What is Alphachymotrypsin?
Chymotrypsin is a proteolytic enzyme that is absorbed by activating chymotrypsinogen extracted from bovine pancreas which has been used in ophthalmology during the zonule surgery of the lens, thereby facilitating surgery to remove the lens in the bag and reduce trauma. for eyes. The drug has also been used to fight inflammation as in the treatment of soft tissue inflammation and edema.
The drug structure Alphachymotrypsin
• Active ingredient: Chymotrypsin 4200 USP units.
• Excipients: Lactose, wheat starch, white sugar, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, talc, magnesium stearate, peppermint oil just enough 1 tablet.
Alpha Chymotrypsin has the following forms and levels:
• Solution: chymotrypsin 4200 IU
• Granular solution;
• Injection solution;
• Chewable tablets.
Pharmacodynamics of the drug Alphachymotrypsin
Alpha - Chymotrypsin is a protein hydrolytic enzyme with a selective catalyst effect on peptide bonds adjacent to aromatic amino acids. This enzyme is used in ophthalmology to dissolve the fragile ligament of the vitreous suspension, which helps to easily remove opaque ophthalmic nodules and reduce eye injuries. The enzyme does not resolve cases of contact between the lens and other eye structures.
Chymotrypsin is also used to reduce inflammation and soft tissue edema due to abscesses and ulcers, or trauma, after surgery.
Pharmacokinetics of the drug Alphachymotrypsin
Chymotrypsin is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and partially decomposed here. Chymotrypsin sublingual is more effective than oral.
Drug interaction Alphachymotrypsin
Drug interactions can change the effectiveness of the drug or increase your risk of serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions.
Keep a list of all the products you are using (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) and tell your doctor or pharmacist. Do not start, stop taking or change the dosage of any medicine without your doctor's approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with alpha chymotrypsin?
Certain medicines should not be taken with meals or at the same time as certain foods because of the possible interaction. Alcohol and tobacco may also interact with certain drugs. Consult your health professional about taking medication with food, alcohol and tobacco.
What health conditions affect alpha chymotrypsin?
Your medical condition may affect the use of this medicine. Tell your doctor if you have any health problems.
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