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Composition for ACTIHEAL


food interaction for ACTIHEAL

alcohol interaction for ACTIHEAL

pregnancy interaction for ACTIHEAL

lactation interaction for ACTIHEAL

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Bromelain is used in the treatment of pain and swelling.

How it works

Bromelain is an enzyme obtained from pineapple juice. It causes the body to produce substances that fight pain and swelling (inflammation). It also contains chemicals that interfere with the growth of tumor cells and slow blood clotting.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Altered menstrual cycle, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Shortness of breath, Tachycardia


Trypsin is used in the treatment of pain and swelling.

How it works

Trypsin is an enzyme, which breaks down proteins into smaller fragments, thereby making it available for absorption into the blood. Trypsin when applied directly to wounds and ulcers removes dead tissue and improves healing.

Common side effects

Rash, Chest tightness, Shortness of breath, Itching, Mouth swelling, Pain, Stinging sensation, Burning sensation, Urticaria


Rutoside is used in the treatment of pain.

How it works

Not known.

Common side effects

Restlessness, Nervousness, Pounding in the ears, Blurred vision, Dizziness, Headache, Itching, Limb swelling, Ankle swelling, Rash, Skin redness, Stomach upset, Tachycardia, Heart rate irregular, Heaviness, Weakness


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Expert advice for ACTIHEAL

  • Notify your doctor if you have a bleeding disorder. Since Bromelain interferes with the blood clotting, so it might worsen the bleeding disorder
  • Stop using the Bromelain at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery, since Bromelain interferes with blood clotting.
  • Notify your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for ACTIHEAL


Q.Is bromelain safe?
This drug is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is bromelain gluten free/ in pineapple?
Yes. Drug is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use. Yes, pineapple contains some amount of bromelain in it

Q.Is bromelain good for gout?
It is not indicated for gout, but may be used in treatment of joint pain. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is bromelain safe to take before surgery?
No, it is not safe to take before surgery. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.How long can I take bromelain for?
Patient should take bromelain for prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Can I take bromelain with antibiotics/ibuprofen/prednisone/Coumadin?
No, taking other medicines may alter the effects of bromelain. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Does bromelain help with weight loss/swelling/inflammation?
Yes, it is used to reduce swelling, inflammation and helps with weight loss by getting rid of fat

Q.Does bromelain work?
Yes, it works at prescribed dose and duration for particular disease condition as advised by your doctor

Q.Does bromelain increase blood pressure/ thin the blood?
Bromelain causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. Always consult your doctor if you experience these side effects

Q.Does bromelain aid digestion?
It may aid digestion by contraction of smooth muscles, but is used to treat swelling and ulcers (ulcerative colitis). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.


Q.Is trypsin an enzyme, hormone, protein, endopeptidase?
Trypsin is an enzyme, a protein, an endopeptidase. Trypsin is not a hormone

Q.Is trypsin acidic or basic?
Trypsin is neither acidic nor basic, it works on optimal operating pH of about 7.5-8.5

Q.Is trypsin a zymogen, lipase?
Trypsin is a zymogen prior to activation. Trypsin is not a lipase

Q.Is trypsin found in the stomach?
Yes,trypsin is found in the stomach

Q.Does trypsin work in the stomach?
Yes, trypsin works in thestomach

Q.Is trypsin harmful?
Trypsin is not harmful if used as recommended

Q.Does trypsin kill cells?
Trypsin can damage the cells. In case, of any side effects, consult your doctor

Q.Does trypsin digest itself?
Trypsin digests itself

Q.Does trypsin digest proteins?
Trypsin digests/breaks down proteins into smaller fragments

Q.Does trypsin break down starch or fats?
Trypsin does not breaks down starch or fats. Trypsin can digest itself

Q.Does trypsin activate pepsinogen?
Trypsin does not activate pepsinogen

Q.Does trypsin cleave histidine?
Trypsin does not cleave histidine

Q.Does trypsin require calcium?
In presence of thecalcium trypsin remains stabilized which possess greater enzyme activity.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)