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Polo Eye Drop


Overview

Introduction

Polo Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (infection, itching, redness and swelling of the eye) caused due to pollens, dust, animal fur and other allergens.

Follow your doctor’s instructions precisely for using Polo Eye Drop in your eyes. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.  It may also lead to burning, pain, irritation in your eyes but this effect is temporary.

Uses of Polo Eye Drop

Side effects of Polo Eye Drop

Common
  • Eye pain
  • Eye irritation
  • Abnormal eye sensation
  • Eye discomfort

How to use Polo Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Polo Eye Drop works

Polo Eye Drop is an antiallergic medication. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (histamine) which is responsible for red, itchy, watery eyes.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Polo Eye Drop 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Polo Eye Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Polo Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Polo Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Polo Eye Drop, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Polo Eye Drop to relieve red, itchy and watery eyes caused due to allergic eye diseases.
  • If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before putting in these eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
  • Side effects such as eye pain or irritation, dry eyes, abnormal sensation in the eyes, headache may occur after using Polo Eye Drop. These are usually mild and may not be with everyone. 
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Any of the side effects other than mentioned above if occur, do consult the treating physician. 
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

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
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Artepitant, Fosaran, Fosaport
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zuvair
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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please follow your prescription and if polo 40 is advised , stick to it
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FAQs

Q. Is Polo a steroid?

No, Polo is not a steroid. It is a medication which is used to treat allergic conditions. Most commonly it is used to treat allergic conjunctivitis/pink eye. Do not take this medication without consulting your doctor.

Q. Can Polo cause eye irritation?

Usually, Polo do not cause irritation of eyes as it helps in reducing the inflammation and irritation in the eye. However, there are chances of eye irritation, abnormal eye sensation, and eye discomfort in some patients.

Q. Can a child take Polo?

Polo can be used in children above 3 years of age at the same dose as in adults. But, it should not be used in children under 3 years of age. This is because the safety of children of such age group have not been established.

Q. Does Polo make you sleepy?

Usually, using Polo topically does not make you sleepy but sometimes there are chances that it can cause sleepiness. However, if other anti-allergic medication are taken orally along with this medication then they may make you sleepy. Do not drive or perform any machinery work if you are sleepy Contact your doctor if the medicine makes you uneasy.

Q. How long can you use Polo?

The Polo should be instilled in the affected eye(s) with one drop twice daily. The duration of treatment with Polo will depend upon the disease condition, its severity, and the response of the patient to the treatment. The medicine can be given for as long as four months, if considered necessary. However, the exact duration is decided by your doctor.

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