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Santyl ointment treats severe burns or skin ulcers in adults. Santyl helps remove dead skin tissue and aid in wound healing.
Santyl ointment is for use on the skin only. It is usually applied once daily or as directed by your doctor. If the dressing becomes soiled, collagenase may be applied more frequently.
To apply Santyl ointment, wash your hands first. Clean the area as directed by your doctor, cleaning solutions such as hydrogen peroxide, normal saline, or Dakin's solution may be used. If your doctor has directed you to use an antibiotic powder, apply it first before applying this medication. Use a wooden spatula or a gauze pad to apply the Santyl ointment directly to the affected area. Bandage securely. If you need clarification about how to clean the affected area or apply this medication, consult your doctor.
Avoid applying near the eyes. Be careful to apply the ointment only within the affected area. Wash hands thoroughly after applying the ointment.
Before using Santyl ointment, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history and if you are allergic to it or have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when needed. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Santyl ointment may cause serious side effects, including:
Get medical help immediately if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of Santyl include:
These are not all the possible side effects of Santyl. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
How should you store Santyl ointment?
Keep Santyl ointment away from children and pets. Store at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not freeze it, and do not store it in the bathroom.
How should you discard Santyl ointment?
Do not flush Santyl ointment down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
What are the possible side effects of Santyl ointment?
Temporary redness/irritation may also occur in the skin around the affected area.