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Balsam peru/ castor oil/ trypsin spray

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

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

Treating skin wounds and promoting wound healing.

Balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray 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 spray if:

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

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 spray:

Some medical conditions may interact with balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray. 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 spray. Because little, if any, of balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray 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 spray 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 spray:

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

  • Shake well before each use.
  • Clean the wound before applying balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray.
  • Hold the can upright about 12 inches from the area to be treated. Spray to cover the area quickly. The area may be left uncovered. It also can be covered with a dressing if your doctor directs you to do so.
  • To remove, wash gently with water.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • Balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray is for external use only. Avoid spraying in the eyes, nostrils, or mouth.
  • If you miss a dose of balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray, 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 spray.

Important safety information:

  • Balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray 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 spray to work. Do not stop using balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray 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 spray while you are pregnant. It is not known if balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

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

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 spray may be harmful if swallowed.

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

Store balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray 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 puncture, break, or burn the canister even if it appears to be empty. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin spray 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 spray 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 spray. 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 spray. 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 spray.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
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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