What if the enzymes do not help?
If you still have symptoms or you are losing weight, speak to your dietitian, nurse or doctor. They can check if you are taking enough enzymes, and make sure that you are taking them properly. Some people need to change the brand of enzymes they take.
Sometimes, the doctor will give you medicines called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs include omeprazole and lansoprazole. They stop the stomach from producing too much acid, which can affect how well the enzymes work. Usually, PPIs are tablets or capsules that are taken once or twice a day. Speak to your doctor about these medicines and ask if they would help.