Pronunciation: BAL sam pe ROO and KAS tor oil TOP i kal
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Balsam Peru and castor oil topical (for the skin) is a combination medicine used to treat skin wounds, bed sores, diabetic skin ulcers, and other skin conditions resulting from decreased blood flow or skin grafts.
This medicine helps reduce odor and creates a protective layer over skin wounds.
Balsam Peru and castor oil topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to balsam Peru, castor oil, or petroleum jelly (Vaseline).
Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not use balsam Peru and castor oil topical on a child without medical advice.
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.
Do not take by mouth. Topical medicine is for use only on the skin.
Apply a thin layer of medicine to the wound. Balsam Peru and castor oil is usually applied at least 2 times daily. Follow your doctor's instructions.
After applying the medicine, you may cover the wound with a bandage dressing, or leave the wound open to the air. Your doctor will tell you whether you should cover the wound or not.
If you need to remove the medicine, gently wash it off with water.
Call your doctor if the condition you are treating with this medicine does not improve, or if it gets worse while using this product.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not allow the medicine to freeze.
Apply the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not apply two doses at one time.
An overdose of balsam Peru and castor oil is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
Rinse with water if this medicine gets in your eyes.
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with balsam Peru and castor oil unless your doctor tells you to.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Common side effects may include:
- mild stinging or burning where the medicine is applied.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Medicine used on the skin is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Your pharmacist can provide more information about balsam Peru and castor oil topical.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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