What can you use instead of Santyl?

What can you use instead of Santyl?

What can you use instead of Santyl?

While Santyl is the only enzymatic debriding ointment available, other topical agents, such as Iodosorb, Oakin, and Mesalt, can promote debridement in the wound bed as well.

Is Santyl ointment expensive?

The cost for Santyl topical ointment (250 units/g) is around $282 for a supply of 30 grams, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans.

Do you need a prescription for Santyl ointment?

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

Is there a generic brand for Santyl?


What does Santyl do for wounds?

This product is used to help the healing of burns and skin ulcers. 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.

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.

Should Santyl be refrigerated?

Do not refrigerate SANTYL Ointment or expose it to heat. Store SANTYL Ointment at room temperature (no higher than 25°C or 77°F). As with all medications, keep out of the reach of children.

How long can you leave medihoney on a wound?

All of the Medihoney™ products are licensed to remain on the wound for a 7-day period. The frequency of dressing changes, however, will depend on how rapidly the honey is diluted by the wound fluid and may require daily changes in the initial stages of wound healing.

Can Santyl be used on open wounds?

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

Can Santyl cause sepsis?

temporary redness or irritation in the skin around the affected area. Treatment of burns and skin ulcers by breaking up and removing dead skin and tissue may infrequently increase the risk for serious infection (sepsis) and may be a side effect of Santyl.