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Lysozyme

Last updated on 19/03/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Lysozyme (Lysozyme chloride / hydrochloride)

CHINESE NAME: 溶菌酶

BRAND NAME(S) IN HONG KONG: Eurozyme, Lysozyme-60-Jean-Marie, Neuzym, Vida Lysozyme-90

DRUG CLASS: Enzyme (anti-inflammatory) 

USED FOR: Chronic sinusitis and other infection and inflammation, bleeding during or after minor dental surgery 

OTHER DRUGS IN THE SAME CLASS: N/A

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS: 30mg, 60mg, 90mg (tablets)

What is Lysozyme for?

Lysozyme is an anti-inflammatory enzyme that can be found in tears, saliva, sweat and other body fluids. It works by cleaving peptidoglycan, which is an important component of the bacterial cell wall. Since it possesses antibacterial and antiviral properties, it can be used for resolving infection and inflammation as well as wound repair. Indications of Lysozyme include chronic sinusitis, difficulty in expectoration of sputum associated with respiratory diseases, bleeding during or after minor dental or urological surgery.

How to use it?

Lysozyme Hydrochloride (Lysozyme Chloride) is the most commonly used form of lysozyme salt. It can be taken orally as tablets or capsules. The usual dose of lysozyme chloride is 60 mg to 270 mg daily in 3 divided doses. In Hong Kong, Lysozyme is commonly found in 60 mg tablets.

What are the side effects of Lysozyme? 

Some possible side effects of Lysozyme include rash and redness, anorexia, and gastrointestinal upset.

Who should not take Lysozyme?

Anyone who is allergic to Lysozyme or any ingredient of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

Common dosing schedule:
You can take Lysozyme with or without food.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Lysozyme may interact with:
Lysozyme does not have significant drug interactions.

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Lysozyme in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Lysozyme is an over-the-counter medicine which can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk/

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Lysozyme in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.