Comparison of Uncoated and Enteric-Coated Pancreatic Enzyme Preparations*
Uncoated Preparations Enteric-Coated Preparations
Number of tablets or capsules 2-8 2-3
required per dose
Acid suppression required Yes No
Site of delivery Duodenum More distal small bowel and beyond
Symptoms relieved Pain; malabsorption Malabsorption
*The major components of these preparations are a lipase and a protease (see Table 37-10).
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