Dosage & Administration

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Children Older than 12 Months and Younger than 4 Years and Weight 8 kg or Greater

PERTZYE capsules should be swallowed whole. Do not crush or chew the capsules and the capsule contents. For infants or patients unable to swallow capsules, the contents may be mixed with soft acidic food with a pH of 4.5 or less, e.g., applesauce.

Dosage

Administration

Dosing should not exceed the recommended maximum dosage set forth by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Consensus Conferences Guidelines.

Limitations on Dosing

Attempting to divide the capsule contents in small fractions to deliver small doses of lipase is not recommended.

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Enzyme dosing should begin with 1,000 lipase units/kg of body weight per meal to a maximum of 2,500 lipase units/kg of body weight per meal (or less than or equal to 10,000 lipase units/kg of body weight per day), or less than 4,000 lipase units/g fat ingested per day.

Enzyme dosing should begin with 500 lipase units/kg of body weight per meal to a maximum of 2,500 lipase units/kg of body weight per meal (or less than or equal to 10,000 lipase units/kg of body weight per day), or less than 4,000 lipase units/g fat ingested per day.

Children 4 Years and Older and Weight 16 kg or Greater and Adults

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