Polidocanol Injection - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Polidocanol Injection

Generic Name : Polidocanol Injection
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Polidocanol Injection are provided here.
Pronunciation : pol-ee-doe-KAY-nol
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Polidocanol Injection, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y48.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Local Anesthetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Polidocanol Injection

India : 

International : 


Why is Polidocanol Injection Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a local anaesthetic and antipruritic agent, prescribed for small varicose veins. It works by damaging the cell lining of blood vessels.


When should Polidocanol Injection not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with blood clots (deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)) and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Polidocanol Injection?

Adult- IV- The recommended dose is 0.1 to 0.3 mL per injection.

How should Polidocanol Injection be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Polidocanol Injection?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood clots, alcoholism, any allergy, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Patient may develop with severe anaphylactic reactions with the following symptoms: rash, itching, hoarseness, trouble in breathing, trouble in swallowing, any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth. If it is so consult with your doctor.

It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Polidocanol Injection?

   Most Common : •   Local : Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration or warmth.
   Central Nervous System : Anxiety, dizziness or lightheadedness, fainting, inability to speak, loss of consciousness, nerve injury, seizures, sudden headache, slurred speech, unconsciousness, unusual tiredness or weakness.
   Heart : Chest pain, fast, irregular heartbeat and tightness in the chest.
   Respiratory : Cough, difficulty in breathing and wheezing.
   Eye and ENT : Blurred vision and temporary blindness.
   Skin : Discoloration of the skin, abnormal hair growth, rash and blisters.
   Miscellaneous : Fever, body weakness and pain in the arm or legs.

What are the other precautions for Polidocanol Injection?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Polidocanol Injection?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30C).

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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