What is Chymotrypsin Alfa used for?
Chymotrypsin Alfa is an anti-inflammatory enzyme, prescribed for abscesses, ulcers, surgery, or traumatic injuries and enzymatic zonulysis for intracapsular lens extraction. It helps in breakdown of proteins and polypeptides.
How should I take Chymotrypsin Alfa?
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.
How do I store Chymotrypsin Alfa?
Chymotrypsin Alfa is best stored in the refrigerator. To prevent drug damage, do not freeze. There may be different brands of Chymotrypsin Alfa that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Chymotrypsin Alfa down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Chymotrypsin Alfa?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Chymotrypsin Alfa or other medication.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood clot problem, severe liver or kidney disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Chymotrypsin Alfa during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Chymotrypsin Alfa.
What side effects can occur from Chymotrypsin Alfa?
IM: Occasionally, severe allergic reactions.
Eye: Increased eye pressure, eye swelling and eye inflammation.
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Chymotrypsin Alfa?
Chymotrypsin Alfa may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Chymotrypsin Alfa?
Chymotrypsin Alfa may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Chymotrypsin Alfa?
Chymotrypsin Alfa may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
Health conditions that may interact with this drug are:
- Severe liver
- Kidney impairment
- Peptic ulcer
- High vitreous pressure
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Chymotrypsin Alfa.
What is the dose of Chymotrypsin Alfa for an adult?
Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 1 to 2 lakh units USP, four times per day for 10 days.
Ophthalmic: IM- The recommended dose is 1-2 mL of a 1:5,000 diluted solution.
What is the dose of Chymotrypsin Alfa for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Chymotrypsin Alfa available?
Chymotrypsin Alfa is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Chymotrypsin Alfa, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: November 17, 2017 | Last Modified: November 17, 2017