Polybion syrup is a combination of vitamin B complex used to treat vitamin B complex deficiency. Get to know how Polybion syrup works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where Polybion syrup is not suggested.
Composition and active ingredients of Polybion syrup
It is manufactured by Merck limited India. It is available in local pharmacies in the package of 250 ml. It is inexpensive and very effective medicine.
- Thiamine HCL 2 mg
- Riboflavin sodium phosphate 2.5 mg
- Pyridoxine HCl 0.75 mg
- Nicotinamide 15mg
- D-Panthenol 3 mg
- Cyanocobalamin 2 mcg
- Propylene glycol, glycerine, and sorbitol solution base
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Mechanism of action
It works by helping tissue in respiration and fat metabolism and proteins, hence lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting the synthesis of LDL. And helps in the normal process of formation of red blood cells and nerve tissues, retaining the fluid in the colon, helps prevention of clotting and inhibits the viral replication.
Benefits and uses of Polybion syrup
Polybion syrup is useful in the prevention and management of following conditions and symptoms:
- B complex deficiency
- Anemia due to folic acid deficiency
- Poor absorption of food
- During pregnancy, increased demand for folate in the body
- Poor diet
- Low levels of red blood cells
- Permanent nerve damage
- Iron deficiency anemia
- Stomach and intestine damage
It is very effective for the above-mentioned conditions. Only if taken right time, right dosage and till the prescribed course of medicine. There may be other indications and benefits of the polybion syrup as well. Do not consume this syrup because someone has taken it with similar symptoms. Inform or visit your doctor or a specialist before using this syrup.
Side effects of Polybion syrup
Polybion syrup is used for the Treatment, Control, Prevention of following symptoms and conditions:
- Skin rash
- A headache
Dosage and how to use Polybion syrup
Polybion syrup should be taken as exactly prescribed by your doctor. The dosage, form, frequency, and duration always depend on your condition. Syrup can be taken with food or immediately after food. The effect of the syrup starts in 5 to 10 minutes after administration. The syrup is available in suspension form and can be taken in a measuring cup or spoon, by the oral route. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities for longer than recommended. Despite this syrup being an over the counter product, Contact your doctor if no visible improvements in symptoms after its usage. Self-medication can be dangerous.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the previous dose and do not take a double dose.
If the Polybion syrup is overdosed, visit or consult your doctor immediately. Common symptoms of overdose can include dry mouth, dizziness, shaking, chest pain, convulsions, and increased heart rate.
Polybion syrup – Drug interactions
The other drugs or over the counter products if you consume at same time, the effects of polybion syrup may change. This might increase chances of side effects or can make your drug not to work properly. If you inform the doctor about all your health history, then it is easy for the doctor to manage or prevent drug interactions. The drugs which interact with Polybion syrup includes:
Precautions while taking Polybion Syrup
Inform your doctor, before you take Polybion syrup, about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, present, and past health status, pregnancy, and upcoming surgeries.
- Some of the health condition can make susceptible to the side-effects of the drug.
- Take as exactly prescribed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert.
- Dosage always depends upon your condition.
- Do not take this medicine after the expiry date stated on the syrup.
- Medicine should be stored away from the reach of children.
- Take full course of treatment.
- The syrup can be stored at room temperature and avoid direct exposure to heat and sunlight.
- Visit or consult immediately with the doctor while taking the drug if your condition persists or worsens.
Before prescribing important counseling points are as follows:
Do not consume alcohol while taking this drug. It usually causes the higher sugar levels in the blood, so consult your doctor before intake of this syrup
Polybion Syrup Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to polybion syrup is a contraindication. The polybion syrup is contraindicated if you have the following symptoms or conditions:
- Allergic reactions
- Acid-base imbalance
- Double Dose
- Cardiac arrhythmias
- Active peptic ulcer
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Dr. Srishti Tayal is Chief Radiologist at Radiodent – Dental and Maxillofacial Imaging. She has completed BDS and MDS with Gold Medal from JSS Medical College, Mysore. She is a passionate medical researcher and has published five research papers in various medical journals and received an award for the best scientific paper.
In addition to following her pursuits in dentistry, she is also an avid medical writer who believes in bridging the information gap among the common population with regards to modern medicine.