usp units + 19,000usp units, 30,000usp units + 8,000usp units + 30,000usp units, 30000unit + 8000unit + 30000unit, 30000uspu + 8000uspu, 33200unit + 10000unit + 37500unit, 48000unit + 16000unit + 48000unit, 60,000usp units + 12,000usp units + 38,000usp units, 66400unit + 20000unit + 75000unit, 75000unit + 66400unit + 20000unit, 8000unit + 30,000unit + 30,000unit
  • Capsule, Coated Pellets: 20000unit + 4500unit + 25000unit
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 10,850usp Units + 2,600usp Units + 6,200usp Units
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 10000unit + 30000unit + 30000unit
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 105,000usp Units + 25,000usp Units + 79,000usp Units, 109,000usp units + 20,000usp units + 68,000usp units, 120,000usp units + 24,000usp units + 76,000usp units
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 12000unit + 39000unit + 39000unit
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 136,000usp units + 25,000usp units + 85,000usp units, 13800units/lipase + 27600units/protease + 27600/units/amylase, 14,000usp Units + 3,000usp Units + 10,000usp Units, 15,000usp units + 3,000usp units + 9,500usp units, 15,125usp Units + 4,000usp Units + 14,375usp Units, 16,000usp units + 3,000usp units + 10,000usp units
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 16,600unit + 5000unit + 18,750unit, 16000unit + 48000unit + 48000unit
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 16000units + 57500units + 60500units, 168,000usp Units + 40,000usp Units + 126,000usp Units, 17,500usp/ units + 4,200usp/ units + 10,000usp/ units
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 175.74mg
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 180,000usp units + 36,000usp units + 114,000usp units
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 18000unit + 58500unit + 58500unit
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 2,000 units per 120ml of formula
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 20,000unit + 5000unit + 20,000unit, 20000U + 4500U + 25000U, 20000unit + 4500unit + 25000unit, 20000unit + 65000unit + 65000unit
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 20700units/lipase + 41400units/protease + 41400/units/amylase, 218,000usp Units + 40,00usp Units + 136,000 Usp Units, 23000units/lipase + 46000units/protease + 46000/units/amylase, 24,000usp Units + 5,000usp Units + 17,000usp Units, 24,600usp Units + 4,200usp Units + 14,200usp Units
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 25000unit + 4000unit + 25000unit
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 27,000usp units + 5,000usp units + 17,000usp units, 27,600usp units + 13,800usp units + 27,600usp units, 30,000usp units + 6,000usp units + 19,000usp units, 30,250usp Units + 8,000usp Units + 28,750usp Units, 30,250usp/units + 8,000usp/units + 28,750usp/units
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 33,200unit + 10,000unit + 37,500unit, 33200U + 10000U + 37500U, 33200unit + 10000unit + 37500unit, 39000unit + 12000unit + 39000unit, 4000unit + 12000unit + 12000unit, 4000unit + 20000unit + 25000unit
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 41,400usp units + 20,700usp units + 41,400usp units, 42,000usp Units + 10,000usp Units + 32,000usp Units, 43,750usp/ units + 10,500usp/ units + 25,000usp/ units
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 4500unit + 20000unit + 25000unit
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 46,000usp units + 23,000usp units + 46,000usp units
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 48000U + 16000U + 48000U, 48000unit + 16000unit + 48000unit, 52000unit + 52000unit + 16000unit
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 55,000usp units + 10,000usp units + 34,000usp units
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 56000U + 20000U + 44000U, 56000unit + 20000unit + 44000unit, 58500unit + 18000unit + 58500unit
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 60,000usp units + 12,000usp units + 38,000usp units, 60,500usp Units + 16,000usp Units + 57,500usp Units, 60,500usp/units + 16,000usp/units + 57,500usp/units, 61,000usp/ units + 21,000usp/ units + 37,000usp/ units, 61,500usp Units + 10,500usp Units + 35,500usp Units, 63,000usp Units + 15,000usp Units + 47,000usp Units
