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What is Accuzyme?

Accuzyme is no longer available in the United States.

Accuzyme is a brand name prescription ointment for improving healing by removing dead skin and pus from wounds. The enzymes in the ointment liquefy these parts of the wound so they can be removed easily with water. The generic name is papain-urea topical ointment, and other brand names are AllanEnzyme, Pap-Urea, Ethezyme 830, Etheyzme 650, Kovia, and Gladase. However, Accuzyme is no longer available. Accuzyme, along with all other unapproved papain topicals, have been discontinued by the order of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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