papain/urea/chlorophyllin - topical, Allanfil, Panafil, Papfyll


BRAND NAME(S): Allanfil, Panafil, Papfyll

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USES: This combination of drugs is used to treat skin wounds. Papain loosens dead tissue so it can be removed from the wound (called debridement), helping to clean the wound and allowing healing to occur. Urea helps the papain to work better. Chlorophyllin helps the growth of healthy skin, lessens the swelling, and reduces wound odors.

HOW TO USE: Follow all instructions for proper wound care and the use of this product. Consult your doctor, podiatrist, nurse, or pharmacist for more details.Apply this product directly to the treated wound with each dressing change, usually 1 to 2 times a day or as directed by your doctor or podiatrist. Avoid cleansing with hydrogen peroxide. The papain in this product may become less effective if combined with hydrogen peroxide. This product is for use on the skin only. Avoid getting this product in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If this occurs, flush with plenty of water. If irritation occurs, contact your doctor immediately.This product comes in many different forms. If you are using a spray or foam, some bottles need to be shaken before using, and some need to be primed (prepared before use) by spraying into the air a certain number of times. Check the label of your product for any special instructions. If you have questions about how to use your product, ask your pharmacist.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens or if you notice increasing redness/tenderness of the skin around the wound.

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