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Polares 25 MG Drops

Manufactured byZuventus Healthcare Ltd.
ContainsCefpodoxime
Description
Polares 25 MG Drops is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs, nose, throat, ears, skin, bladder, etc in children. It is also used to treat typhoid fever. This medicine prevents infection by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria. Polares 25 MG Drops is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Polares 25 MG Drops shows some common side effects like diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Do not give this medicine if your child is allergic to it. Consult your child's doctor if any side effects are seen for a long time. Polares 25 MG Drops can be given with or without food. For the ease of remembering, give the syrup to your child at the same time every day. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medication, you may repeat the dose. Once your child starts taking the medicine, ensure that the entire course of treatment is completed to prevent re-infection. Polares 25 MG Drops may not be suitable for all conditions. Inform the doctor if your child has liver or kidney problems, or any other health condition.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Polares 25 MG Drops

  • Stomach pain
  • Dark or clay coloured stools
  • Decreased appetite
  • Excessive gas in stomach
  • Change in taste
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea and vomiting

Uses of Polares 25 MG Drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bronchitis
  • Cystitis
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Sinusitis
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
  • Acute bacterial otitis media
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time required for Polares 25 MG Drops to show its action is not clinically known. However, your child will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after taking this medicine.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which Polares 25 MG Drops remains active in your child's body is not clinically known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Polares 25 MG Drops.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Polares 25 MG Drops is intended for use in children.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Polares 25 MG Drops is intended for use in children.

Allergy

Avoid giving Polares 25 MG Drops if your child is allergic to it. If you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling anywhere on the body, dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc., seek immediate medical attention.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Polares 25 MG Drops is intended for use in children.

Breast-feeding

Polares 25 MG Drops is intended for use in children.
General warnings

Diarrhoea

Polares 25 MG Drops can cause diarrhoea as it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your child's stomach or intestine. Inform your doctor if your child experiences severe diarrhoea while taking this medicine.

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the medicine that was intended to kill them. Hence, complete the entire course of treatment even if your child feels better after a few doses to avoid antibiotic resistance.

Antacids

Antacids containing aluminium and magnesium salts can reduce the absorption of Polares 25 MG Drops. Therefore, if your child has been prescribed an antacid, it is recommended to give this antibiotic at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking antacids.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Polares 25 MG Drops. If you forget to give a dose to your child, give it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Overdose

Never give more than the prescribed dose to your child. Seek emergency medical attention in case of an overdose with Polares 25 MG Drops.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Esomeprazole

Furosemide

Entecavir

Probenecid

Cholera Vaccine (live)

Disease interactions

Colitis

Colitis is the inflammation of the large intestine. Polares 25 MG Drops can kill the helpful bacteria in your child's stomach or intestine and leads to diarrhoea. Therefore use this medicine with caution if your child has any stomach and intestinal problems, particularly colitis, as it may worsen his/her health condition.

Impaired kidney function

Polares 25 MG Drops is filtered by the kidney and moved out of the body through urine. Hence, maintain caution while giving Polares 25 MG Drops to your child as it can increase the risk of kidney damage.

Impaired liver function

Polares 25 MG Drops may increase liver enzyme levels and cause liver swelling. Hence, maintain caution while giving Polares 25 MG Drops to your child as it can increase the risk of liver damage.

Seizures

Polares 25 MG Drops should be used with caution if your child has a history of seizure episodes (fits), as it can trigger a seizure attack. Your child’s doctor will adjust the dose or replace the medicine with a suitable alternative as required.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Coombs test

The Coombs test is performed to find certain proteins that attack red blood cells. Polares 25 MG Drops may give a false-positive result for the coombs test.
You can give Polares 25 MG Drops with or without food as prescribed by your doctor. Shake the bottle well before use. Measure the dose of the medicine carefully using a measuring device. Make sure that your child takes the necessary volume of Polares 25 MG Drops. Never give more than the prescribed dose to your child. Give the medicine at the same time daily. Make sure that your child completes the entire course of this medicine even if the symptoms disappear after few days. If your child discontinues this medicine, there is a chance that the infection may occur again. Also, Polares 25 MG Drops may lose its effectiveness in killing the bacteria. Do not recommend this medicine to other parents even if their child's condition appears to be the same.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Polares 25 MG Drops works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell walls (protective outer covering of the bacteria). This helps in stopping the growth and multiplication of the bacteria, eventually killing them.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Third generation cephalosporins, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H1

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Information on this page was last updated on 28 Oct 2021

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