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Balsam Peru and castor oil topical

Generic name: balsam Peru and castor oil topical [BAL-sam-pe-ROO-and-KAS-tor-oil-TOP-i-kal]
Brand names: Venelex, Proderm
Topical ointment: Dosage Form
Drug class: topical agents

What is Balsam Peru and castor oil topical?

Balsam Peru with castor oil topical is a combination medication used to treat skin injuries, bedsores, and diabetic skin ulcers. It can also be used for other skin conditions that are caused by decreased blood flow.Topical balsam Peru with castor oil helps to reduce odors and create a protective barrier over skin wounds.This medication guide does not list all possible uses for the topical balsam Peru and castor oil.

side effects of Balsam Peru and castor oil topical

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

Side effects of castor and balsam in Peru include:

  • There may be mild burning or stinging where the medication is applied.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


Please read all the instructions on the label or package of your medication. Inform your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, your allergies, and the medicines you are using.

Similar/related drugs

fluticasone topical, methylprednisolone, Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, Solu-Medrol, and Depo-Medrol

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to petroleum jelly, castor oil, or balsam Peru (Vaseline), then do not use the balsam Peru topical.Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or nursing.Use castor and balsam Peru oil as a topical for children only after consulting a doctor.

How to take Balsam Peru and castor oil topical?

Follow all instructions found on your medication label or from a healthcare professional.Take it only by mouth. Topical medicines are only to be used on the skin.After applying the medicine, wash your hands.Apply a thin film of medicine over the wound. Castor oil and balsam peru are usually applied twice daily. Please follow your doctor's advice.You can cover the wound after applying the medicine with a dressing or leave it open. Your doctor will advise you on whether or not to cover the wound.You can remove medicine by gently washing it with water.If the condition that you are treating does not improve or worsens while using this medication, call your doctor.Store away from moisture or heat at room temperature. Keep the medication away from heat and moisture to preserve its integrity.

Details on dosage

Adult dose for skin lesions:Topical ointment: 87 mg–788 mg/g Balsam Peru Castor Oil
Apply a thin topically 2 to 3 times per day or as necessary.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you are close to your next dose, skip the missed dose. Never apply two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Overdoses of castor oil and balsam in Peru are not dangerous. If anyone accidentally swallows the medication, seek emergency medical care or call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

If you accidentally get balsam Peru or castor oil in your eyes, rinse with water.Do not use other medications to treat the same area that you have treated with castor and balsam Peru unless you are told by your doctor.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs that you take are unlikely to affect the medicine applied to your skin. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare provider about the medicines you take, including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.