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balsam Peru, castor oil, and trypsin (topical) (cont.)

What should I discuss with my health care provider before using balsam Peru, castor oil, and trypsin?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to balsam Peru, castor oil, and trypsin.

This medication is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use 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.

Wash your hands before and after applying this medicine.

Apply a thin layer of medication to the wound. Balsam Peru, castor oil, and trypsin is usually applied at least twice daily. Follow your doctor's instructions.

After applying the medication, you may cover the wound with a bandage dressing, or leave the wound open to the air. Your doctor will tell you whether you should cover the wound or not.

If you need to remove this medication, wash it off with water and mild soap.

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

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

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not allow the medicine to freeze.

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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