fibrinolysin w/dnase-topical ointment, Elase

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fibrinolysin w/dnase-topical ointment, Elase

GENERIC NAME: FIBRINOLYSIN W/DNASE - TOPICAL OINTMENT (fie-brin-oh-LIE-sin WITH DEE-naze)

BRAND NAME(S): Elase

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This medication breaks up and helps remove dead skin and tissue to encourage healing of wounds. It is used to promote healing of wounds such as burns, ulcers, surgical wounds, circumcision or episiotomy.

HOW TO USE: This medication is for topical or vaginal use only. To apply to the skin, first clean the wound as directed and gently dry the area. Apply a thin layer of ointment and cover the area with gauze or a bandage as recommended. Change the bandage 1 to 3 times a day as directed. For maximal effects, the wound must be cleaned before applying new ointment. For vaginal use, insert the prescribed amount of ointment deep into the vagina once a night as directed. Do not apply this in large amounts or use this more often than directed. Wash hands well after applying the ointment.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects from this medication are minimal if it is used as directed. This medication may temporarily cause redness of the area. If this continues or becomes bothersome, inform your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: 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.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

NOTES: If the condition for which this was prescribed does not improve or becomes worse after a few days, consult your doctor.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double-up on the dose in order to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.

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CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

Reviewed on 3/2/2005
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