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Balsam Peru, Castor Oil, Trypsin Topical solution, spray
Generic Name: balsam peru topical
What is this medicine?CASTOR OIL; PERU BALSAM; TRYPSIN (KAS tor oil; puh ROO BAWL suhm; TRIP sin) is used to promote healing and treat certain types of skin ulcers and wounds.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
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 balsam peru, castor oil, trypsin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. Shake well before use. Hold the canister about 12 inches away from the affected area and spray quickly. Do not use too much. The wound may be left uncovered or bandaged as directed by your doctor or health care professional. Do not get in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. Do not use this medicine more often than directed. Do not stop using this medicine except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
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 may interact with this medicine?Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- other skin products especially silver sulfadiazine
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?This medicine may cause temporary stinging when used on sensitive skin.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- unusual bleeding or redness of wound
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- stinging at area of application
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature. Do not puncture or store above 48 degrees C (120 degrees F). This product is flammable. Avoid exposure to heat, fire, flame, and smoking. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.