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Brand Names: Allanderm-T, Granul-Derm, Granulex, Optase, Revina NLT, TBC, Trypsin, Vasolex, Xenaderm

Generic Name: balsam Peru, castor oil, and trypsin topical (Pronunciation: BAL sum pe ROO, KAS tur oyl, TRIP sin TOP i kal)

What is balsam Peru, castor oil, and trypsin (Allanderm-T, Granul-Derm, Granulex, Optase, Revina NLT, TBC, Trypsin, Vasolex, Xenaderm)?

Balsam Peru increases blood flow to a wound area, and also helps fight bacteria.

Castor oil prevents skin cells from breaking down, which aids in wound healing.

Trypsin helps shed damaged skin cells.

The combination of balsam Peru, castor oil, and trypsin topical (for the skin) is used to treat bed sores and other skin ulcers. This medication can help promote healing and relieve pain caused by these conditions.

Balsam Peru, castor oil, and trypsin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of balsam Peru, castor oil, and trypsin?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Treating a skin wound may increase your risk of developing an infection in your blood. Call your doctor at once if you have any signs of infection, such as:

  • fever or chills;
  • rapid breathing, gasping for breath;
  • fast heart rate;
  • warmth under your skin; or
  • unusual weakness.

Less serious side effects are more likely, such as mild stinging or burning where the medicine is applied.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about balsam Peru, castor oil, and trypsin?

Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Some forms of this medication are flammable. Do not use near open flame or while you are smoking. Avoid inhaling the spray.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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