SANTYL Ointment is an FDA-approved prescription medicine that removes dead tissue from wounds so they can start to heal.
Your healthcare professional will show you how much SANTYL Ointment your wound needs. Apply the correct amount as instructed by your healthcare professional, usually at the thickness of a nickel.
A small number of patients may experience temporary redness when they apply the ointment, especially if the medicine comes into contact with skin around the wound. If a large amount of fluid or wound material builds up, you may have irritation. If this happens, talk to your healthcare professional. He or she may tell you to change your wound dressing more frequently until the amount of wound material or drainage decreases. Let your healthcare professional know right away if you experience any ongoing side effects. You should report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Call 1-800-FDA-1088 or visit www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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.
Ask your healthcare professional or pharmacist right away if you have any other questions or need additional information about SANTYL Ointment. It is also a good idea to read the product packaging every time you get a refill, to remind you of the right way to use the medicine.
Important Safety Information:Occasional slight temporary redness has been noted in surrounding tissue when applied outside the wound. One case of an allergic reaction has been reported after 1 year of treatment with collagenase and steroid cream. Use of SANTYL Ointment should be stopped when debridement is complete and granulation tissue is well established.