Polycarbophil Pharmacology


About Polycarbophil
Bulk-forming agent, Laxative, Antidiarrheal.
Mechanism of Action of Polycarbophil
Polycarbophil is the polyacrylic acid cross linked with divinyl glycol.It is used in diarrhea disorders. It is a pharmacologically inert substance that has the capacity to bind free faecal water. Therefore it is used in diarrhoeal disorders to decrease the fluidity of stools.It produces its action mainly in intestine or colon.It is also used as a bulk forming laxative.
Pharmacokinets of Polycarbophil
Onset of Action for Polycarbophil
Duration of Action for Polycarbophil
Half Life of Polycarbophil
Side Effects of Polycarbophil
1.Sense of fullness
Contra-indications of Polycarbophil
1.Hypersensitivity to Polycarbophil
2.Bowel obstruction
3.Faecal impaction
Special Precautions while taking Polycarbophil
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Indications for Polycarbophil
Interactions for Polycarbophil
Typical Dosage for Polycarbophil
Schedule of Polycarbophil
Storage Requirements for Polycarbophil
Store it at 15 -25 degree C in a tightly closed container .Protect away from heat and light. Keep out of the reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Polycarbophil
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time to take the next dose then skip the missed dose and do not double the dose
Effects of Overdose of Polycarbophil
Give supportive measures and treatment.

Home Delivery for Polycarbophil in Your City

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Polycarbophil is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for polycarbophil might be better known than polycarbophil itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have polycarbophil in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for polycarbophil.