Trypsin is a protein-breaking enzyme supplement that is believed to accelerate wound healing. Naturally, these enzymes are found in the digestive tract to aid in the digestive process.

As a supplement, trypsin is also believed to be used to treat canker sores and relieve osteoarthritis complaints. However, further research is still needed to ensure its effectiveness.

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What is Trypsin

Group Prescription drugs
Category Proteolytic enzyme supplements
Benefits Believed to accelerate wound healing
Consumed by Adults
Trypsin for pregnant and lactating women Category N: Not yet categorized.

Trypsin is not yet known to be absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without first consulting your doctor.

Drug form Oral, topical (spray, gel, ointment)

 Warnings Before Using Trypsin

Trypsin should not be used indiscriminately. There are several things you should pay attention to before using trypsin, namely:

  • Do not use trypsin if you are allergic to this medicine. Tell your doctor about any allergies you have.
  • Do not apply topical trypsin to bruises, eyes, mouth, or nostrils.
  • Consult a doctor about the use of trypsin supplements if you suffer from  cystic fibrosis .
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are using certain medications, supplements, or herbal products.
  • See a doctor immediately if you experience an allergic reaction, overdose, or serious side effects after using trypsin.

Doses and Rules for Use of Trypsin

The exact dose of trypsin is not yet known. One of the products containing 48 mg of trypsin, 100 mg of rutin, and 90 mg of bromelain is used to help the treatment of osteoarthritis with a dose of 2 tablets 3 times a day.

In addition, trypsin can also be found in Peruvian balsam and castor oil products that are often used to treat wounds. This product is applied to the skin (topical) 2 times a day.

To be safer, discuss with the doctor about the product and duration of treatment that suits your condition.

How to Use Trypsin Correctly

Always follow your doctor 's advice and read the instructions on the medicine package before using trypsin.

Clean the wound area and wash your hands before applying topical trypsin. Apply a thin layer of trypsin gel or ointment to the wound area. Use the medicine regularly so that the treatment is maximal.

Always wash your hands with running water before and after applying the medicine. Rinse with water if the medicine touches uninjured skin.

Store trypsin at room temperature, in a dry place, and away from direct sunlight. Trypsin spray is flammable. So, keep the medicine away from fire or high temperatures, and keep this medicine out of the reach of children.

Interactions of Trypsin with Other Drugs

The use of trypsin with drugs or products containing silver nitrate can reduce the effect of trypsin. To be on the safe side, tell your doctor if you plan to use trypsin in conjunction with supplements, herbal products, or any medication.

Side Effects and Dangers of Trypsin

The side effects of oral trypsin are not known for certain. However, for the use of topical trypsin, side effects that may occur are skin irritation or burning and stinging in the skin area where the product is applied. Check with your doctor if the side effects do not subside or get worse.

You should see a doctor immediately if you experience an allergic reaction . In addition, the use of topical trypsin for wounds can sometimes actually make the wound more open, thus increasing the risk of infection and even sepsis .

Go to the doctor immediately if signs of infection appear, such as fever , chills, dizziness, rapid breathing, or the skin becomes red and feels warm.

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