Medicines & Supplements A to Z > Lysozyme
Last updated on June 27, 2019.
GENERIC NAME: Lysozyme (Lysozyme chloride)
CHINESE NAME: 溶菌酶
COMMON BRANDS IN HONG KONG: Neuzym, Lysozyme-60-Jean-Marie (lysozyme 60mg tabs)
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 60mg to 270 mg daily in 3 divided doses. In Hong Kong, Lysozyme is commonly found in 60mg tabs.
What are the side effects of Lysozyme?
Some possible side effects of Lysozyme include rash and redness, anorexia, and gastrointestinal upset.
Where to buy Lysozyme in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, Lysozyme is an over-the-counter medicine and 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 http://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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.