This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Pancreatinum. In a test tube this agent is amylolytic, proteolytic, and emulsifiant. In the stomach it is destroyed in the presence of pepsin or over 0.5% of hydrochloric acid; hence it should be administered in the intervals between gastric activity in order to reach the duodenum, where it possesses marked digestive powers. Do not administer in combination with other digestive agents, acids, or alcohol. Dose, 5 to 15 gr.