Common questions

Is collagenase ointment over the counter?

Is collagenase ointment over the counter?

SANTYL Ointment is an FDA-approved prescription medicine that removes dead tissue from wounds so they can start to heal. Proper wound care management is important to help remove non-living tissue from your wound.

What is collagenase ointment used for?

COLLAGENASE (kohl LAH jen ace) is an enzyme that breaks down collagen in damaged tissue and helps healthy tissue to grow. It may help wounds heal faster.

Do you need a prescription for collagenase?

Santyl is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Dermal Ulcers.

How do you take collagenase?

You may apply collagenase topical directly to the wound, or apply it to a sterile gauze pad and then to the wound. Before applying collagenase topical, rinse the skin area several times with normal saline solution or other cleanser recommended by your doctor.

Is collagenase an antibiotic?

Collagenase is an enzyme. It works by helping to break up and remove dead skin and tissue. This effect may also help antibiotics to work better and speed up your body’s natural healing process.

What is mupirocin cream for?

Mupirocin is an antibiotic that prevents bacteria from growing on your skin. Mupirocin topical (for use on the skin) is used to treat skin infections such as impetigo (IM-pe-TYE-go) or a “Staph” infection of the skin.

What is mupirocin ointment used for?

How should collagenase Santyl be applied?

How often should Santyl be changed?

Collagenase SANTYL* Ointment should be applied once daily (or more frequently if the dressing becomes soiled, as from incontinence). Discontinue use of Collagenase SANTYL* Ointment when medically indicated and/or once debridement of necrotic tissue is complete and granulation tissue is well established.

How much Santyl do I put on a wound?

Your healthcare professional will show you how much SANTYL Ointment your wound needs. Apply the correct amount as instructed by your healthcare professional, SANTYL Ointment should be applied directly to the wound bed with the thickness of a nickel (approximately 2mm), whenever possible.

Do humans produce collagenase?

Human skin fibroblasts secrete collagenase as two proenzyme forms (57 and 52 kDa). Human endothelial cells as well as fibroblasts from human colon, cornea, gingiva, and lung also secrete collagenase in two forms indistinguishable from those of the skin fibroblast enzyme.