Santyl(COLLAGENASE) breaks up and helps remove dead skin and tissue to promote healing. It is used to aid healing of burns and skin ulcers.
Santyl(COLLAGENASE) Ointment is for use on the skin only. To apply, first clean the area as directed. If an antibiotic ointment is prescribed, apply it next as directed. Then, using a wooden spatula for deep wounds or a gauze pad for shallow wounds, apply the ointment directly to the affected area and bandage securely. Avoid use near the eyes and be careful not to get the ointment outside the affected area. Wash hands thoroughly after applying the ointment.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Santyl(COLLAGENASE) is generally well tolerated when used as directed. Redness or irritation may occur to surrounding skin. If this continues or becomes bothersome, inform your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open. Do not store this ointment above 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician,pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your
healthcare professional before taking the product.
Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may use, especially of: other skin products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.