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- 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 when taken by mouth to reduce redness and swelling following surgery or injury, and when applied directly to the skin for burns.
Not enough is known about the safety of chymotrypsin for its other uses.
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.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of chymotrypsin during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
- 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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