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Overdosage
Contraindications

OVERDOSE

Acute toxicity determinations in animals have not been possible since the maximum dose that could be given orally produced no toxic reaction. In chronic feeding tests rats developed swollen salivary glands. This is believed due to the proteolytic activity and the mucosal irritation caused by tissue digestion.

No acute toxic reactions have been reported.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Should not be used in patients hypersensitive to pork protein.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/9/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Overdosage
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