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Background and Date of Approval

Proteolytic enzymes are medically approved to treat inflammation, swelling, sports injuries, osteoarthritis, autoimmune disorders, sinusitis and respiratory infections, digestive disorders, edema, wound healing, fibrosis, cardiovascular health.

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Proteolytic enzymes, also known as proteases, can cleave and degrade these inflammatory mediators, which helps to reduce the intensity and duration of the inflammatory response. By breaking down proteins, they inhibit the activation of certain inflammatory pathways, thus modulating the immune response.

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This medication has anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce swelling and inflammation associated with injuries, surgeries, or inflammatory conditions like arthritis and tendonitis. It may be used in the management of autoimmune conditions. Proteolytic enzymes may help in reducing inflammation and breaking down mucus in the respiratory tract, potentially aiding in the management of sinusitis and respiratory infections.

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Proteolytic enzymes are available as 14’s tablets which can be consumed orally. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition.

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Individuals who have a history of allergies or hypersensitivity reactions to proteolytic enzymes, should avoid using proteolytic enzyme medications unless under the strict supervision of a healthcare professional. It may have anticoagulant or antiplatelet effects, meaning they can interfere with blood clotting.It can potentially irritate the gastrointestinal tract, and their use may be contraindicated in individuals with peptic ulcer disease or a history of gastrointestinal bleeding. Individuals who have received an organ transplant or are on immunosuppressive medications should avoid using proteolytic enzyme medications unless prescribed by a transplant specialist.


These medications are not typically recommended for children without proper medical supervision and guidance. The use of proteolytic enzyme medications in older adults (elderly) requires careful consideration due to potential interactions with other medications, age-related changes in organ function, and an increased susceptibility to adverse effects.

Side Effects

Common side effects of proteolytic enzymes may include upset stomach, allergic reactions, nausea and headache. More serious side effects could involve bleeding issues, interactions with medications, and in rare cases, liver or kidney problems. Report your doctor immediately if you have bleeding, interactions with Other Medications, liver or Kidney Problems, worsening of pre-existing conditions.

Word Of Advice

When using proteolytic enzymes, it's crucial to consult a healthcare professional before starting, especially if you have existing medical conditions. Inform your healthcare provider about all medications and supplements you are taking to check for potential interactions. Purchase from reputable sources and store them properly to maintain product quality.. If you are an athlete subject to drug testing, be aware of potential trace substances in the supplement that could trigger a positive test result. Discontinue this medication before surgery and keep track of benefits and side effects. Avoid prolonged use without monitoring and check with your healthcare provider for children or the elderly. Remember that supplements complement but do not replace medical treatment and a healthy lifestyle. Always prioritize safety and seek professional advice when in doubt.

Frequently Asked Question


  1. Zentiva, Electronic medicines compendium (EMC), [Revised on 18 Aug 2021] [Accessed on 5th August 2023],
  2. János András Mótyán, Research Applications of Proteolytic Enzymes in Molecular Biology [Revised on Dec 2013] [Accessed on 5th August 2023]


The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice, it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you can receive this treatment.