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Policresulen Topical



Policresulen topical is used to treat gynaecological conditions such as vaginitis (vaginal inflammation accompanied with discharge, itching and pain) and cervicitis (itching, pain, and discharge due to the infection, irritation or injury of the cervix i.e. the opening of the womb) and wound healing after removal of cervical polyps (smooth red finger-like growths in the cervix). In combination with cinchocaine hydrochloride, it is used to treat haemorrhoids (swollen blood vessels of the rectum i.e. piles) associated with inflammation and bleeding.

How it works

Policresulen belongs to the class of medications called as hemostatics and antiseptics. It acts by inhibiting and killing the bacteria responsible for the infection. Policresulen as a suppository enables clotting of the blood proteins thereby controlling any bleeding at the area of application.

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Itching, Skin redness, Gastrointestinal discomfort


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Expert advice

  • Consult your doctor before using policresulen ointment in children under 18 years of age.
  • Discontinue use of policresulen and consult your doctor if you develop any allergic reaction.
  • Ointment or suppository for hemorrhoids should be applied after the bowel movement.
  • Take precautions to avoid staining of the clothes while using policresulen ointment.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to policresulen or any of its ingredients.

Content on this page was last updated on 03 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)