- Medicine Name: Zenpep
- API: Pancrelipase
- Dosage Form & Strength: Capsules: 25000 UI
- Manufactured By: Nestlé Health Science
Zenpep (pancrelipase) is used for people who cannot digest food normally because their pancreas does not make enough enzymes. This therapeutic drug may help the body use fats, proteins, and sugars from food. It contains a mixture of digestive enzymes (lipases, proteases, and amylases) from pig pancreas. This medicine is safe and promising in children.
Recommended Dosage: Zenpep is not interchangeable with any other pancrelipase product. Capsules of Zenpep should be swallowed whole. For those not able to swallow intact capsules, the contents may be sprinkled on soft acidic food, e.g., applesauce.
Infants (up to 12 months): Infants may be administered 3,000 lipase units (one capsule) per 120 mL of formula or breast-feeding. Avoid mixing the capsule contents directly into formula or breast milk before administration.
Children Older than 12 Months and Younger than 4 Years: Enzyme dosing should start with 1,000 lipase units/kg of body weight per meal to a maximum of 2,500 lipase units/kg of body weight per meal (or less than or equal to 10,000 lipase units/kg of body weight daily), or less than 4,000 lipase units/g fat ingested daily.
Children 4 Years and Older and Adults: Enzyme dosing should start with 500 lipase units/kg of body weight per meal to a maximum of 2,500 lipase units/kg of body weight per meal (or less than or equal to 10,000 lipase units/kg of body weight daily), or less than 4,000 lipase units/g fat ingested daily.
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