Bromelain, is an enzyme that is extracted from pineapple juice and is used as medicine. This enzyme is protein digesting and can thus affect the blood and the body, and not only the organs like the intestines. It can be used as a nasal decongestant for inflammation of the sinuses, hay fever.
It can also be used for inducing muscle contractions, muscle relaxation, slowing clotting and for pulmonary edema.
Bromelain is usually taken between meals, so as to prevent it from meddling with the digestive system. It is important that you stop taking Bromelain about two weeks before any surgery as it can potentially cause more bleeding.
If you are allergic to pineapple, wheat, latex, carrot, etc, there is a chance that you may be allergic to Bromelain too. Bromelain may interact with certain antibiotics and anticoagulants, and therefore it is important that you alert your doctor to all the medication you’re under.
Some of the side effects of Bromelain include some stomach and intestinal comfort as well as diarrhea. If you develop hives or severe itching while taking this medicine, discontinue it immediately.
The most common use of this medication is:
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Bromelain as ingredient
Bromelain is a protease enzyme derived from the stems of pineapples. It selectively inhibits proinflammatory prostaglandin biosynthesis, is an analgesic, and displays anticancerous and pro-apoptotic properties. It is also considered to be a food supplement.
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Rutoside-Drug Information Portal [Internet].druginfo.nlm.nih.gov 2022 [Cited 10 June 2022].Available from:https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/rutoside
Rutoside-DrugBank Online [Internet].go.drugbank.com 2022 [Cited 10 June 2022].Available from:https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB01698
Trypsin tablet,solution-DailyMed [Internet].dailymed.nlm.nih.gov 2022 [Cited 10 June 2022].Available from:https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/search.cfm?labeltype=all&query=trypsin
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