Serratiopeptidase is a proteolytic enzyme used to treat pain and inflammation. It is also called Serrapeptase.
Uses of Serratiopeptidase
- Bony and joint pain (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia)
- Headache (migraine, tension headache)
- Inflammation of sinuses, pharynx and sinuses
- Ear infections (otitis media)
- Blood clot
- Postoperative wound or traumatic swelling
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- After dental extraction
- Chronic airway diseases (bronchitis)
- Ulcer and inflammation in the colon (ulcerative colitis)
- Blood clot (thrombophlebitis)
- Fibrocystic breast disease
Contraindications of Serratiopeptidase
When should one not use Serratiopeptidase
- Bleeding disorders
- Liver disorders
- Kidney damage
- Swelling due to the abscess
Side effects of Serratiopeptidase
Common side effects of this drug are:
- Allergic reactions- rash, fever
- Stomach ache
- Bleeding in patients of bleeding disorders
Precautions and Warnings of Serratiopeptidase
Can I take Serratiopeptidase during pregnancy?
The effect of Serratiopeptidase on the fetus is not known. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, your doctor will tell you about the use of this medicine after assessing the benefits over risks.
Can I take Serratiopeptidase while breastfeeding?
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding as no information is available on the use of Serratiopeptidase. If you are breastfeeding, your doctor will tell you about the use of this medicine after assessing the benefits over risks.
Can I drive if I have consumed Serratiopeptidase?
No information is available on the ability to drive or use machines. However, if you observe or experience any side effects, it is advised not to drive or use tools. Contact your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
Can I consume alcohol with Serratiopeptidase?
It is not safe to drink alcohol with this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are suffering from any bleeding disorder or taking any blood-thinning medicines
- You are allergic to any medicines
Mode of Action of Serratiopeptidase
How Does It Work?
It causes a breakdown of insoluble protein byproduct of blood coagulation known as fibrin.
Interactions of Serratiopeptidase
Interactions with other medicines
- Enoxaparin or Heparin
Interactions with food items
No information is available on interactions of Serratiopeptidase when taken with food, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.
Dietary Restrictions of Serratiopeptidase
No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking Serratiopeptidase, consult your doctor or pharmacist for details.
Dosage of Serratiopeptidase
Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dosage. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking this medicine?
- Tell your doctor if-
- You are suffering from any bleeding disorder
- You are taking any blood thinner medicines
- If you are allergic to any medicines
- Give a complete medical and surgical history
Q: Is this medicine addictive?
A: This medicine is not addictive.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)
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