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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Santyl topical.

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29 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Skin Ulcer
10/18/2015 3:54:41 PM

Reviewer: TheGoodBubba, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This works but the pain and burning in the wound is unreal. Can't sleep at all from pain, oxycodone 30mg doesn't touch the pain. I have a pressure wound on my ankle. The pain on the nerves is just unbearable. The pain is so intense that it radiates out all over my ankle and up my leg. I got 8mg dilaudid and still the pain is there. If you love pain this is for you. When I put another dres ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Ulcer
10/10/2015 1:55:28 PM

Reviewer: TheGoodBubba, 65-74 Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Santyl works to remove dead tissue very well but it burns and hurts like hell right inside the wound. I could not sleep the pain was so bad so at night I replace the Santyl with Solosite Gel so I can sleep. No doubt about it, it's the Santyl causing the pain because with Solosite the pain drops by 90%. The MedHoney will also burn like hell right inside the wound.

Condition: Skin Ulcer
3/6/2015 10:53:53 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was prescribed Santyl on a Friday with a ulcer on my pinky toe having a small ulcer from wearing a pair of shoes that were to small according to my doctor. By Monday, I spent three days babying the wound applying the medication and was put on an antibiotic, by Monday the ulcer turned into twice the size as Friday. Color went from red/ yellowish using bactracin to blackish taking Santyl. On Tues ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Ulcer
12/10/2014 5:33:36 PM

Reviewer: Starfish, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Have a pressure ulcer on 3rd toe from bunion and hammertoe. Using Santyl for 7 days,once daily . By second day, terribly painful,burning and redness. Podiatrist never warned me nor gave me any instructions on use . Asked pharmacist and was told to ask Dr. Duh!!! Each one passing the buck. Decided to soak It in warm water then use bacitracin . Did this for 2 days.ulcer is much better. No one dis ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Skin Ulcer
8/4/2014 10:39:55 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My home health nurse started using this on a decubitus ulcer on the back of my thigh after noticing the silver alginate used by the hospital was making things worse. Santyl has worked wonders with healing. I don't have any pain from it just great results. Highly recommend.

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