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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Proteolytic enzyme

Chemical Name

A purified proteolytic substance derived from Carica papayaLinné

Foreign Name

  • Papain (German)

Generic Names

  • Papainase (IS)
  • Papain (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names

  • Digenorm (Papain and Pancreatin)
    Pharaonia, Egypt
  • Eurolase
    Europharm, Hong Kong
  • Papain Biopharmi
    Biopharmi, Georgia
  • Papenzima
    Laboratorio Pfizer de Chile, Chile
  • Papinflam
    Laboratorios Garden House Chile, Chile
  • Solustres (Papain and Tetracycline)
    Finadiet, Argentina
  • V-Zyme (Papain and Taka-Diastase)
    Madhav BioTech, India
  • Wobe-Mugos (Papain and Trypsin, + Chymotrypsin)
    Romsa, Mexico


ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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