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Polycrol

Polycrol

Polycrol is the brand name of the antacid manufactured by the company Piramal Healthcare. It is available as an OTC antacid all over India. It provides consumers with relief from acidity. Polycrol gives relief from acidity in 10 seconds

How does it work

Polycrol Xpress Relief, which is an antacid gel, contains activated dimethicone, Magnesium hydroxide, Aluminium hydroxide, and Sorbitol (70%). It provides relief from acidity within ten seconds. The hydroxides present in it help in neutralizing the stomach acids and the activated dimethicone eliminates the gas entrapped in the stomach and the intestine. Thus, it helps in reducing acidity and flatulence.

Key Ingredients

Polycrol Xpress Relief is an Antacid Gel with hydroxide ingredients and activated dimethicone.

Each 5 ml of Polycrol Xpress Relief contains:

Magnesium hydroxide 100 mg

Aluminium Hydroxide Gel I.P 5 g

Activated dimethicone I.P 125 mg

Sorbitol (70%)

Polycrol Xpress relief neutralizes the acid content in the stomach and gives relief from the burning sensation in the stomach. Polycrol contains activated dimethicone, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, and sorbitol. Magnesium hydroxide shows similar action as aluminium hydroxide. It too forms a salt with acid and reduces the acidity in the stomach. It forms magnesium chloride salt and water.

Aluminum hydroxide increases the pH in the stomach. The acid present in the stomach is hydrochloric acid. Aluminum hydroxide reacts with this acid and form a salt and water. Thus, the acidity caused by the gastric HCl is reduced by aluminum hydroxide. The salt that forms is aluminum chloride.

Dimethicone in Polycrol mixed with silicon dioxide gives simethicone (activated dimethicone). Activated dimethicone gathers all the small bubbles trapped in the stomach and intestine and later on, helps in releasing them in the form of belching or farts. It prevents entrapment of gas in mucus.

Sorbitol acts like a laxative. In simple words, it softens the stools and eases the excretion through feces.

How to take Polycrol?

Polycrol is an antacid, used in patients suffering with gastro-esophageal reflux disorders to reduce symptoms of heart burn and to relieve symptoms in patients with stomach and duodenal ulcers. Polycrol should be used cautiously in children less than 6-years of age, elderly patients, pregnant and breast feeding females.

Adults can take two teaspoons (10 mL) after meals and at bedtime or as per the directions of the physician.

Children should receive the dose as advised by the physician. The dose of antacids varies from one patient to another. Therefore, it is usually recommended to take the medicine as prescribed by the physician. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and if it is time for the next dose, then follow the regular schedule but do not take double dose of the drug.

Who can take Polycrol?

Polycrol is an antacid, used in patients suffering with gastro-esophageal reflux disorders to reduce symptoms of heart burn and to relieve symptoms in patients with stomach and duodenal ulcers. Polycrol should be used cautiously in children less than 6-years of age, elderly patients, pregnant and breast feeding females.

Children:
Polycrol should not be given to children under six years of age unless prescribed by the doctor.

Elderly patients:
Polycrol should not be given to elderly persons with bone problems or with alzeihmers disease as aluminum present in the formulation further aggravates the disease condition.

Pregnancy:
During pregnancy, it is advisable to avoid magnesium and aluminum hydroxide containing antacids as they are not easily absorbed by the body during pregnancy. Occasional use of antacids in small amounts during pregnancy is considered safe. However, pregnant women should take doctors advice before using polycrol.

Breast feeding:
When a breast feeding women takes polycrol, aluminum and magnesium may pass to baby through breast milk. However there is no evidence suggesting problems for nursing babies when breast feeding mothers take antacids containing aluminum and magnesium occasionally. However, breast feeding mothers should take doctors advice before taking polycrol.

How safe is Polycrol?

Instructions for storage
Store the product away from light and moisture. Do not freeze the product. Keep the product away from children. Also, refer the printed information on package for storage conditions.

What should a patient see on the label while buying?
While buying the Polycrol antacid, a patient should look for the expiry date of the product and then check whether the medication is within its expiry date or not.

Pack Size:

Polycrol Xpress relief is available in 170ml and 450ml packs

Where to buy:

Available at all leading chemist outlets across India

Instructions for storage

Store the product away from light and moisture. Do not freeze the product. Keep the product away from children. Also, refer the printed information on package for storage conditions.

What should a patient see on the label while buying?

While buying the Polycrol antacid, a patient should look for the expiry date of the product and then check whether the medication is within its expiry date or not.

Need State:

The stomach produces hydrochloric acid for digestion. The stomach and the food pipe are protected from this acid by a protective lining. When there is too much acid the protective lining may get damaged by the acid, giving rise to various symptoms such as abdominal pain, heartburn, and GERD (Gastroesophaegeal Reflux Disease) wherein the reflux of acid makes the burning sensation more intense and causes burning not just in the stomach but all the way up to the chest too. The acid needs neutralization and this is where antacids come into the picture.