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 65000U + 20000U + 65000U, 65000unit + 20000unit + 65000unit, 66,400unit + 20,000unit + 75,000unit, 66400U + 20000U + 75000U, 66400unit + 20000unit + 75000unit
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 70,000usp/ units + 16,800usp/ units + 40,000usp/ units
  • Capsule, Delayed Release : 75,000unit + 20,000unit + 66,400unit, 8000unit + 40000unit + 45000unit
  • Capsule, Delayed Release: 8000units + 28750units + 30250units, 82,000usp units + 15,000usp units + 51,000usp units, 83,900usp Units + 21,000usp Units + 54,700usp Units, 84,000usp Units + 20,000usp Units + 63,000usp Units, 90,750usp Units + 24,000usp Units + 86,250usp Units, 98,400usp Units + 16,800usp Units + 56,800usp Units
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 16600unit + 5000unit + 18750unit, 20000unit + 4500unit + 25000unit, 30000unit + 10000unit + 30000unit, 33200unit + 10000unit + 37500unit, 39000unit + 12000unit + 39000unit, 48000unit + 16000unit + 48000unit, 56000unit + 20000unit + 44000unit, 65000unit + 20000unit + 65000unit, 66400unit + 20000unit + 75000unit
  • Powder: 70000unit + 16800unit + 70000unit
  • Tablet: 10440units/lipase + 39150units/protease + 39150/units/amylase, 16000unit + 6000unit + 6000unit, 28880units/lipase + 78300units/protease + 78300/units/amylase, 30,000unit + 8000unit + 30,000unit, 30000unit + 8000unit + 30000unit, 39,150usp units + 10,440usp units + 39,150usp units, 60000unit + 16000unit + 60000unit, 78,300usp units + 20,880usp units + 78,300usp units, 8000unit + 30000unit + 30000unit
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Zenpep: (21 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0023-6110 Zenpep Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0023-6111 Zenpep Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0023-6112 Zenpep Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0023-6113 Zenpep Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0023-6114 Zenpep Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0023-6115 Zenpep Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 0023-6116 Zenpep Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Allergan, Inc.
  • 42865-100 Zenpep 5 Delayed Release Capsule by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 42865-101 Zenpep 10 (Amylases 55,000 Unt / Lipase 10,000 Unt / Proteases 34,000 Unt) Delayed Release Capsule by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 42865-102 Zenpep 15 Delayed Release Capsule by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 42865-103 Zenpep 20 Delayed Release Capsule by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 42865-104 Zenpep 3 (Amylases 16,000 Unt / Lipase 3000 Unt / Protease 10,000 Unt) Delayed Release Capsule by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 42865-105 Zenpep 25 (Amylases 136,000 Unt / Lipase 25,000 Unt / Protease 85,000 Unt) Delayed Release Capsule by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 42865-300 Zenpep Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 42865-302 Zenpep Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 42865-303 Zenpep Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 42865-304 Zenpep Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 42865-305 Zenpep Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 42865-306 Zenpep Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 42865-307 Zenpep Oral Capsule, Delayed Release by Aptalis Pharma Us, Inc.
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Other drugs which contain Pancrelipase or a similar ingredient: (17 results)

Related Zenpep Topics:

Zenpep Patient Assistance Program
Has anyone been approved for Activas Patient Assistance Program. I've been in the coverage gap(donut hole) since Feb... 2 replies
Zenpep
Yes, all non-approved pancrelipase drug products have stopped being manufactured and being sold to wholesalers and pharm... 2 replies
Zenpep after pancreatic surgery in March, 2010
Last week the P/A increased my dosage of Zenpep from 5,000 units a meal to 50,000 units a meal. It has not helped. I wil... 1 reply
Zenpep versus Creon
Activas Patient Assistance Program does not offer any assistance while in the coverage gap. Creon manufacturer does offe...






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