Postine syrup is used for Digestive disorders, Treatment for problems relating to starch digestion, Supplement treatment for pancreatic diseases, Cholesterol reduction, Regulation of postprandial serum glucose levels, Immunostimulatory activity, Digestion, Herpes zoster, Sore throat and throat swelling and other conditions. Postine syrup may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Postine syrup contains Diastase, Hemicellulose, Papain and Pepsin as active ingredients.
Postine syrup works by transforming starch into maltose, which in turn, converts into glucose; promoting regular bowel movement by increasing hydration of the stool; helping in the break down of proteins; breaking the larger proteins into smaller one;
Detailed information related to Postine syrup's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.


Postine syrup is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
Learn more: Uses


The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Postine syrup. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.


Before using Postine syrup, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Consult your doctor in case of pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Do not use if allergic to it
  • Lactation
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Surgery

Interactions with Postine syrup

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Postine syrup may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Postine syrup may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • SilvaSorb
  • Silver sulfadiazine topical
  • Thimerosal topical

When not to use Postine syrup

Hypersensitivity to Postine syrup is a contraindication. In addition, Postine syrup should not be used if you have the following conditions:
  • Allergic reactions
  • Breastfeeding
  • Crohn's disease
  • Formation of fibrous tissue in the colon
  • Gout
  • High amount of uric acid in the blood
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Inadequate absorption of nutrients due to short bowel
  • Intestinal obstruction in the fetus or newborn
  • Pregnancy

Composition and Active Ingredients

Postine syrup is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Packages and Strengths

Postine syrup is available in the following packages and strengths
Postine syrup - Packages: 120 ml

Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Postine syrup safe to use when pregnant?
    • Diastase: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Hemicellulose: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Papain: No
    • Pepsin: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Postine syrup safe while breastfeeding?
    • Diastase: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Hemicellulose: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Papain: No
    • Pepsin: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Can Postine syrup be used for digestive disorders and treatment for problems relating to starch digestion?
    Yes, digestive disorders and treatment for problems relating to starch digestion are among the most common reported uses for Postine syrup. Please do not use Postine syrup for digestive disorders and treatment for problems relating to starch digestion without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Postine syrup.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when using this product?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Postine syrup medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Postine syrup. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, the government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can i stop using this product immediately or do I have to slowly wean off the use?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Postine syrup

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Postine syrup

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Postine syrup, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.

Storage of Postine syrup

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Postine syrup.

Expired Postine syrup

  • Taking a single dose of expired Postine syrup is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drugs. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to the product package.

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This page was last updated on 9/27/2020.
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