Pap-Urea Side Effects
Generic Name: papain / urea topical
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug papain / urea topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Pap-Urea.
For the Consumer
Applies to papain / urea topical: foam, spray, spray emulsion
Other dosage forms:
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking papain / urea topical:
Mild skin irritation; temporary burning sensation.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); severe or persistent skin irritation.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to papain / urea topical: topical foam, topical ointment, topical spray
Skin irritation is rarely caused by the exudate resulting from the enzymatic digestion. More frequent dressing changes may alleviate this discomfort until the exudate decreases.[Ref]
Local side effects have rarely included a transient burning sensation and skin irritation.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Ethezyme (papain-urea topical)." Ethex Corporation, Saint Louis, MO.
2. "Product Information. Accuzyme (papain-urea topical)." Healthpoint, Fort Worth, TX.
It is possible that some side effects of Pap-Urea may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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