Brand NamesCotazym, Creon, Dygase, Ku-Zyme, Ku-Zyme HP, Kutrase, Lapase, Palcaps 10, Pancrease MT 10, Pancrease MT 16, Pancrease MT 20, Pancrease MT 4, Pancrecarb MS-16, Pancrecarb MS-4, Pancrecarb MS-8, Panocaps, Panocaps MT Ultrase, Ultrase MT 12, Ultrase MT 18, Ultrase MT 20, Viokase, Viokase 16, Zenpep
What is Kurtrase
Kutrase includes a combination of three enzymes (proteins): lipase, protease and amylase. Normally, these enzymes are produced in human body by the pancreas and play a vital role in the digestion of fats, proteins and sugars.
Side effects of Kurtrase
This medicine can cause the following side effects:
- allergic reaction (hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat)
- unusual stomach pain
- nausea or vomiting
- mild stomach pain or upset
- diarrhea or constipation
- bloating or gas
- greasy stools
- rectal irritation
- headache, dizziness
- weight loss
Kutrase is indicated to replace these enzymes when the body does not produce the needed amount. Some medical conditions can trigger a lack of enzymes, including cystic fibrosis, chronic inflammation of the pancreas or blockage of the pancreatic ducts. This medicine decreases the pain caused by disorders of the pancreas.
You should discuss the possibility to take medicine with your doctor if you have:
- kidney disease
- a history of blockage in your intestines
- a sudden onset of pancreatitis
- worsening of chronic pancreatic disease
The dose should be determined by your doctor. This medicine is available only by prescription.