Description of the medicine: Caripazin (Caripazinum)
The sum of proteolytic enzymes obtained from dried milky sap of melon tree, or papaya (Carisa raraua L.), fam. papaevs (Saricaseae).
Lyophilized powder, white or yellow, or porous mass.
Easily soluble in water.
It contains enzymes: papain, chymopapain (A and B), peptidases (A and B).
Proteolytic activity is expressed in units of action (PE). 1 mg of the drug contains at least 3, 5 PE.
Caripazine breaks down necrotic tissue, liquefies a viscous secret, exudate. Close in action to trypsin and chymotrypsin.
Used for burns (IIIa degree) to accelerate the rejection of scabs and to cleanse granulating wounds from purulent-necrotic masses.
Apply topically in the form of 0.5%; 1% or 2% solution (depending on the thickness of the scab). The solution is prepared immediately before use on a 0.5% solution of novocaine or isotonic sodium chloride solution. A cloth moistened with the drug is applied to the burn surface, covered with a moisture-proof dressing, which is changed 1 time per day or 1 time in 2 days, while removing exfoliated necrotic tissue. The course of treatment is from 4 to 12 days.
When using caripazine, allergic reactions are possible. In these cases, desensitizing therapy is performed.
Release form: on 100 mg (350 PE) in hermetically closed bottles.
Storage: in a dry, dark place at a temperature of no higher than +4 C.