If acid secretion in the stomach is more than the normal levels, it causes acidity. The body safety mechanism sometimes fails to protect the stomach from released excess acid. This imbalance may lead to burning sensation in the chest and/or formation of ulcers.

Key Ingredients:

Polycrol +™ Xtra Strong is a solution for acidity and acid reflux with higher amounts of hydroxide ingredients and sodium alginate.

Each 5 ml of Polycrol +™ Xtra Strong contains:

Dried Aluminium Hydroxide Gel I.P 330mg

Aluminum hydroxide neutralizes the acid and thus increases the pH of gastric acid present in the stomach. The acid present in the stomach is hydrochloric acid.

Magnesium hydroxide I.P 330mg

Magnesium hydroxide shows similar action as aluminium hydroxide. It too reduces the acidity in the stomach by neutralizing the gastric acid.

Sodium Alginate I.P 50mg

Sodium alginate in Polycrol + Xtra strong is known to form a raft-like structure that floats on top of the stomach contents. This raft forms a temporary barrier that blocks acid reflux. This protection given by the sodium alginate rafts prevents acid from entering esophagus and damage the walls of esophagus. It settles on the top of all the ingredients in the stomach protecting mainly the reflux of acid into esophagus.

Sorbitol (70%)

Sorbitol acts like a laxative. In simple words, it softens the stools and eases the excretion through feces.

Dimethicone in Polycrol mixed with silicon dioxide gives simethicone (activated dimethicone). Activated dimethicone gathers all the small bubbles trapped in the stomach and intestine and later on, helps in releasing them in the form of belching or farts. It prevents entrapment of gas in mucus.

How does it work:

Polycrol +™ Xtra Strong is an alginate formulation antacid which provides fast relief in 5 seconds from acidity while treating heartburn and acid reflux.

Higher alkali content makes it a more potent antacid product while sodium alginate creates a raft in the stomach that prevents acid reflux.

Directions for use:

Adults: 2 teaspoons (10ml) after meals and at bedtime or as advised by physician

Children: As advised by physician

How to take Polycrol?

Adults can take two teaspoons (10 mL) after meals and at bedtime or as per the directions of the physician. Children, pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers should consume the dose only as advised by the physician

How safe is Polycrol?

Polycrol is known to be safe for consumption and hence is available as an over-the-counter medicine. However, it is always advisable that you seek a doctor’s advice before consuming Polycrol if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, are undergoing any other medical treatment or are consuming any kind of medicines.

Instructions for storage

Store the product away from light and moisture. Do not freeze the product. Keep the product away from children. Also, refer the printed information on package for storage conditions.

What should a patient see on the label while buying?

While buying the Polycrol antacid, a patient should look for the expiry date of the product and then check whether the medication is within its expiry date or not.

Who can take Polycrol?

Polycrol is an antacid, used in patients suffering from acidity and / or gastro-esophageal reflux disorders to reduce symptoms of heart burn. Polycrol should be used in children less than 6-years of age, elderly patients, pregnant and breast feeding females only after seeking doctor’s advice as the dosage in these patients is differs from that of a normal healthy adult.

Children:
Polycrol should not be given to children under six years of age unless prescribed by the doctor.

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Pregnaancy:
Occasional use of antacids in small amounts during pregnancy is considered safe. However, pregnant women should take doctors advice before using Polycrol.

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Breast feeding:
There is no evidence suggesting problems for nursing babies when breast-feeding mothers take antacids containing aluminum and magnesium occasionally. However, breast-feeding mothers should take doctors advice before taking Polycrol.

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Side effects of Polycrol:

Most people who take an antacid do not have any side-effects when taken as directed on the pack. Formulation of Polycrol includes activated dimethicone, magnesium hydroxide, aluminum hydroxide and sorbitol. Gastrointestinal side effects like constipation (due to presence of aluminum hydroxide) and diarrhea (due to presence of magnesium hydroxide) are more common. Antacids containing both magnesium and aluminum may balance out these effects and thus minimize any possible side-effects of diarrhea or constipation. Rarely, gastrointestinal obstruction may occur due to aluminum.

Safety if used for long term:

There is always a risk with long-term continuous use of any medicine as it may produce medical problems. A patient should not use antacids for long-term without a doctor’s advice.

Pack Size:

Polycrol +™ Xtra Strong is available in 170ml, 450ml and also a handy 60ml small pack. The only antacid present in a small pack known as the Nano offers the convenience of portability, as also the convenience of easy consumption.

Where to buy:

Available at all leading chemist outlets across India