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Accuzyme Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is papain-urea topical (Accuzyme)?
- What are the possible side effects of papain-urea topical?
- What is the most important information I should know about papain-urea topical?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using papain-urea topical?
- How should I use papain-urea topical?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while using papain-urea topical?
- What other drugs will affect papain-urea topical?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using papain-urea topical?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to papain or urea.
Before using papain-urea topical, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have other medical conditions. You may not be able to papain-urea topical, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.
It is not known whether papain-urea will be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether papain-urea passes into breast milk. Do not use papain-urea topical without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use papain-urea topical?
Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the instructions on your prescription label.
Wash your hands before and after applying papain-urea topical.
Clean the wound as directed by your doctor. Use only the type of cleanser your doctor has recommended.
Apply papain-urea topical directly to the wound. Then cover the treated area with bandaging or other dressing recommended by your doctor. Keep the wound covered at all times, because this medication will cause the dead tissues to slough and peel off.
Papain-urea topical is usually applied two times each day. Clean the wound and apply a fresh bandage dressing each time you use the medication.
It is important to use papain-urea regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
Store papain-urea topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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