Sn instructed patient that venelex ointment contains balsam peru 87.0mg and castor oil usp 788.0mg in an ointment base of glyceryl monostearate and trypsin. It promotes debridement of eschar and other necrotic tissue. Balsam peru is a effective capillary bed stimulant used to increase circulation in the wound site area. Also, balsam peru has a mildly bactericidal action. Castor oil improves epithelialization by reducing premature epithelial desiccation and cornification. Also, it can act as a protective covering and aids in the reduction of pain. Venelex ointment is used to promote wound healing and the treatment of decubitus ulcers, varicose ulcers and dehiscent wounds. Venelex™ ointment is easy to apply and quickly reduces odors frequently accompanying a decubitus ulcer. The wound may be left open or appropriate dressing applied. Please note that wounds generally heal poorly in the presence of hemoglobin or zinc deficiency. Venelex™ ointment can relieve pain and promote healing. Venelex ointment is for external use only. Do not apply to fresh arterial clots. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep this and all other medications out of reach of children. Keep tightly closed. Use only as directed by a physician. When applied to a sensitive area, a temporary stinging may occur. Apply a thin film of venelex™ ointment topically a minimum of twice daily or as often as necessary. Wound may be left unbandaged or appropriate dressing can be applied. To remove, wash gently with an appropriate wound cleanser.