- Effective treatment for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency also known as maldigestion syndrome
- Begins working immediately after the first dose
- Can reduce the symptoms and help your pet live a healthier life
- Helps your pet regain weight lost due to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
Do not give Epizyme to any pets who are allergic or hypersensitive to pork products, as it is derived from whole pig pork pancreas.
Although allergic reactions are rare, they are possible. See below for more information.
Do not give Epizyme powder to your pet if he or she is taking any other medications without first talking with your veterinarian.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given antacids such as Maalox, H2 blockers such as cimetidine or proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
You should avoid inhaling the powder as it might irritate the mouth.
Possible Side Effects:
If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Epizyme and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction difficulty breathing swelling of the lips tongue or face hives. Continue giving Epizyme and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences diarrhea or loose stools.
Other side effects may also occur.
Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
EPIZYME powder is added to moistened dog food canned or dry.
Thorough mixing is necessary to bring the enzymes into close contact with the food particles.
Allow this mixture to sit for five minutes before feeding.
Incubation at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before feeding appears to enhance the digestive process.
Frequent feeding, at least 3 times daily is important.
Dogs 3/4-1 teaspoonful (2.8g teaspoonful) with each meal.
Cats: 1/4-3/4 teaspoonful (2.8g teaspoonful) with each meal.
No one regimen will be successful for every patient. The above dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the pancreatic exocrine deficient and the weight of the animal. In cases of chronic insufficiency, the dosage should be increased until desired results are obtained.
Dosage should be increased until desired results are obtained.
Each 2.8 grams (1 teaspoon) contains sufficient pancreatic enzyme to digest (in vitro):
260 g fat,
388 g protein,
460 g starch
Lipases, amylases, and proteases
Each 2.8 grams (1 teaspoonful) of Powder contains:
71,400 USP units
388,000 USP units
460,000 USP units