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Overview

Introduction

Polycain Oral Gel is a combination medicine used in the treatment of acidity, stomach ulcer, bloating. It neutralizes excessive acid in the stomach and helps in easy passage of gas.

Polycain Oral Gel is taken with food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are chalky taste, diarrhea, and constipation. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. To overcome constipation, you should add fiber-rich foods in your diet and stay hydrated.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Polycain Oral Gel

Side effects of Polycain Oral Gel

Common
  • Chalky taste
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Chalky taste
    Keep your mouth clean. Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with saltwater or mouthwash after each snack or meal. Use plastic or glass utensils if the food tastes like metal. Avoid very hot or very cold foods. Chewing mints or gums may also help in improving the taste. Increase your fluid intake and choose foods that have strong flavors. Try adding garlic, lemon juice, herbs, spices and pickles or chutneys. Avoid cigarette smoking.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.

How to use Polycain Oral Gel

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Polycain Oral Gel is to be taken with food.

How Polycain Oral Gel works

Polycain Oral Gel is a combination of two medicines: Magaldrate and simethicone. Magaldrate is an inorganic salt that neutralises the excess acid in stomach. Simethicone is an antifoaming medicine which disintegrates gas bubbles and allows easy passage of gas.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Polycain Oral Gel.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Polycain Oral Gel during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Polycain Oral Gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Polycain Oral Gel does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Polycain Oral Gel in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Polycain Oral Gel in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Polycain Oral Gel
₹0.79/ml of Oral Gel
Ulticid 800 mg/125 mg Oral Gel
Unimarck Healthcare Ltd
₹0.37/ml of Oral Gel
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Quick Tips

  • It is better to take it after food or as suggested by the doctor.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent acidity from happening:
    • Avoid taking hot tea, coffee, spicy food, and chocolate. Instead, have cold milk and cold coffee as these help neutralize the acid in the stomach.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
    • Avoid eating late at night or before bedtime.
  • Do not take Polycain Oral Gel at least 2 hours before or after taking other medicines. It may interact with other medicines.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice any signs of appendicitis such as lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, nausea, and vomiting. 

Patient Concerns

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Mouth ulcers with chewing toboco
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
kenacort .1 percent oral gel for application twice daily over ulcers . Tab folvite 5 mg once daily for 1 month
I had Stomach ulcers a year ago, had medications, but still i feel bloating and stomach ache and also i have high homocystine levels.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Please consult a physician regarding this
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References
  1. Drugs.com. Magaldrate and Simethicone. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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