Enteric pancreatic enzymes are taken to release protease, amy lase, and, importantly, lipase into the digestive tract to make up for the non-functioning pancreas. These enzymes help digest, in particular, carbohydrates and fat. Sometimes an acidic stomach may dissolve the enteric coating on enzymes causing the enzymes to be released prematurely (before they arrive at the spot where food needs to be liquified), however usually taking a stomach antacid like cimetidine corrects this problem.
Pancreatic enzymes are the foundation of good nutritional status and weight gain in CF and has contributed significantly to overall health.
The stomach acid of a cfers is much more acid than a non cfer , this can cause hearturn and possibly a stomach ulcer , also the enzyme supplements do not work in a extreme acid environment , thats why many cfers use acid blockers.
The lungs of a cfer always host a colony of bacteria , some are not harm full , but the meanies like Pseudomonas , Cepacia, Staph are a bigger problem , they need to be suppressed and if possible killed , that can be done with IV therapy or pills the most common pills are listed here , there are ,however, bunches of pills and i cant list them all.
Antibiotics Floxin (oflaxacin)
When you have a big infection or the number of bacteria in your lungs gets too much your doctor will take you in for a 3 week clean out ( tune up) iv course , here i list the most common IV antibiotics.
Fortum ( in Europe )