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Table 3 Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) suggested dosing in different age groups

From: Practical guide to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency – Breaking the myths

Age group Units of lipase
Infant 2000–4000 units/120 mL formula or breastmilk
Child age < 4 years 1000 units/kg/meal
500 units/kg/snack
Child age ≥ 4 years 500 units/kg/meal
250 units/kg/snack
Adult starting dose 50,000 units/meal
25,000 units/snack
Adult maximum dose 150,000 units/meal
70,000 units/snack