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Enzymes Overview

Enzymes () are proteins that act as biological catalysts by accelerating chemical reactions. The molecules upon which enzymes may act are called substrates, and the enzyme converts the substrates into different molecules known as products. Almost all metabolic processes in the cell need enzyme catalysis in order to occur at rates fast enough to sustain life.:\u200a8.1\u200a Metabolic pathways depend upon enzymes to catalyze individual steps. The study of enzymes is called enzymology and the f...

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Zenpep savings card and deductible question

My son (27 years old) was diagnosed with CF at the age of 4 months. He has been on Zenpep for the past 10 years. Since he is 27 years of age, he is now off of my wife and I commercial insurance. He is self dependent and has a good job and his health is doing pretty good. Even though he has a good job and decent insurance, he has a deductible plan and that also goes for his Prescription medications of $5,000. The Zenpep saving card is a HUGE help if he just owed $400 or $500 a prescription as it would cover the cost. However, he has to meet his deductible of $5,000 and even help with the Zenpep savings card he would still owe about $1,500 for his prescription. That would last about 90 days and then he would have to pay another $3-4k for another 90 days. He does not qualify for Medicaid (...

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RP144 Pill

Is this a lactase enzyme tablet? ## Just to confirm, The white oval pill in question marked "RP 144" is reportedly identified as an over-the-counter Lactase enzyme for treating lactose intolerance. For verification, the manufacturer is Raritan Pharmaceuticals (hence the "RP"). Unfortunately, Raritan Pharmaceuticals does not list products on their webpage. However, you can contact them directly for specific product information at: Raritan Pharmaceuticals Inc. 8 Joanna Court East Brunswick, NJ 08816 Phone: 732-432-8200 E-mail: [email protected] I hope this helps! ## Thanks! That was what I thought - but it's great to get confirmation! ## Walmart Equate version of Lactaid. Pills look alike except imprint of one is “Lactaid” and the other is “R...

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G193 Pill

I found two oblong white pills, about 14mm. Blank on one side, G193 printed on the other. No scoring on either side. I thought it was lactase ("dairy pills"), which are used for treating lactose intolerance. Please help! ## Hi Julie, Based on my investigation your thinking was spot-on! An oblong white pill imprinted "G 193" is reportedly identified as an over-the-counter CVS dairy relief tablet that goes by the name "Lactaid Fast Act". This product is indicated for use in treating lactose intolerance. It is said to contain enzymes that help aid in the digestion of dairy products. I hope this helps! ## I found the same white pills in the Gas X bottle I bought. What are they doing in there? I Don't Know!!

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Experiences taking Creon

I was just diagnosed with stones in my pancreas (non cancer, whew!). They are causing my pancreas to not digest all my foods and are ordering Creon to take 3 with every meal and 1 with each snack for the rest of my life (I am a young 71). Has anyone taken it and what can you tell me? As of yet the pharmacy has ordered it and I'm not sure of the cost but saw that 90 pills were retailed at 700.00. I do have Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross and United Healthcare for prescriptions with a Walgreens plan. Appreciate any and all info. ## I have been on Creon 36,000 lipase. I have chronic pancreatitis and all the hospitalizations eventually broke down my own enzymes. That is why I take the Creon. I typically don't have many problems but sometimes Creon causes a bloated feeling and general we...

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Zenpep Patient Assistance Program

Has anyone been approved for Actavis Patient Assistance Program? I've been in the coverage gap (donut hole) since February. One months prescription is over $500 and I will need these enzymes for the rest of my life. If you were approved, How did you qualify. Do you have any insurance? I was denied because I'm on a Medicare Advantage program. I'm on SSDI and this expense is a true hardship. Any help would be greatly appreciated. ## Has anyone had trouble with the cost of their Zenpep prescription. It is also known as Pancrealipase, although there are no generic substitutes. It is mainly prescribed for Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic Pancreatitis. It is manufactured by Actavis Pharmaceuticals. I have prescription coverage through a Medicare Advantage Replacement Plan. It is very e...

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Fabrazyme availability

I'd like to know if Fabrazyme is availabe on the NHS free of charge, if not how much is it and how can you buy it? ## I am not sure, does anyone have more information? ## I can't answer that question, but I'm including a link from the NHS that perhaps might be of assistance. Hope it helps.

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Is Kurzyme any good?

What is your experience of KurZyme? ## Kurzyme is a supplement, claimed to help with digestion. However, as a supplement, this also means that it is not proven to actually help with anything. Does anyone have experience using it? ## The brochure maintained that KurZyme was the product to end all products, no need for CoQ10 etc.etc. I had one of the symptoms it claimed to cure. After a month or so I noticed no benefit from using it. I requested a refund but was told that the refund date had passed. I mentioned that I had 2 bottles that could be recycled. The Operator said that they did not return the bottles, but they threw them away. That told me everything...if they could replace a bottle of this stuff for less than the cost of postage, it has to be junk. I plan on pursuing this as I a...

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Round yellow orange MT 25 pill from Canada

I have a round orangey-yellowy pill with "MT 25" on one side. It's got the "MT" over the "25". I got it for free and was curious as to what it is because I can't find anything online. ## I found a pill with mt 25 on one side and nothing on the other side. Orange round pill. ## I need help as well. Same thing here. What are they? ## So far the only imprint codes which even come close are found on Pancreaze capsules manufactured by Vivus (source pdf), but I am confident in saying that the MT 25 pills are NOT the same drug. The Pancreaze capsules have imprints such as "MT 10", and "MT 20" ... but as I mentioned they're capsules, not round pills. Just posting this here cause I haven't been able to figure this one out yet either. If thi...

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Phlogam tablet is for what purpose?

Phlogam is a light yellow round tablet, what is the purpose of it? ## What is phlogam? ## phlogam details and what is use? ## Sorry, this is not something available in the US and I cannot find any information on it. ## hi Verwon composition for Phlogam is : Trypsin B.P 48 mg Bromelain 90 mg Rutoside Trihydrate B.P 100 mg Total proteolytic activity not less than 1095 FIP Units hope this will help ## details about phlogam and its constituents ## All three of these are enzymes. The closest product in US is wobenzym. Wobenzym actually contains enzymes which boost your immune system and this make your body respond faster to inflamations. So this medicine is givein in case of Injury for faster recovery. ## phlogam is a uniqe synergestic combination of bromelain , trypsin, and rutoside trihydr...

Loose Motion. medicine to start loose motion

I am in Canada can you tell me the medicine to start the loose motion. Because my stomach is not clear ## I want a tablet to get loose motion because I didnt go for the motion in the past 2 days.. So please suggest me a tablet where I cam get it from wallmart to go for a free motion to clean my stomach ## My motion is not coming properly,will u plz suggest me the medicine... ## Prebiotic fiber, probiotics, digestive enzymes and adequate water may be beneficial tools for those who suffer from indigestion. For myself, I also feel that eating dark leafy greens (salads), soups, fruit and other light meals over a period of time can assist with gastrointestinal motility. Often times (at least in my case), it's simply a lack of enzymes or water that lead to constipation and bloatedness. Ha...


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