Polyxx 500000IU Injection

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Introduction

Polyxx 500000IU Injection is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe bacterial infections of the body. It works by killing and stopping the growth of bacteria that cause these problems. It is commonly used to treat critically ill patients admitted to the hospital.

Polyxx 500000IU Injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional. You should get the injections at the same time each day to get the most benefit and you should keep on taking this medicine for as long as you are prescribed it, even if your symptoms quickly improve. If you stop taking it too early the infection may return or worsen.

Some people may develop side effects like anaphylactic reaction, kidney damage, neurotoxicity, fever, or pain, redness, and swelling at the site of injection. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or will not go away.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotic or have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant women should consult their doctor before using it. Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor kidney function.

Uses of Polyxx Injection

  • Treatment of Severe bacterial infections

Benefits of Polyxx Injection

In Treatment of Severe bacterial infections

Polyxx 500000IU Injection is an antibiotic that works by killing bacteria which can cause serious infections. It is a versatile medicine used to treat many different types of bacterial infections. This medicine is usually given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered at home.

This medicine usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Polyxx Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Polyxx

  • Anaphylactic reaction
  • Fever
  • Kidney damage
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Polyxx Injection

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

How Polyxx Injection works

Polyxx 500000IU Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by destroying the bacterial cell membrane.

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Polyxx 500000IU Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Polyxx 500000IU 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Polyxx 500000IU Injection 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
Polyxx 500000IU Injection may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Polyxx 500000IU Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Polyxx 500000IU Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Polyxx 500000IU Injection treats serious bacterial infections that have not responded to treatment with other antibiotics.
  • It is given by injection or drip (infusion) into a vein usually over 30-60 minutes.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor the level of the medicine in your blood.
  • Polyxx 500000IU Injection treats serious bacterial infections that have not responded to treatment with other antibiotics. 
  • It is given by injection or drip (infusion) into a vein usually over 30-60 minutes. 
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat. 
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor the level of the medicine in your blood. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Polymyxins
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL OTOLOGICALS
Action Class
Cell membrane active agent

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FAQs

Q. What is Polyxx 500000IU Injection? What is it used for?

Polyxx 500000IU Injection is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe infections of the skin, soft tissues, heart and blood. It is commonly used to treat critically ill patients who are hospitalized.

Q. How is Polyxx 500000IU Injection administered?

Polyxx 500000IU Injection should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Polyxx 500000IU Injection.

Q. Is Polyxx 500000IU Injection safe?

Polyxx 500000IU Injection is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What are the side effects of Polyxx 500000IU Injection?

Some common side effects associated with Polyxx 500000IU Injection include reduced urination, breathing problems, numbness, vertigo, blurred vision, facial redness, slurred speech and pain. However, these side effects are usually not bothersome and resolve in some time. If they persist for a longer duration or worry you, consult your doctor.

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Plot No 264, Patrika Nagar Madhapur, Hitech City Hyderabad, Telangana India - 500081
Country of origin: India

MRP
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1 Injection in 1 vial
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