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How and Where to Buy Viokace Online?
You can buy Viokace online through our Canadian International Pharmacy at huge savings. We offer RX and OTC medications online with a valid prescription from your doctor. At Canadian Pharmacy World, your health is our priority. You can place the order online, by mail, by fax or toll-free over the telephone at 1866-485-7979.
Are There Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Viokace?
Viokace is available from Canada manufactured by Aptalis Pharma. and contains the active ingredient pancrelipase (a mixture of pancreatic enzymes that is Lipase, Protease, Amylase). The generic form of Viokace is not available.
What Dosages and Forms is Viokace available in?
Viokace is available as tablets in the dosage form of 10,440 USP and 20,880 USP units of lipase. Viokace 10,440 USP units lipase contains 10,440 USP units of lipase, 56,400 USP units of amylase and 57,100 USP units of protease. Viokace 20,880 USP units lipase contains 20,880 USP, units of lipase, 113,400 USP units of amylase and 112,500 USP units of protease.
What is Viokace used for?
Viokace is used for the treatment of pancreatic insufficiency caused due to cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, or any other pancreatic disease that might require pancreatic enzyme therapy. Viokace is intended to be a replacement therapy when your pancreas (that produce enzymes necessary to digest fat, protein, and sugars) has stopped functioning or is functioning abnormally. Symptoms of pancreatic insufficiency are the presence of excess fat in stools. Viokace contains an enzyme mixture of lipase, amylase, and protease that help to digest food. These enzymes are taken from the pancreatic glands of pigs. This medication should be taken before or with a meal or snack as this will allow the enzymes to mix thoroughly with the food. This will allow the enzymes to mix thoroughly with the food and digest it as it passes through the gut. Your doctor will also prescribe along with this medicine, a proton pump inhibitor to decrease the stomach acid and prevent the breakdown of Viokace in the stomach. The dosage of the medicine will depend on your illness, your weight, your diet and how much fat is present in your stools.
What Are The Possible Side Effects of Viokace?
Some of the common side effects of Viokace abdominal pain, rash hypersensitivity reaction and urticaria. These are not all the possible side effects of Viokace. In case of any unexpected effect, consult your healthcare professional as soon as possible.
Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions for Viokace?
A rare bowel condition called fibrosing colonopathy, where the gut is narrowed in patients with cystic fibrosis who take high doses of pancreatic enzymes. Hence, as a precaution consult your doctor if you experience any changes in abdominal symptoms.
The pancreatic glands used to make this product comes from the pigs used for food. These pigs may contain viruses. During the making of the medication, several steps are taken to reduce the risk of viruses being spread. However, the risk of infections cannot be totally ruled out. No cases of infection have been reported to date.
Do not use Viokace if you:
• Are allergic to porcine protein, pancreatic enzymes or any excipient
• Have acute pancreatitis or acute exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis
Before taking Viokace, inform your doctor if you:
• Are allergic to pig (pork) products
• Have a history of intestinal blockage
• Have a history of scarring of your bowel wall (fibrosing colonopathy)
• Have any other medical condition
• Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Your doctor will decide if you should take Viokace and at which dose
Although there are no known drug interactions with Viokace, it is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs.
Viokace Storage and Safety Information
Viokace medication should be stored at a room temperature between 20-25 °C, in the original container, in a dry place and protected from heat and moisture. It should be kept out of the reach and sight of children. The Viokace bottle contains a desiccant packet to help keep your medicine dry (protect it from moisture). Do not eat or throw away the desiccant packet.
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