DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Keratolytic. Diureide of glyoxylic acid, which is formed from uric acid by the enzyme uricase. It is the end product of purine metabolism in most animals (not in humans). Allantoin is present in the plant kingdom in a few specimens, such as Symphytum offcinale (comfrey), bark of horse chestnut, wheat germ.
Allantoin is soluble in cold water up to 0.5%, in hot water up to 4%.
Pharmacodynamics (Effect)This section has been translated automatically.
Is converted into urea on the skin, has a skin-soothing, keratolytic and granulation-promoting effect, increases the skin's water-binding capacity.
The effect of fly maggots (fly maggots excrete allantoin) on infected wounds is based on allantoin action. This also applies to extracts from comfrey roots.