Creon patient assistance program
If you need help paying for your Creon medication, try Prescription Care. We work directly with healthcare providers to help eligible individuals enroll in patient assistance programs. That means with our help, you may be able to get your Creon prescription for just $49 per month*.
The application process is handled by us in full, helping you to get easy and affordable access to the medications you need.
Your monthly Creon cost savings if eligible
With Prescription Care you could get your Creon prescription for a flat fee of just $49 per month. You could save the following if you are eligible for the patient assistance program:
at US Pharmacy
at Prescription Care
with Prescription Care
Am I eligible for the Creon patient assistance program?
To be accepted in the program you will need to meet the eligibility criteria. We review each Creon assistance program application individually at Prescription Care, although the main factors considered by most programs are:
- US residency
- Combined household income
- Insurance status
Up to $36,000
Up to $50,000
Up to $100,000
How do I apply for the Creon patient assistance program?
Applying for the Creon patient assistance program is easy with Prescription Care. Begin by completing your enrollment application online.
It’s important to let us know about any medications you take. This includes Creon if you are already taking it or have been prescribed it. We’ll also ask for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.
Having determined whether you may be eligible for Creon assistance, we’ll handle the application process for you and will request your Creon medication refills on your behalf for up to 12 months.
Is Prescription Care a Creon coupons provider?
No, Prescription Care is not a Creon coupons provider. We are also not a Creon discount card, or a Creon copay card. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Creon patient assistance program. That means that we also don’t offer printable Creon manufacturer coupons, Creon discounts, rebates, Creon savings cards, trial offers, or free Creon samples.
If you’re looking for coupons for Creon or cheap Creon, consider you will likely save more with Prescription Care. When obtaining your Creon medication through Prescription Care, your total cost for the medication will always be $49 per month.
Can Prescription Care help me get Creon if I have insurance?
Simply complete your online application to find out more about your potential eligibility. Keep in mind that we may be able to help if your insurance company won’t pay for your Creon medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may even be able to help if you don’t have insurance or your Medicare plan doesn’t cover Creon.
How much is Creon with insurance?
The terms of your healthcare plan will determine the cost of Creon with insurance. To find out more, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.
How much does Creon cost without insurance?
Creon prices without insurance will vary depending on the quantity and strength of Creon you buy, and where you buy the medication from. As a guide, a pack of 90, 24000-76000 unit Creon capsules will cost around $900.
What is Creon?
Creon is a medication prescribed to children and adults whose pancreases don’t make enough enzymes to digest food (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency). Your pancreas is an organ found next to your stomach. It helps you digest food by releasing enzymes into your digestive system. These enzymes are substances that help you break down the carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in your food into smaller molecules. This allows your body to absorb and make use of your digested food.
You can have problems digesting food if your pancreas doesn’t make enough digestive enzymes (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency). This could be caused by a problem affecting your pancreas, like long term inflammation of your pancreas (chronic pancreatitis), or by medical conditions like cystic fibrosis.
If your pancreas doesn’t produce enough digestive enzymes to properly digest your food, you may not get the calories and nutrition you need. This can cause weight loss, fatigue, anemia, bleeding disorders, and bone disease. Over time it can lead to conditions like diabetes.
This is where Creon helps. It’s a pancreatic enzyme supplement that contains the digestive enzymes your body is missing. You take Creon as you eat or just after you’ve eaten a meal. The granules inside the capsule release digestive enzymes into your stomach, where they help you digest the food you’ve just eaten.
Creon active ingredients
The active ingredient in Creon is called pancreatin. It’s a mix of amylase, lipase, and protease digestive enzymes. These are natural digestive enzymes that help you break down the carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in your food into smaller molecules. This means they can be more easily absorbed by your body, ensuring you get the calories and nutrients you need. The amylase, lipase, and protease enzymes in Creon are derived from pig pancreases.
Creon side effects & Creon drug interactions
As with any medication, Creon can cause side effects. Not everyone will get side effects, or the same ones though. The most common side effects caused by Creon include:
- Stomach pain
- Flatulence (gas) and bloating
- Frequent or abnormal bowel movements
- Increases in blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
- Decreases in blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
In rare instances, Creon can cause more serious side effects, including:
- Severe allergic reactions to the medication
- A rare bowel disorder called fibrosing colonopathy that may require surgery
- An increase in blood uric acid levels that can cause joint swelling and pain (gout)
- Irritation of the inside of your mouth if you don’t swallow Creon properly
Tell your prescribing physician about all drugs you’re taking, including vitamins and dietary supplements as they will need to consider any potential Creon interactions before prescribing it.
Creon warnings & precautions
Creon isn’t suitable for everyone. Don’t take Creon if you:
- Are allergic to pork or any pig products
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Creon
Talk to your physician before taking Creon if you:
- Have or have ever had fibrosing colonopathy
- Have or have ever had any intestinal blockages
- Have kidney disease
- Have gout
- Have high blood uric acid (hyperuricemia)
- Have problems swallowing capsules
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed