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Polo 40 mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Polo Injection

Polo 40 mg Injection is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It can also be used to treat depression and mania. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Polo 40 mg Injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional only. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), dryness in mouth, constipation, joint pain and insomnia (difficulty in sleeping). Initially, this medicine may cause sudden drop in the blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. However, this medicine may increase your weight, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels but, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and doing exercise regularly can reduce this side effect. You should be cautious as in rare cases it may cause serious side effects like very high blood sugar levels or seizures. Thus, regular monitoring of blood sugar levels can be useful to avoid such effects.

Uses of Polo Injection

Polo Injection side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Constipation
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Restlessness
  • Tremor
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Polo Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Polo Injection works

Polo 40 mg Injection is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by affecting the levels of chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) to improve mood, thoughts and behavior.

Polo Injection related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Polo 40 mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Polo 40 mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Polo 40 mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Polo 40 mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Polo 40 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Polo 40 mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Polo 40 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Polo 40 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Polo 40 mg Injection works well in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
  • It is less likely to cause heart and movement problems as compared to other similar medicines.
  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks to see full effects on thoughts and mood. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Polo 40 mg Injection can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Do not stop taking Polo 40 mg Injection without talking  to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Polo with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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3011 W Grand Blvd #1600, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
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