|Technical Name:||Enzyme extracted from the fruit of the pineapple plant|
|Used for:||Swelling, pain and bruising after injury, persistent hematoma, bunions, bursitis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, gout, sinusitis.|
|Interaction:||Can cause an allergic rash in susceptible individuals; discontinue use if you develop hives, rash or itching.|
|When Buying:||For convenience, look for 250 mg pills.|
|Dosage and Warning:||200-400 mg three times a day on an empty stomach (at least 90 minutes BEFORE or three hours after eating).|
|Child Dosage:||Half the adult dose|
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