Generic Name: trypsin, balsam peru, castor oil
Dosage Form: ointment
Medically reviewed on July 3, 2017
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Vasolex Ointment Description
Each gram of VASOLEX™ OINTMENT contains: ACTIVES: Trypsin USP NLT 90 USP units, Balsam Peru 87.0mg and Castor Oil USP 788.0mg in an ointment base of: INACTIVES: Glyceryl Monostearate, Glycine, L-Proline, Taurine and White Petrolatum.
Trypsin promotes debridement of eschar and other necrotic tissue. It appears that in many instances, removal of wound debris strengthens humoral defense mechanisms sufficiently to retard proliferation of local pathogens. Balsam Peru is an effective capillary bed stimulant used to increase circulation in the wound site area. Also, Balsam Peru has a mildly bactericidal action. Castor Oil improves epithelialization by reducing premature epithelial desiccation and cornification. Also, it can act as a protective covering and aids in the reduction of pain.
VASOLEX™ OINTMENT is used to promote wound healing and the treatment of decubitus ulcers, varicose ulcers and dehiscent wounds.
VASOLEX™ OINTMENT is easy to apply and quickly reduces odors frequently accompanying a decubitus ulcer. The wound may be left open or appropriate dressing applied. Please note that wounds generally heal poorly in the presence of hemoglobin or zinc deficiency. VASOLEX™ OINTMENT can relieve pain and promote healing.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Do not apply to fresh arterial clots. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep this and all other medications out of reach of children. Keep tightly closed. Use only as directed by a physician. When applied to a sensitive area, a temporary stinging may occur.
Apply a thin film of VASOLEX™ OINTMENT topically a minimum of twice daily or as often as necessary. Wound may be left unbandaged or appropriate dressing can be applied. To remove, wash gently with an appropriate wound cleanser.
How is Vasolex Ointment Supplied
VASOLEX™ OINTMENT (Trypsin USP, Balsam Peru, Castor Oil USP) is supplied as follows:
|30 GRAM TUBE||58980-790-11|
|60 GRAM TUBE||58980-790-21|
|5 GRAM PACKETTE × 60||58980-790-50|
Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F), excursions permitted between 15°C and 30°C (between 59°F and 86°F). Brief exposure to temperatures up to 40°C (104°F) may be tolerated provided the mean kinetic temperature does not exceed 25°C (77°F), however, such exposure should be minimized. Protect from freezing.
Sonar Products, Inc.
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
Stratus Pharmaceuticals Inc.
12379 Southwest 130th Street
Miami, Florida 33186
©2006 Stratus Pharmaceuticals Inc.
PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 30 g Tube Box
Net Wt. 30 grams
(Trypsin USP, Balsam Peru, Castor Oil USP)
Manufactured for Stratus Pharmaceuticals Inc., 12379 SW 130th Street, Miami, Florida 33186
trypsin, castor oil, and balsam peru ointment
|Labeler - Stratus Pharmacuticals (789001641)|
|Registrant - Sonar Products, Inc (104283945)|
|Sonar Products, Inc||104283945||MANUFACTURE(58980-790), LABEL(58980-790)|
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- Drug class: topical debriding agents