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Accuzyme Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Accuzyme (papain and urea) enzymatic debriding ointment is used to break down dead skin or tissues in wounds such as bed sores, ulcers, burns, surgical wounds, cysts, and carbuncles. This medication may be available in generic form. Common side effects include mild stinging or burning of the skin where the medicine is applied.
Apply a dose of Accuzyme directly to the wound, cover with appropriate dressing, secure into place. Daily or twice daily applications are preferred. Accuzyme may interact with hydrogen peroxide applied to the wound area. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. It is unknown if Accuzyme will be harmful to a fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Accuzyme (papain and urea) enzymatic debriding ointment Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Accuzyme in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur, such as mild stinging or burning of the skin where the medicine is applied.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
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Accuzyme FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
ACCUZYME (papain and urea) Ointment is generally well-tolerated and non-irritating. A transient "burning" sensation may be experienced by a small percentage of patients upon applying ACCUZYME (papain and urea) Ointment. Occasionally, the profuse exudate from enzymatic digestion may irritate the skin. In such cases, more frequent dressing changes will alleviate discomfort until exudate decreases.
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