Anusol Plus HC 12 Suppositories

  • Treatment for both internal and external piles
  • Symptoms should clear within 7 days
  • Also available as Ointment
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What are Anusol Plus HC suppositories?

Anusol Pluss HC suppositories are a treatment for the symptoms of anal itching and internal and external haemorrhoids (piles). It is suitable for adults over 18 years old.

They contain the following active ingredients:  hydrocortisone acetate, benzyl benzoate, bismuth subgallate, bismuth oxide, zinc oxide and balsam peru. Each of these ingredients possess different properties which work to relieve your symptoms and aid recovery.

You can buy Anusol Plus suppositories from Medicine Direct after an online consultation with one of our registered doctors, who will prescribe this medicine after assessing your symptoms. Order by 2pm and we can offer you free next day delivery.

Each pack contains 12 suppositories.

How does Anusol Plus HC work to treat piles?

Each of the active ingredients in Anusol Plus HC suppositories have properties that can aid in the treatment of piles.

Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild steroid which can help to reduce inflammation.

Balsam peru has a protective action on sore areas, which could help healing; it is also mildly antiseptic.

Benzyl benzoate also has mild antiseptic properties.

Zinc oxide and bismuth salts are mildly antiseptic and astringent, helping to soothe raw areas.

What are haemorrhoids/piles?

Piles is a very common condition which will affect around 40% of people at some point during their lives. There are various different treatment options available to resolve this problem, but many people are too embarrassed to seek medical help for piles.

It is caused by varicose veins developing inside the rectum or anus, which leads to swelling. As a result, inflammation, itching and rectal bleeding are common symptoms, particularly when you have a bowel movement.

Haemorrhoids are due to an increased pressure in the blood vessels around the anus. If you are overweight, obese or sit down for long periods of time, you are more likely to develop haemorrhoids. They can also occur when you have diarrhoea or constipation.

Using Anusol HC Plus suppositories can help to relieve this uncomfortable condition.

Certain lifestyle changes can help to reduce your risk of suffering from piles. These include:

  • Eating a high-fibre diet
  • Taking regular exercise
  • Cutting down on how much tea, coffee and alcohol you drink
  • Eating fewer foods that are high in salt, sugar and fats
  • Eating more fresh fruit, vegetables and fish

Can I buy this product over the counter (OTC)?

You do not require a prescription to purchase this product, but we will need you to complete a short online consultation form before you order it from our pharmacy.

We sell Anusol Plus HC in packets of 12 suppositories; order by 2pm for free next day delivery.

When should Anusol Plus HC not be used?

Anusol Plus HC suppositories are an effective treatment for the symptoms of piles, but they are not suitable for everyone.

Do not use this product if you have fungal, viral or bacterial skin sores.

Do not use it if you are allergic to Anusol or any of the ingredients contained in these suppositories (please refer to the Ingredients tab for full details).

This product should not be used by anyone who is under 18 years of age.

You should not use Anusol Plus HC suppositories without seeking medical advice first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Make sure your doctor or pharmacist is aware if you are currently pregnant, trying to get pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently taking or have recently taken any other medication. Please refer to the Warnings and Drug Interactions tab for further details.

Always read the patient information leaflet thoroughly for comprehensive details on reasons why Anusol Plus HC suppositories may not be suitable for you.

Order safely online

Never order medicine online unless it is from a UK-registered pharmacy, like Medicine Direct.

All of our doctors are registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the General Medical Council (GMC), which means they are fully qualified to prescribe medicine just like your local GP.

We offer free delivery on all UK orders, and if you place your order by 2pm you will receive it the very next day.

Anusol Plus HC is available to order in packs of 12 suppositories from our online pharmacy.

Dosage, Directions and Usage

Always use Anusol Plus HC suppositories as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. Read the patient information leaflet thoroughly and check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure of how to use them.

This product should not be used by anyone under 18 years old.

Do not swallow the product.

How to use Anusol Plus HC suppositories

Wash your hands thoroughly before using these suppositories.

Gently clean and dry the anal area with a soft towel.

Insert one suppository into the anus at night, in the morning and after each bowel movement.

Wash your hands again after you have inserted the suppository.

Do not use more than 3 suppositories a day and do not use this product for longer than 7 consecutive days.

If your symptoms get worse or do not improve after 7 days, seek medical attention.


Store this product out of the sight and reach of children and do not store it in conditions above 25C.

Side effects

Like all medicines, Anusol Plus HC suppositories come with the risk of certain side effects, although not everyone who uses this product will get them.

While using Anusol Plus HC suppositories, you ay suffer sensitivity, including itching or pain while using the medicine.

Speak to your doctor if this bothers you or does not go away.

If you suffer rectal bleeding as a result of using Anusol Plus HC suppositories, you should seek medical attention as soon as you can.

Severe allergic reaction

In very rare cases, you may suffer a serious allergic reaction to Anusol Plus HC suppositories.

You must either dial 999 or go to A&E straight away if:

  • You are wheezing
  • You develop a skin rash that is red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
  • You have swelling around the affected area or anywhere else on your body
  • You are finding it hard to breathe or speak
  • You have tightness in the throat or chest


You may require immediate treatment in hospital.

If you are worried about side effects, we advise you to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Anusol HC Plus.

Warnings and drug interactions

Before using this medicine, you should make sure that your doctor or pharmacist is aware if you are currently taking any other medication. Inform them if you are currently taking, or have recently taken any prescription or non-prescription medicine, herbal remedies, vitamins or supplements.

If you suffer rectal bleeding as a result of using Anusol Plus HC suppositories, stop using them and seek medical attention.

Anusol Plus HC comes in packets of 12 suppositories, but you should not use more than three in one day.

Do not keep using this medicine for longer than 7 days. If your symptoms have not improved or gotten worse after using these suppositories for 7 days, you should speak to your doctor for advice on alternative treatments. They may refer you for tests to rule out something more serious.


The active ingredients contained in this medicine are: Hydrocortisone Acetate 10 mg, Zinc Oxide 296 mg, Bismuth Subgallate 59mg, Balsam Peru 49 mg, Benzyl Benzoate 33 mg and Bismuth Oxide 24 mg.

The inactive ingredients also contained are hard fat and kaolin light.

Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed above.

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