Have a question? We're here to help.

FAQs

  • Q: If I use a mail-order pharmacy, can I still save money on my eligible pancreatic enzymes?
    A: Yes. You can use your loyalty card every time you refill your prescription and save money on your copay.
  • Q: What is the Savings Request Form?
    A: The Savings Request Form is something you use only if the pharmacy does not process your claim with the loyalty card. Fill out the Savings Request Form and mail, fax, or email it with a copy of the pharmacy receipt using the contact information listed on the form. Be sure to complete all sections, as incomplete information will delay reimbursement.
  • Q: Help! I am having trouble logging in to the LIVE2THRIVE website. What do I do?
    A: If you forgot your user ID and/or password, you can recover your lost credentials.

CALL CENTER

To inquire about the LIVE2THRIVE® Program, please call customer service. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM ET. Spanish-speaking representatives are available.
Tiene a su disposición representantes que hablan español.

1.888.936.7371

English and Español
X

Your baby may need pancreatic enzymes to help digest and absorb food. Your CF care team will prescribe the appropriate dose based on your baby's needs. First and foremost, give your infant appropriate pancreatic enzymes as directed by your healthcare provider. Pancreatic enzymes come in capsule form and different doses. Each capsule contains many small pancreatic enzyme "beads." Give pancreatic enzymes just before feeding, as they are effective for about 30 minutes. Give another dose if a feeding lasts longer than 30 minutes.1,2

Become a LIVE2THRIVE member today!*

Members of the program are eligible to receive:

  • Free Vitamins & Supplements
  • Copay Assistance
  • Loyalty Rewards
The information in this section is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Here are tips on how to properly give your baby enteric-coated pancreatic enzymes1,2:

  • Some infants and babies may not be able to swallow capsules whole. Follow the steps below to give your baby pancreatic enzymes:
    1. Open the capsule carefully.
    2. Remove the beads from inside the capsule.
    3. Mix the beads with a small amount of soft baby fruit (such as applesauce).
    4. Use a spoon to give the fruit and bead mixture to your baby. Your baby must finish the mixture to get all of the pancreatic enzymes.
  • Some babies may be receiving breast milk or formula. Your baby should still take pancreatic enzymes with soft baby fruit first. Offer your baby breast milk or formula after giving your baby the fruit and pancreatic enzyme mixture. Do not mix the pancreatic enzymes directly into breast milk or formula
  • Babies may try to spit out the pancreatic enzymes. Sometimes they'll try to push them out with their tongue. This reflex is normal. It will go away once your baby learns to swallow the pancreatic enzymes. Keep trying and make sure they finish the entire dose. If you have questions, ask your healthcare provider
  • Once your baby has finished the dose, give your baby 1 spoonful of plain applesauce to help clean out any leftover beads
  • Finger sweep along the gum line to check your baby's mouth and gums to make sure no beads are left over. Beads left inside the mouth may begin to break down and cause sores
  • Do not change the pancreatic enzyme dose without talking to your CF care team. Contact them if your baby is having trouble taking pancreatic enzymes

The information in this section is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

References: 1. Nutrition: pancreatic enzyme replacement in people with cystic fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website. https://www.cff.org/PDF-Archive/Pancreatic-Enzyme-Replacement/. Accessed May 1, 2016. 2. How to give pancreatic enzymes to an infant. UW Health website. http://www.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/parenting/6128.html. Accessed May 1, 2016.

Earn rewards for reading articles and taking quizzes!

Join now and explore the features of the LIVE2THRIVE Program*

  • Free Vitamins & Supplements
  • Copay Assistance
  • Loyalty Rewards
*Restrictions apply. See full Terms, Conditions, and Eligibility Criteria here.
Next Article Breast Milk or Infant Formula

You are now leaving www.LIVE2THRIVE.org. Allergan is not responsible for content on any third-party websites.

Continue