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Papain

 

Composition

Each tablet contains:

Papain pure equivalent to proteolytic enzymes from Carica papaya 10,000 units.

 

Presentation

Light blue, biconvex, round tablets, 8mm in diameter with a single score-line on one side and marked KOTRA logo on the other side.

 

Indications

In conjunction with other physical or chemotherapeutic measures for treatment of oedema and inflammation.

 

Dosage and administration

For oral administration only.

For adults: 2 tablets 4 times daily one day before surgery followed by 4 times daily for about 5 days.

 

Contraindications

Contraindicated in patients with blood clotting disease or in patients with generalised or systemic infections. Concomitant use with anticoagulant.

 

Side effects

Urticaria, pruritus, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea have been observed following administration of papain and sensitisation may occur.

 

Precautions

It should be given with caution in pregnancy or in person with renal or hepatic disease.

 

Storage

Keep container well closed. Store below 30C. Protect from light.

 

Package quantities

Available in plastic container of 1000's tablets and blister packs of 10's x 100 & 10 x 10's.

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