Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Cervicitis, Vaginitis
Adult: As supp: Insert 1 supp deep into vagina every other day at bedtime. Treatment duration depends on severity of condition.
Special Precautions
Pregnancy and lactation. 
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Local irritation.
Reproductive system and breast disorders: Vaginal dryness, vaginal discharge.
Patient Counseling Information
Avoid sexual intercourse during and 7 days after treatment. Avoid use of irritant soap during treatment. Not recommended for use during menstruation.
Mechanism of Action: Policresulen is an organic acid with a topical healing effect. It promotes haemostasis by enabling blood protein coagulation and allowing contraction of muscle fibres of small calibre blood vessels, and chemical debridement through interaction with devitalised plasma membrane phospholipid molecules, thus causing denaturation of cellular proteins allowing for their removal. Its acidity and coagulating properties provide antimicrobial effects against staphylococcus spp, streptococcus spp, and Candida albicans.
Synonym: Metacresolsuphonic acid-formaldehyde
Excretion: Elimination half-life: 4-5 hours.
Chemical Structure

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Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Summary for CID 3050404, Policresulen. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Policresulen. Accessed Apr. 27, 2021.

Store below 25°C. Protect from light.
MIMS Class
Preparations for Vaginal Conditions
ATC Classification
G01AX03 - policresulen ; Belongs to the class of other antiinfectives and antiseptics. Used in the treatment of gynecological infections.
D08AE02 - policresulen ; Belongs to the class of phenol and derivatives antiseptics. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Anon. Policresulen. Lexicomp Online. Hudson, Ohio. Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information, Inc. https://online.lexi.com. Accessed 13/04/2021.

Buckingham R (ed). Policresulen. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference [online]. London. Pharmaceutical Press. https://www.medicinescomplete.com. Accessed 13/04/2021.

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