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Xenaderm is a topical medicine (applied directly on the skin) used to promote healing of certain skin ulcers and wounds. Xenaderm contains 3 different ingredients that work together to treat your condition: balsam peru oil, castor oil, and trypsin.
How does this medication work?
Balsam peru oil works by improving blood flow to the wound site and by killing bacteria. Castor oil works by improving skin growth, thereby protecting the wound and reducing the pain. Trypsin works by removing unhealthy tissue.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: Xenaderm can promote healing, relieve pain, and may reduce odor associated with skin ulcers.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider’s directions. It is important that you use Xenaderm exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.
How do I know it is working?
You may see an improvement in your skin condition. This is a good indicator that the medicine is working.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
Common side effects may include: temporary stinging.
Do not use Xenaderm if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Xenaderm. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Adults: Apply a thin film twice a day, or as directed by your healthcare provider.
Use Xenaderm exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
Wounds may be left unbandaged or appropriate dressing applied. To remove, wash gently with appropriate cleanser.
Do not get Xenaderm in your eyes.
No significant interactions have been reported with Xenaderm at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
The effects of Xenaderm during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of Xenaderm, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.
Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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