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Generic Name: balsam Peru and castor oil topical (BAL sam pe ROO and KAS tor oil TOP i kal)
Brand Name: Venelex
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Drug Information:
Venelex (for the skin) is a combination medicine used to treat skin wounds, bed sores, diabetic skin ulcers, and other skin conditions resulting from decreased blood flow or skin grafts. Venelex helps reduce odor and creates a protective layer over skin wounds. Venelex may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. Learn more

Venelex Side Effects

Venelex Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about balsam peru / castor oil topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Venelex.

Applies to balsam peru / castor oil topical: external ointment

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad skin irritation.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Stinging.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

More about Venelex (balsam peru / castor oil topical)

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  • Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

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Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

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