Proctosedyl Ointment (30g)
- Treats Haemorrhoids and Piles
- Improves symptoms wihtin 7 days
- Reduces pain and swelling
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What is Proctosedyl Ointment?
Proctosedyl is an ointment that contains two different active ingredients: cinchocaine hydrochloride and hydrocortisone.
This ointment used to treat the pain and discomfort that comes with haemorrhoids. It is prescribed to provide short-term relief from these symptoms and should not be used for longer than 7 days.
How can I buy Proctosedyl ointment online safely?
Proctosedyl ointment is only available to purchase when you have a prescription. To safely order medicine online, you should only ever order from a UK-registered pharmacy, like Medicine Direct. We are fully registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), which means we can guarantee that all of our medicine is approved and safe to use.
To order Proctosedyl ointment from our website, just complete a short online consultation with a registered doctor or pharmacist. After reviewing your answers, they will prescribe Proctosedyl if they find it to be a safe ointment for you to use. This prescription then allows you to order your medicine from our online pharmacy; place your order by 2pm to receive next day delivery.
What is Proctosedyl used to treat?
Proctosedyl ointment is mostly used to treat the unpleasant symptoms which are associated with haemorrhoids, such as pain, itching and irritation.
How does Proctosedyl Ointment help Haemorrhoids?
Proctosedyl ointment comes in a tube that has an attachable plastic applicator, which makes it easy and hygienic to apply.
This ointment contains two different active ingredients. One active ingredient is cinchocaine hydrochloride, which is a local anaesthetic that blocks the pain messages along the nerve fibres at the area of treatment.
The second active ingredient is a corticosteroid medicine called hydrocortisone. Hydrocortisone works by relieving the pain and inflammation that comes with haemorrhoids. Inflammation is the result of an immune response that makes your blood vessels widen; this causes the affected area to become red, painful and swollen. This medicine works within the cell to reduce the substances that cause this inflammation.
Who can use Proctosedyl ointment?
Proctosedyl ointment is an effective short-term treatment for the symptoms of haemorrhoids, but it is not suitable for everyone to use.
Do not use Proctosedyl ointment if you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this medicine (please refer to the Ingredients tab for a full list of substances), or if you have any kind of infection.
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if:
- You are currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- There is a possibility that you are pregnant
- You are trying to get pregnant
Read the patient information leaflet for full information on who may not be suitable to use Proctosedyl ointment. If you are not sure if this medicine is suitable for you, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Proctosedyl ointment comes with the risk of side effects, although not everyone will be affected by them.
You should speak to your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects last for longer than a few days or become severe:
- Thinning of the skin
- Blurred vision
- Skin rash
Please note, this list may not be exhaustive. See the Side Effects tab for further details; always read the patient information leaflet for a comprehensive list of side effects.
How to use Proctosedyl Ointment
Always use Proctosedyl ointment exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has instructed you. Read the patient information leaflet, which will come with your medicine, and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Apply Proctosedyl to your anus in the morning, evening and after each bowel movement. Only apply this ointment to your back passage and the surrounding areas. Do not apply it to your face; do not swallow it or get it in your eyes.
Do not use Proctosedyl ointment for longer than 7 days.
If you feel this medicine is too strong or not strong enough, do not alter your dose without speaking to your doctor or pharmacist about it.
How do I use Proctosedyl?
Always use this medicine as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.
To apply the ointment to external haemorrhoids:
- Wash your hands thoroughly.
- Squeeze a small amount of the ointment onto your fingertip.
- Gently rub the ointment over the affected area.
- After you have applied the ointment, wash your hands again.
To apply to internal haemorrhoids:
- Wash your hands.
- Screw the plastic nozzle onto the end of the tube.
- Gently insert the nozzle into your anus.
- As you pull the nozzle out, squeeze the tube gently.
- Do not move for 1 or 2 minutes.
- After use, wash your hands and the nozzle.
What if I use too much?
If you use this Proctosedyl for longer than 7 days, speak to your doctor.
What if I forget to use it?
If you forget to apply the ointment, just apply it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled application, just skip the dose you missed and keep using Proctosedyl ointment as normal.
Never use a double dose to try and make up for missing a previous one.
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Proctosedyl Ointment Side Effects
Using this ointment for a long time may cause adrenal suppression.
Symptoms of this include:
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Weight loss
- Feeling hungry or nervous
Serious allergic reaction
Call 999 or go to A&E immediately if you have any of the following symptoms. You may be having a serious allergic reaction and require treatment in hospital straight away;
- You are finding it hard to breathe or speak
- You have a skin rash that may include red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
- You have tightness in your chest or throat
- You are wheezing
- Your mouth, face, throat, lips or tongue starts swelling
Always read the patient information leaflet for full details on side effects. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
Proctosedyl Ointment Warnings
Before you start taking a new medicine, inform your doctor or pharmacist of any other medicine you are already taking. This includes prescription and non-prescription medication, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements.
Certain medicines can increase the effects of Proctosedyl ointment, including some medicines to treat HIV.
If you experience blurred vision while using Proctosedyl ointment, you should not drive, cycle or operate machinery. Seek medical attention straight away if you get blurred vision while using this medication.
This medication contains wool fat (lanolin). This ingredient may cause local skin reactions, such as contact dermatitis.
Always read the patient information for a comprehensive list of warnings and precautions. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you start using it.
Proctosedyl Ointment Ingredients
Proctosedyl ointment contains two active ingredients: cinchocaine hydrochloride and hydrocortisone.
It also contains wool fat (lanolin), liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin.
How it works - get your medicine in 3 simple steps
- 1 Choose your treatment Select the treatment or medication you need and answer a few questions online regarding your condition.
- 2 Online consultation Our Independent Prescribers will review your questions and assess your suitability for the medication.
- 3 Receive your delivery Your medication is dispensed and delivered directly to you from our UK based Pharmacy.