Chymopapain (Brand name: Chymodiactin) is a proteolytic enzyme isolated from the latex of papaya (Carica papaya), it is a medication used to treat slipped (herniated) lower lumbar discs in the spine.[1]. Chymopapain injections should preferably be given under local, rather than general, anaesthesia. The dose for a single intervertebral disc is 2 to 4 nanokatals, with a maximum dose per patient of 8 nanokatals.


  1. Chymopapain Injection from MedicineNet

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  • The MEROPS online database for peptidases and their inhibitors: C01.002
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