Full Prescribing Info
Policresulen (condensation product of metacresolsulfonic acid & methanal).
Local treatment of inflammation or infection and tissue damage of vagina and cervix (eg, discharge due to bacterial, trichomonal and fungal infections, pressure sores from pessaries), condylomata acuminate, etc. Protuberance of cervical mucosa (cervical ectopia).
Dosage/Direction for Use
If not prescribed otherwise:
1 vaginal supp should be used every 2nd day.
If Albothyl concentrate has been used, 1 vaginal supp should be introduced into the vagina every 2nd day during intervals between cauterizations. To facilitate its introduction, the suppository may be moistened with water and then, preferably with the patient in the supine position, introduced deep into the vagina.
A nighttime application of the vaginal suppositories is the most practical. The additional use of a sanitary towel avoids the soiling of clothing and bedding.
Special Notes: Albothyl brings about stimulation of the healing process. There is no reason to be anxious when necrotic tissue, even in large quantities, is sloughed from the diseased area.
Like every other vaginal medicament, Albothyl should not be used during menstruation.
The patient must not wash with irritant soaps or have sexual intercourse during the treatment period.
Keep the eyes protected from Albothyl.
After contact with Albothyl, all textiles and leather should be rinsed with water before the preparation has had time to dry.
Immediately after use, all instruments, etc should be kept in a basin of water (if possible, with the addition of 1-2% sodium bicarbonate) until sterilisation.
The flecked appearance of the vaginal suppositories is due to the natural appearance of the suppository base, and has no effect on its applicability, effectiveness or tolerability.
Suppositories are not indicated for use in children and adolescents <18 years or in postmenopausal women, as to date there is no experience in these age groups.
In case of contact with Albothyl suppositories, the eyes must be thoroughly rinsed out at once with water, it may be necessary to consult an ophthalmologist.
Use in pregnancy & lactation: During pregnancy, particularly in advanced stages, swabbing of the endocervix should be avoided.
Swabbing of the ectocervix and adjoining parts of the vagina should only be undertaken when specially indicated, and then only with extreme caution.
During pregnancy, Albothyl should be administered only if absolutely necessary, taking into account all the possible risks for mother and child. Animal experiments have failed to indicate any malformations.
Studies on the risk of the application to pregnant women are not available. It is not known whether the active principle is excreted in the milk of nursing mothers.
Side Effects
Local irritation is occasionally observed at the beginning of treatment with Albothyl, but usually subsides rapidly.
When treating the oral mucosa, it must be remembered that the high acidity of Albothyl could cause damage to the dental enamel.
The following additional undesirable effects have been reported for use of preparations containing policresulen: Urticaria, systemic allergic reactions (eg, angioedema, generalized urticaria) up to anaphylaxis, vaginal candidiasis, pruritus vulvae, discharge of shreds of mucous membrane, discomfort, dryness of the vagina, sensation of a foreign body being present in the vagina.
Drug Interactions
Albothyl is exclusively for local use. During therapy, no other topical agent should be applied to the same region as drug interactions cannot be excluded.
Store at room temperature not exceeding 25°C.
ATC Classification
G01AX03 - policresulen ; Belongs to the class of other antiinfectives and antiseptics. Used in the treatment of gynecological infections.
Vag supp 90 mg x 6's.
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