This medicine contains the active ingredient policresulen which belongs to a group of medicines called antibacterial agents (gynecological antiseptic). This medicine is prescribed for the treatment of bacterial vaginitis (bacterial infections of the vagina) caused by increase in the amount of naturally present bacteria. The usual symptoms are discharge and unpleasant smell.
Is Policresulen suitable for me?
Policresulen is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- if you are allergic to policresulen or to other ingredients of this medicine
- if it is meant for use in children and adolescents younger than 18 years, or in postmenopausal women
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
Policresulen interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Policresulen?
This medicine is available in form of a pessary.
You should take policresulen exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.
- The usual dose is one pessary every other day (inserted into the vagina).
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Do not miss any doses and use the medicine at the same time each day. Do not apply two doses together if you miss a dose.
Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Policresulen side effects?
Like all medicines policresulen can cause side effects, including:
- burning sensation in the vagina
Other side effects:
- fungal infections of the vagina (Candida)
- itching of the vulva
- peeling of the mucosal surface
- discomfort, dryness and feeling the presence of a foreign body in the vagina
- itchy rash
- allergic reaction
- hives (urticaria)
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.