- What other names is Lipase known by?
- What is Lipase?
- How does Lipase work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Lipase.
Lipase is used for indigestion, heartburn, allergy to gluten in wheat products (celiac disease), Crohn's disease, and cystic fibrosis.
- Digestion problems due to a disorder of the pancreas (pancreatic insufficiency) that is associated with cystic fibrosis.
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- Allergy to gluten in wheat products (celiac disease).
- Crohn's disease.
- Other conditions.
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nausea, cramping, and diarrhea.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of lipase during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Cystic fibrosis: High doses of lipase seem to make some of the symptoms of cystic fibrosis worse.
- For digestion problems due to a disorder of the pancreas (pancreatic insufficiency) that is associated with cystic fibrosis: A typical dose for adults is 4500 units per kilogram of lipase per day. For children, a typical dose is 5100 units per kilogram per day. Start with a low dose and gradually increase until there is a benefit, but don't take more than the typical dose without checking with your healthcare provider.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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