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Uses and Side Effects of Serratiopeptidase Tablet

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Serratiopeptidase tablet is used for treating inflammation and pain and also in the treatment of edema. Side effects of Serratiopeptidase tablet include vomiting, nausea, anorexia, allergic skin reaction and diarrhea.

What is Serratiopeptidase?

Serratiopeptidaseis an enzyme, which acts after breaking down the chemical mediators that are involved in causing inflammation, arthritis, back pain, tension headaches and pain. It is a proteolytic enzyme i.e. obtained from the silkworm.

1- Serratiopeptidase is also used as a diet supplement and for treating conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, migraine and tension related headaches along with carpal tunnel syndrome.

2- In women and breastfeeding mothers, problems like fibrocystic breasts (non-malignant breasts lumps) or pain related to breast engorgement (producing excess breast milk) are also treated with Serratiopeptidase 10 MG tablet.

3- Other disorders such as asthma, diabetes, ulcers in legs and empyema are also treated with this medicine.

4- While in certain cases, it is also advised for heart disorders and atherosclerosis.

5- Other conditions which involve inflammation and pain such as infections of the ear, laryngitis, sore throat, sinusitis, swelling post-surgery, thrombophlebitis (swelling of the veins along with blood clotting) and IBDs such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are also treated with Serratiopeptidase 10 MG tablets.

Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should consult the doctor before taking this medicine. This medicine is not recommended for the patients suffering from bleeding disorder as it might interfere with blood clotting process. The Serratiopeptidase 10 MG dosage is generally set for thrice a day.

What is Serratiopeptidase 10 MG tablet prescribed and used for?  

The medicine is prescribed for the following tendencies:

1- Edema- Serratiopeptidase is used with other medications for reducing the fluid accumulation (i.e. edema) in the body.


2- Inflammation- It helps in relieving the swelling and pain related with the conditions such as arthritis, trauma etc.

Avoid the use of medicine if the patient has a history of allergy to it or any other proteolytic enzymes.

Is Serratiopeptidase 10 MG tablet safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

1- Pregnant women are not advised to take the medicine and must consult the doctor for a suitable substitute, which is safe to consume.

2- Breastfeeding women are not recommended to consume this medicine. Inform doctor for the alternative.

What are the interactions of Serratiopeptidase 10 MG tablet?

Below is a list of interactions of Serratiopeptidase with disease, alcohol and medicine.

1- Disease: If you have bleeding disorders then this medicine should be taken with caution and report unusual bruising or bleeding to your doctor.

2- Alcohol: Consult a doctor before consuming medicine if you consume alcohol.

3- Medicine: If you are using Aspirin or any other medicine for blood clotting disorder, as you might need dose adjustment along with close monitoring while consuming two medicines together.

What are the precautions needed to be taken while taking Serratiopeptidase 10 MG tablet?

Keep in mind the below warnings and precautions before starting the medication ofSerratiopeptidase:

1- Use of this medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Inform the doctor and they will help in the suitable alternative that is safe to take.

2- Breastfeeding women are not recommended with this medicine. Consult the doctor for an alternative, which is safe to use.

3- Avoid the long-term use of this medicine for more than 4 weeks, as it is not safe.

4- If you have bleeding disorder then use this medicine with precaution.

5- Stop taking Serratiopeptidase at least 10 to 14 days before any scheduled surgery because this medicine increases the risk of bleeding either during or after the surgery.

6- If you are consuming food items like garlic, turmeric or fish oil then it is advised to take this medicine with caution.

7- If you are having severe kidneys or liver impairment then take this medicine with caution.

What are the side effects of Serratiopeptidase 10 MG Tablet?

The tablet may cause some unwanted side effects besides intended effects. In such situation, you might have to visit the doctor for immediate assistance. Inform your doctor if you are experiencing any adverse reaction of Serratiopeptidase.

1- Allergic skin reaction

Allergic skin reaction
2- Diarrhea

3- Vomiting

4- Anorexia

5- Nausea

What is the dosage instruction of Serratiopeptidase 10 MG Tablet?

Once you notice you have missed a dose, take it as soon as possible.

Skip the missed dose if next scheduled dose is close to time. Avoid taking an extra dose for making up with missed ones. Consult the doctor if you are regularly missing the medicine. They will change the schedule or will provide you alternatives.

Avoid taking more than the prescribed dose, as it won't improve the symptoms but may cause serious effects. Go to the doctor if you observed any new side effect due to overdosing. It is advised to take medicine under the supervision of the doctor.

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Hope this article details you about theSerratiopeptidase tablet withits uses, side effects, and precautions.  Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.

Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal

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Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal

Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal is an obstetrician, gynecologist and infertility specialist who is providing her valuable expertise in the field of gynecology and infertility issues. She ensures that the patients receive the required fertility treatments well on time. Dr. Kavita specializes in the treatments like High Risk Pregnancy Care, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Reproductive Medicine. Currently, she is practicing at Amit Jaggi Memorial Hospital, Vibhav Nagar, Agra.


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Garima Verma

I missed my serratiopeptidase tablets yesterday and today I remembered it in the afternoon to take my dosage back. So, should I take 1 or 2 tablets?

Oct. 8, 2018, 4:54 p.m. 5.0


Kishan Prabhu

I have severe pain and swelling in my feet. Can I take serratiopeptidase tablets? But I don't have any problems like arthritis or trauma.

Sept. 29, 2018, 1:28 p.m. 4.5


Nelson Kruze

A good read on Serratiopeptidase 10 mg tables and of course it's a prescription drug!

June 2, 2018, 2:43 p.m. 5.0


Gaikwad Ram Saida

May 14, 2018, 7:10 p.m. 4.5


Kusum Bidhur

Serratiopeptidase tablets gave some good as well as some bad experience to me in my life. It worked best to have me relief from my arthritis pain and swelling but at the same time, I had a side-effect like an allergic skin reaction.

March 2, 2018, 8:40 p.m. 4.5

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