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Monograph: Serrapeptase

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Date: 2018-09-25

NHPID Name

Serrapeptase (Sweetman 2007)

Proper Name(s)

Common Name(s)

Source Material

Serratia marcescens E-15 - Whole Cell (Unavailable)

Route Of Administration

Oral

Dosage Form(s)

Use(s) or Purpose(s)

Statement(s) to the effect of:

  • Mucolytic enzyme that helps break down mucous to reduce (symptoms such as) pain, quantity of secretion, inability to perceive smell and stuffy nose from ear, nose and/or throat infections.
  • Proteolytic enzyme.
  • Helps to reduce (symptoms such as) pain, quantity of secretion, inability to perceive smell and stuffy nose from ear, nose and/or throat infections.
  • Proteolytic enzyme that helps reduce and/or relieve postoperative cheek swelling and/or pain after dental surgery.
  • Mucolytic enzyme that helps break down mucous.
  • Helps reduce and/or relieve postoperative cheek swelling and/or pain after dental surgery.

Dose(s)

Adults:

Dose(s): 1 Day per day

Directions For Use: Take 2 hours after a meal.

Duration of use

  • Consult a health care practitioner/health care provider/health care professional/doctor/physician for use beyond 4 weeks.

  • Consult a health care practitioner/health care provider/health care professional/doctor/physician for use beyond 7 days.

Risk Information

Statement(s) to the effect of:

Caution(s) and Warning(s):
  • Consult a health care practitioner/health care provider/health care professional/doctor/ physician if symptoms persist or worsen.
  • Consult a health care practitioner/health care provider/health care professional/doctor/ physician prior to use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a gastrointestinal lesion/ulcer, kidney or liver disorder, or are having surgery.
  • Consult a health care practitioner/health care provider/health care professional/doctor/ physician prior to use if you are taking anticoagulant/blood thinner or anti-inflammatory medications.

Contraindication(s):
No statement is required

Known Adverse Reaction(s):
Stop use if rash, difficulty breathing, hypersensitivity and/or severe allergy occur.

Non-medicinal ingredients

Must be chosen from the current Natural Health Products Ingredients Database and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.

Specifications

  • The finished product specifications must be established in accordance with the requirements described in the NHPD Quality of Natural Health Products Guide.
  • The medicinal ingredient must comply with the requirements outlined in the Natural Health Products Ingredient Database (NHPID).