Chymoral drug - Dose | Warnings | Side Effects
This article was medically reviewed by M.Pharm, Marko Tanaskovic on August 12, 2018. To read more about an author, click here.
Chymoral is the enzyme composition comprising a purified mixture of proteolytic enzymes trypsin and chymotrypsin. Chymoral has anti-inflammatory, anti-exudative (reduces swelling) and mucolytic (breaks down bronchial secretion) effects. During the inflammatory process, in tissue is hampered blood circulation and lymph flow. The trypsin and chymotrypsin, with their proteolytic activity at the site of the pathological process, tear a long polypeptide chains in less suitable for resorption. Disappearance of the edema, exudate and hematoma, leads to normalizing of locally disturbed blood circulation and lymph flow. Chymoral is used as adjunctive therapy in various fields of medicine:
- In traumatology and surgery is applied when the patient is necessary to prevent the occurrence or accelerate resorption of edema and hematoma,
- To accelerate the treatment of inflammatory processes (eg, upper respiratory tract infections: reducing the viscosity of bronchial secretions and facilitates its expectorant).
Warning and precautions
Warn your doctor if you are taking other medications, have a chronic disease, a metabolic disorder, or if you are hypersensitive to medicines or have had allergic reactions to some of them. Do not take Chymoral if you are hypersensitive to the constituent components of the medicine. In the case of bacterial infection, the proven or suspected (e.g., septicemia, severe generalized or localized - local infection), the Chymoral can applied only with appropriate antibiotic therapy. Although there is no compelling evidence that the composition made in this way affect the blood coagulation process, however, it should be applied cautiously in patients with blood coagulation disorders, in cases of severe liver damage and/or kidney disease and in individuals who have a history of recorded allergic reactions to medicines and/or foods.
Use with food and drinks
The Chymoral should be taken only on an empty stomach or 1 hour before a meal.
Chymoral in Pregnanacy and lactation
Before you start taking any medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Safety of Chymoral has not been established in pregnant women.
Dosage and administration
Oral use (1 tablet contains 100 000 Armour's units (Ai) of the proteolytic enzymes mixture)
- Two gastroresistant tablets 3 times per day. When improvement is reached, the dose can be reduced to two gastroresistant tablets 2 times per day.
Children from 5 to 12 years:
- 1 gastroresistant tablets 3 times per day. The recommended dose is given preventively 48 hours before surgery.
After surgery, it is neccessary to continue the application of Chymoral. The preparation should be taken only on an empty stomach or 1 hour before a meal. Enteric tablets should not suck or chew, but swallow it whole. The use of gastroresistant tablets Chymoral not exclude the concomitant use of other medicines (e.g., antibiotics, etc.).
Driving and using machines
The medicine does not affect on ability to drive and use machines.
Use with other medicines (Interactions)
There are no known clinically significant interactions.
Very rarely there may be gastrointestinal upset and allergic manifestations. There are described the rare cases of hematuria, mild rash on the skin, hives, or itching. In these cases it is recommended to stop using Chymoral.
If you apply more than the prescribed dose is, consult your doctor or pharmacist! If you apply more medication than you should, contact your doctor or nearest hospital for help. Take medicine box with you, as this will facilitate its identification.
If you forget to take the medicine
If you forget to take medication, do not use double dose later. Simply continue to use the medicine according to the usual schedule. If you missed medication applied, please do so as soon as possible, and then proceed with its application to the usual schedule and suitably.
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