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General Information on Chymotrypsin Alfa

Generic Name : Chymotrypsin Alfa

Pronunciation : chy·mo·tryp·sin AL fa

Latest prescription information about Chymotrypsin Alfa. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y53.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Digestive Enzymes

Trade Names/Brand Names of Chymotrypsin Alfa

India : 

International : 

Catarase

Why is Chymotrypsin Alfa Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication 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.

When should Chymotrypsin Alfa not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver, kidney impairment, peptic ulcer, high vitreous pressure, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Chymotrypsin Alfa?

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.

How should Chymotrypsin Alfa be taken?

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.

What are the warnings and precautions for Chymotrypsin Alfa?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood clot problem, severe liver or kidney disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Chymotrypsin Alfa?

   IM : Occasionally, severe allergic reactions.
   Eye : Increased eye pressure, eye swelling and eye inflammation.

What are the other precautions for Chymotrypsin Alfa?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Chymotrypsin Alfa?

Store it in refrigerator and in an airtight container. Keep away from light and moisture.

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