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Viokace is prescribed to treat people who are deficient in pancreatic enzymes. Available as a tablet, the medication is taken with each meal. It works by providing the body with lipases, proteases, and amylases derived from the pancreatic glands of pigs. Although most people tolerate the drug well, side effects can occur and may include bile tract stones and anal itching.
- This medication comes in the form of a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth with each meal.
- If you skip a meal or snack, skip your dose. Only take this product when eating.
- Swallow the tablets whole; do not crush or chew them. Take them with plenty of liquid to wash down any tablet residue, as the medication can be irritating to the mouth.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Your symptoms will return if you stop taking this medication.