In this Article
- What other names is Chymotrypsin known by?
- What is Chymotrypsin?
- How does Chymotrypsin work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Chymotrypsin.
It also seems to be safe for most people to apply directly to the skin.
Rarely, chymotrypsin might cause an allergic reaction when taken by mouth. Symptoms include itching, shortness of breath, swelling of the lips or throat, shock, loss of consciousness, and death.
Do not use chymotrypsin if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- To reduce tissue damage in burn patients: a 6:1 ratio (trypsin:chymotrypsin), in a combined amount of 200,000 units USP four times daily for ten days.
- Healthcare providers inject a solution of chymotrypsin into the eyes as part of cataract surgery.
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