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Balsam peru/ castor oil/ trypsin ointment

Generic Name: balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin (BAL-sum pe-ROO/KAS-tor oil/TRIP-sin)
Brand Name: Xenaderm

Balsam peru/ castor oil/ trypsin ointment is used for:

Treating skin wounds and promoting wound healing.

Balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment is a wound agent. It works by stimulating blood vessel activity and removal of unhealthy tissue. The castor oil works as a lubricant to protect the tissue.

Do NOT use balsam peru/ castor oil/ trypsin ointment if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using balsam peru/ castor oil/ trypsin ointment:

Some medical conditions may interact with balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a wound that contains a certain type of fresh blood clot

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment. Because little, if any, of balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use balsam peru/ castor oil/ trypsin ointment:

Use balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Clean the wound before applying balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment.
  • Apply a thin film of balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment to the affected area. The wound may be left unbandaged or an appropriate dressing may be applied as directed by your doctor.
  • To remove, wash gently with water.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • Balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment is for external use only. Avoid getting balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment in the eyes, nostrils, or mouth.
  • If you miss a dose of balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment.

Important safety information:

  • Balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment may cause harm if it is swallowed. If you may have taken it by mouth, contact your poison control center or emergency room right away.
  • It may take several days for balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment to work. Do not stop using balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment without checking with your doctor.
  • If your wound does not improve or becomes worse, check with your doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment while you are pregnant. It is not known if balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of balsam peru/ castor oil/ trypsin ointment:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Temporary stinging.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment:

Store balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Do not store above 120 degrees F (49 degrees C). Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not puncture, break, or burn the canister even if it appears to be empty. Keep balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin ointment.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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