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Pepsin

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Last Updated: December 02, 2019

Pepsin is used for proper digestion of food when patients lack its secretion. It is mainly used for patients suffering from indigestion. Pepsin also helps in breaking the proteins of the food into tiny bits and absorption of nutrients.

The side effects of Pepsin might be rare but they are serious. Some of the side effects are abdominal pain, sickness, skin rash and diarrhea. These side effects do not always occur, but it is best to consult your doctor if you observe any of the effects.

If you have a current medication list, inform your doctor before using this drug. You should consult your doctor if you have allergies or diseases. Make sure you inform your health care provider or doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.

Your dosage depends on your weight, height, age, gender and medical condition. You can take this drug in the form of tablet, compounding powder and capsule. It is best to take the medicine as prescribed by your health care professional or doctor. Do not use it in larger doses or longer than prescribed by your health care provider.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Pepsin as ingredient

This medication used as an alternative to human pepsin enzyme in case of pancreatic enzyme deficiency. A proteolytic enzyme, it helps in the digestion of proteins by converting them to peptides.

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