Generic Name: collagenase, Topical ointment

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Highlights for collagenase

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COLLAGENASE (kohl LAH jen ace) is an enzyme that breaks down collagen in damaged tissue and helps healthy tissue to grow. It may help wounds heal faster.
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This drug also comes in other forms, including Parenteral Solution
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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collagenase Side Effects

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • breathing problems
  • skin rash or hives

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • redness at the application site
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collagenase May Interact with Other Medications

Topical ointment

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • aluminum acetate, Burow's solution
  • povidone iodine
  • silver nitrate
  • silver sulfadiazine
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use collagenase

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This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Wash the wound as directed by your health care professional. Do not scrub. If you are applying a topical antibiotic to the wound, apply the antibiotic before this medicine. Do not touch the tip of the ointment tube with any surface, especially your fingers or the wound. Try to only get the ointment on the wound itself. If some gets on normal skin, wipe away with a sterile gauze pad. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to collagenase, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. If your wound begins to look worse, smell bad, has colored discharge or more discharge, or increases in size, contact your health care professional. You may have an infection or need a change in your treatment.

If you develop a fever, chills, low blood pressure, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, or confusion, contact your health care professional immediately. You may have an infection of your blood.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store below 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.

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How Much Does collagenase Cost?

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