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Polostan Tab

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By MANKIND PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip

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Chlorpheniramine / Chlorphenamine(6.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
COUGH COLD PREPARATION

Medical Description

Polostan Sr Tablet is an antiallergic medicine used in common cold and allergy including allergy to pollen or dust. It contains chlorpheniramine, which is an antiallergic group of medicines. It works ...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
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uses

Uses of Polostan Tab

Polostan Sr Tablet used to relieve symptoms of common cold, allergy, and hay fever, an allergy caused by pollen or dust. The symptoms may include runny nose, sneezing, itching of eyes, nose or throat,...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Polostan Tab

  • If you have a stomach or duodenal ulcer.
  • If you have glaucoma, a condition where eye pressure is increased.
  • If you may have a urinary bladder or prostate problem.
  • If you are taking medicines for psychiatric disorders (MAO inhibitors).
  • The medicine should not be given to a child less than 6-years of age.
sideEffects

Side effects of Polostan Tab

  • Sleepiness
  • Irritation
  • Dryness of nose, mouth or throat
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Fast heartbeat
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Polostan Tab

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Polostan Sr Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Components of Polostan Sr Tablet are known to be harmful to the unborn baby. Thus, it should be avoided in pregnant women. If you become pregnant while on the treatment with the medicine, then immediately inform the doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Polostan Sr Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited information available on the use of Polostan Sr Tablet in breastfeeding mothers. However, as a component of the medicine is known to be excreted in milk, the medicine should be avoided if you are breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Polostan Sr Tablet?
A:
Polostan Sr Tablet causes sleepiness. If you are taking the medicine, then avoid driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Polostan Sr Tablet?
A:
Consuming alcohol along with Polostan Sr Tablet increases sleepiness. Therefore, alcohol drinking should be avoided while taking the medicine.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You may develop an allergic reaction after taking Polostan Sr Tablet
  • You have liver or kidney diseases.
  • You have asthma or other breathing problems.
  • Your blood pressure is high.
  • You have an overactive thyroid.
  • You have an allergy to other medicines or food.
  • You are taking medicines for sleeplessness.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Polostan Tab

How Does It Work?

Chlorpheniramine in Polostan Sr Tablet works by opposing the action of histamine, a chemical formed in the body in certain allergic conditions.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Polostan Tab

Polostan Sr Tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor. Swallow it entirely with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It may be taken with or without food. It will be best i...
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interactions

Interactions of Polostan Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can interfere with the action of Polostan Sr Tablet or Polostan Sr Tablet itself may affect the action of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Always inform the doctor about medicines you are taking, that includes prescribed or non-prescribed herbal medicines, dietary supplements as well as other treatment if you are taking for other disorde...
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  • If you on medications like antipsychotic medicine, antiepileptic medicines such as phenytoin, medicines used to induce calmness etc.
  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are moclobemide, Phenelzine, and Tranylcypromine, as they may interfere with the action of Polostan Sr Tablet when given together.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Polostan Tab

  • Store Polostan Sr Tablet at room temperature at a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Polostan Tab

Overdose

  • Symptoms of an overdose of Polostan Sr Tablet include sleepiness, dry mouth, flushing, fever, confusion, weakness, ringing sensation in ears, blurring of vision, sleeplessness, and rarely seizures.
  • If you have taken too much of the medicine, then contact the doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Polostan Sr Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. Time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Does the intake of Polostan Sr Tablet cause sleepiness?

A: Yes, sleepiness is the main side effect of Polostan Sr Tablet. Thus belongs to a group of medicine called sedating antihistamines.

Q: How does Polostan Sr Tablet work?

A: Polostan Sr Tablet works by opposing the action of a substance called histamine, a chemical formed in the body in certain allergic conditions.

Q: Can Polostan Sr Tablet be taken with other cold or allergy medicine such as cetirizine?

A: Taking Polostan Sr Tablet with other cold or allergy medicine should be avoided, as it may increase sleepiness or may cause other untoward side effects.

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ContainsChlorpheniramine / Chlorphenamine(6.0 Mg)
UsesAnti-allergic
Side effectsSleepiness, irritation, dryness of nose, mouth or throat, anxiety
Last Updated on: 04 Jun 2021 | 04:41 PM (IST)
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.