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Pancrelipase is a mixture of porcine-derived pancreatic amylase, pancreatic lipase, and chymotrypsin. Amylase, pancreatic lipase, and chymotrypsin are digestive enzymes normally produced by the pancreas. Pancrelipase is used in the treatment of some digestive disorders, primarily exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, which can result from cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, and after pancreatectomy. Pancrelipase is similar to the drug pancreatin, but has an elevated content of lipase.
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A preparation of hog pancreatic enzymes standardized for lipase content.
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