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Albothyl (Policresulen, Vaginal Preparation)

Albothyl is a branded product that contains the drug policresulen. Policresulen is a drug with antimicrobial effects and helps stop bleeding.

Albothyl

Uses

What is Albothyl used for?

  • Cervical and vaginal inflammation and infections
  • Post-cauterization treatment

How should I take Albothyl?

Read the directions on the packaging for complete information. Check the label and expiration date.

Gently insert the suppository into the vagina. Wash your hands with soap and water before and after handling the product. Do not take the suppository by mouth or insert it rectally, as it will not be effective. Avoid sexual intercourse during the treatment period and 7 days after.

How do I store Albothyl?

Store this product at controlled room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer.

There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. So, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, it is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & Warnings

What should I know before using Albothyl?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are/have:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Taking any other medicines. This includes any prescription, OTC, and herbal remedies.
  • An allergy to any of the ingredients of this product.
  • Any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Unfortunately, there isn’t enough information about the safety of using this drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking any medication.

Side Effects

What side effects can occur from Albothyl?

Like all drugs, this product may have side effects. If they occur, side effects are generally mild and resolve once treatment is finished or the dose is lowered. Some reported side effects include:

  • Lower abdominal or uterine discomfort
  • Vaginal irritation or itchiness
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Allergic reactions

However, not everyone experiences these side effects. In addition, some people may experience other side effects. So, if you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Albothyl?

This medication may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects.

To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.

Does food or alcohol interact with Albothyl?

This drug may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Albothyl?

This drug may interact with underlying conditions. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, especially:

  • Currently having menstruation
  • Menopause

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.

What is the dose for an adult?

Deeply insert 1 vaginal suppository every other day for 7-14 days. Preferably at bedtime.

What is the dose for a child?

There is no established pediatric dose. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Albothyl available?

Albothyl is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Vaginal suppository (pessary) 90mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

Albothyl https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/albothyl Accessed July 5, 2021

Policresulen https://www.mims.com/malaysia/drug/info/policresulen?mtype=generic Accessed July 5, 2021

Policresulen https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Policresulen Accessed July 5, 2021

Vaginal yeast infections (thrush): What helps? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK543219/ Accessed July 5, 2021

Policresulen. Lexi-Drugs. Lexicomp. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Riverwoods, IL. Accessed July 5, 2021. http://online.lexi.com

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Written by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD Updated Jul 26
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