Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
The effectiveness ratings for LIPASE are as follows:
- Digestion problems due to a disorder of the pancreas (pancreatic insufficiency) that is associated with cystic fibrosis.
Insufficient evidence to rate effectiveness for…
- Allergy to gluten in wheat products (celiac disease).
- Crohn’s disease.
- Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of lipase for these uses.
- For digestion problems due to a disorder of the pancreas (pancreatic insufficiency) that is associated with cystic fibrosis: A typical dose for adults is 4500 units per kilogram of lipase per day. For children, a typical dose is 5100 units per kilogram per day. Start with a low dose and gradually increase until there is a benefit, but don’t take more than the typical dose without checking with your healthcare provider.
Special precautions & warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of lipase during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Cystic fibrosis: High doses of lipase seem to make some of the symptoms of cystic fibrosis worse.
Interaction with medication
- It is not known if this product interacts with any medicines.
Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.