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How do I take digestive enzymes?

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Take this medication by mouth with meals and snacks as directed by your doctor.

Dosage is based on your medical condition, diet, and response to therapy.

If you are using the tablet form of the medication, make sure not to keep it in the mouth because doing so can cause irritation to the gums and cheeks. Swallow the medication with water. For the chewable tablets, chew thoroughly before swallowing.

If you are using the capsule form of the medication and swallowing is difficult, the capsule may be opened and the powder mixed with food or liquid.

Be careful not to inhale any of the powder because doing so can irritate the inside of the nose or cause an asthma attack.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.

If your doctor has recommended that you follow a special diet, it is very important to follow the diet to get the most benefit from this medication.

Do not change brands or dosage forms of this product without consulting your doctor or pharmacist. Different products may contain different amounts of the digestive enzymes.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

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