Polygynax

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Generic Name: Polygynax Brand Name(s): Polygynax.

Uses

What is Polygynax® used for?

In Polygynax®, there are some active ingredients such as Neomycin Sulfate, Polymyxin B 35,000 IU Sulfate and 100,000 IU of Nystatin.

Polygynax® is commonly used for treatment of the following infectious and inflammatory diseases:

  • Vulvovaginitis;
  • Cervicovaginitis.

Also, this drug is used to prevent infectious complications before gynecological interventions:

  • Diathermocoagulation;
  • Hysteroscopy;
  • Diagnostic curettage;
  • Before delivery.

How should I take Polygynax®?

This product is intended for intravaginal administration. Capsule injected deep into the vagina in the supine position before bedtime 1 time per day.

How do I store Polygynax®?

Polygynax® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Polygynax® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Polygynax® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Polygynax® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Polygynax®?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any ingredients of Polygynax®.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

The use of this drug is not recommended during pregnancy. This drug must not be taken while breastfeeding. In general, pregnant women and nursing mothers should always ask their physician or pharmacist for advice before taking any drugs.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Polygynax®?

Polygynax® may cause side effects, including:

  • Burning, itching, irritation.
  • It is rarely possible allergic reactions.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Polygynax®?

Polygynax® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Do not use with spermicidal products (risk of inactivation) and condoms while using Polygynax®.

Does food or alcohol interact with Polygynax®?

Polygynax® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Polygynax®?

Polygynax® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Polygynax®.

What is the dose of Polygynax® for an adult?

Place one capsule deep in the vagina for 12 days.

What is the dose of Polygynax® for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Polygynax® available?

Polygynax® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Polygynax®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

Review Date: October 17, 2016 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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