Haemorrhoids or piles are small lumps caused by varicose veins that can develop either inside the anus or outside of the anus, leading to a number of uncomfortable symptoms, such as irritation, itching and inflammation.
Anusol HC has been clinically proven to provide fast relief for haemorrhoid symptoms. This prescription treatment is available as an ointment and suppository to not only treat the infection but also reduce the amount of time you have the outbreak. It can help to alleviate itching, soreness and associated pain including that felt after bowel movements. In addition to helping alleviate symptoms it also protects the skin surrounding haemorrhoids to stop it from getting infected further. Anusol HC is effective for treating piles both externally and internally. The hydrocortisone ingredient cleverly activates only when needed to relieve itching, irritation and swelling.
Anusol HC ointment contains benzyl benzoate (1.25%), bismuth oxide (0.875%), bismuth subgallate (2.25%), hydrocortisone acetate (0.25%), Peru balsam (1.875%), and zinc oxide (10.75%). Anusol HC suppositories contain benzyl benzoate 33mg, bismuth oxide 24mg, bismuth subgallate 59mg, hydrocortisone acetate 10mg, Peru balsam 49mg, and zinc oxide 296mg.
Both Anusol HC ointment and suppositories contain a number of ingredients which work together to alleviate the discomfort and irritation caused by haemorrhoids. Hydrocortisone works as a steroid to reduce inflammation or swelling caused by the piles. In addition the rest of the ingredients are mildly astringent and have antiseptic properties, meaning they work to help sooth the irritation caused by haemorrhoids. Peru balsam works as a protective and healing agent by helping to promote the growth of skin cells.
The separate ingredients in Anusol HC work together to help alleviate the discomfort and pain associated with hemorrhoids.
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. If you are suffering from a viral or fungal infection that causes skin sores then you should not use this medication. If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, speak to a doctor before taking this treatment. Anusol HC ointment or suppositories are not suitable for children.
As Anusol HC hemorrhoid treatment can be prescribed in two forms it is important to follow the instructions as per the leaflet inside the packaging as the directions differ. An overview of the instructions is as follows:
Cream application – external
The cream should not be used for any more than 7 days unless instructed to do so by a doctor.
Internal cream application
Most medications carry the risk of side effects, however, not every person will experience them.
This medication uses castor oil and lanolin, which may cause skin reactions in some people. If symptoms get worse or do not improve after you have been taking this medication for a week, stop taking the medication and seek medical advice.
This medication may not be suitable for you if you:
You should also talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Anusol HC if you have rectal bleeding that is not caused by haemorrhoids, as this may be a sign of a more serious problem.
You can purchase Anusol HC safely online without visiting your doctor after filing in a short free online consultation form which will be reviewed by one of our doctors. If this medication is deemed to be suitable for you, a prescription will be issued and sent to our registered pharmacy. Your treatment will then be delivered to you using our free and discreet next-day delivery service.
Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.
|Product name||Anusol HC|
|Active ingredient(s)||Hydrocortisone Acetate|
|Description||Anusol HC is an effective treatment for haemorrhoids that works to reduce the swelling associated with this condition|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Available dosage||30g, 33g|
|Application||Men and women over 18 with haemorrhoids|
|Usage||Apply cream (or insert suppositories) 2 times per day|
|Drug class||Soothing preparation|
|Alcohol consumption||No influence|
|When breastfeeding||Studies have shown no affect, however contact your doctor for further advice|
|When pregnant||Studies have shown no affect, however contact your doctor for further advice|
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