What is serratiopeptidase?
Serratiopeptidase is a medicine of biological origin, which comes from the proteolytic enzyme isolated and synthesized from bacteria present in the intestinal wall of the silkworm, which has properties as an anti-inflammatory and fibrinolytic agent with an effect on various conditions in the body.
What is serratiopeptidase used for?
- Thanks to its great therapeutic properties, serratiopeptidase safely interrupts inflammation , in addition to dissolving necrotic tissue regardless of its location.
- It is used to treat:
- Inflammation and mucopurulent discharge from otorhinolaryngology infections.
- Inflammation and seropurulent exudate in pulmonology.
- Swelling, inflammatory exudate and edema.
- Hematoma resorption in surgery, traumatology and orthopedics.
- Inflammatory processes in gynecological surgery.
Dosage and routes of administration of serratiopeptidase
The presentation of serratiopeptidase is usually in capsules, containing 5 or 10 mg serratiopeptidase. The administration of this medication is orally and the dosage as a reference can be as follows:
- Children from 5 to 12 years of age: 1 capsule of 5 mg, 3 times a day.
- Children over 12 years of age and adults: 2 capsules of 5 mg, 3 times a day or 1 capsule of 10 mg, every 8 hours.
What products contain serratiopeptidase?
Some of the medicines that contain serratiopeptidase are:
- Damizen® is the trademark of a drug that uses serratiopeptidase as the active substance.
- It is used to treat various inflammatory processes in the body.
- Danzen® is a medicine that uses the isolated proteolytic enzyme present in the intestinal wall of the silkworm called serratiopeptidase.
- It is used to mitigate the symptoms of different inflammatory processes in the body.
- For more information about this medicine, see Danzen: What is it and what is it for? .
Serratiopeptidase Side Effects
Data from clinical studies indicate that treatment with serratiopeptidase may cause some of the following adverse effects in a certain patient population:
- Possible allergic reactions due to patient contact with any component of the formula.
- Anorexia and nausea.
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.
- Liver dysfunction or jaundice .
Important: If during treatment with serratiopeptidase the patient manifests some of these symptoms or another not described, please discontinue use and consult your doctor .
Contraindications and Warnings of Serratiopeptidase
The use of serratiopeptidase is contraindicated in the following circumstances:
- Hypersensitivity of the patient to any of the components of the drug.
- Patients with blood dyscrasias.
- People with hypoprothrombinemia.
- In cases of yellow degradation of the liver and acute pancreatitis.
- During the period of pregnancy or breastfeeding without medical approval.
You should know: The patient must provide all the information about his health history to his doctor, before starting treatment with this medication.
Avoid if you have:
- History of hypersensitivity to the components of the drug.
- Alterations in blood coagulation.
- Renal and/or hepatic alterations.
- Pharmaceutical products such as serratiopeptidase, must be administered with prescription or prescription.
- Follow your doctor’s instructions during treatment with this medicine.
- Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- Keep this product out of the reach of children.