Scheriproct Ointment (30g)

  • Relief from pain, irritation and itching that is associated with haemorrhoids
  • Symptoms should improve within 3 days
  • Contains local anaesthetic ingredients
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What is Scheriproct?

Scheriproct is an ointment that is used to relieve the pain, irritation and itching that is associated with haemorrhoids (piles).

It contains a local anaesthetic which works to relieve the pain, as well as a substance known as prednisolone hexanoate, which reduces inflammation.

Scheriproct is a short-term topical treatment that should not be used for longer than 7 days. It is only available to purchase on prescription.

How can I buy Scheriproct online safely?

You can buy Scheriproct ointment online safely from Medicine Direct. All you need to do is complete a simple and private online consultation with one of our registered doctors or pharmacists. They will give you a prescription to order this ointment from our registered online pharmacy if it is a safe treatment for you to use.

If you place your order by 2pm, we can also offer you next day delivery, allowing you to start your course of treatment almost immediately.

To safely order medicine online, you should never order it from anywhere other than a UK-registered pharmacy that is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), like Medicine Direct. We can guarantee all of our customers that all medication sold on our website is completely genuine and approved for use in the UK.

What are the benefits of Scheriproct?

Scheriproct ointment provides effective relief from the uncomfortable symptoms that come with haemorrhoids (piles), including itching, inflammation, pain and discomfort.

The local anaesthetic medicine contained in this topical treatment is prednisolone hexanoate. This medicine works by blocking the body's pain signals from reaching the brain. This temporarily numbs the area the ointment has been applied.

Scheriproct also contains the corticosteroid cinchocaine hydrochloride, which works in the body's cells to reduce the chemicals that make the skin red, swollen, painful and itchy. When combined, these two ingredients provide comprehensive relief from the symptoms of piles.

This medicine is a short-term treatment, but most people who use it will find that their symptoms have improved significantly after just a few days of continuous use.

Alternate OTC (over the counter) medication

Other forms of treatment are available to try, including:

These medicines can be bought from Medicine Direct after an online consultation with a registered health professional. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Who cannot use Scheriproct?

Scheriproct is an effective short-term treatment for the symptoms of haemorrhoids, but it is not suitable for everyone to use.

Do not use Scheriproct if any of the following applies to you:

  • You are allergic to prednisolone hexanoate, cinchocaine hydrochloride, any other local anaesthetics, or any of the other ingredients contained in this ointment (please refer to the Ingredients tab for full details)
  • You have a viral infection, such as chickenpox or shingles
  • You have any untreated bacterial or fungal infections of the skin

Possible side effects

Like all medicines Scheriproct ointment comes with the risk of some side effects, although they will not appear in everyone who uses it.

If you apply Scheriproct for longer than 7 days, you may experience thinning of the skin.

Some people who have used this treatment have also reported blurred vision as a side effect.

Speak to your doctor if you suffer from either of these problems.

Please refer to the Side Effects tab for more information on possible reactions.

Scheriproct Ointment Dosage and Directions 

How do I use Scheriproct?

Always use Scheriproct exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has instructed you. Read the patient information leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

Gently but thoroughly wash and dry the anus and the surrounding skin before applying Scheriproct ointment.

In most cases, you will be told to apply the ointment twice a day, although for quick relief, you can apply it three or four times on the first day of use.

If you need to apply the ointment inside the anus:

  • Screw the applicator onto the tube. Do not use if the applicator is damaged.
  • Squeeze the tube until the applicator has been filled with ointment. This is the equivalent to one dose of ointment.
  • Carefully insert the applicator inside the anus until the whole length of the applicator has been inserted.
  • Withdraw the applicator slowly while squeezing the tube.
  • Clean the applicator after each use. Use a cotton swab to remove any remaining ointment in the applicator and clean it again. Rinse the applicator under warm water for one minute, then dry with a paper towel.

If you need to apply the ointment around the anus:

  • Squeeze a pea-sized amount of ointment onto your finger tip.
  • Gently spread it over the skin and just inside the anus, but do not rub it in.

Do not use this treatment for longer than 7 days.

Always wash your hands before and after you have applied Scheriproct ointment.

What if I forget to use it?

If you forget to apply Scheriproct ointment, do not apply a double dose to try and make up for it. Just continue using it when you remember.

To help you remember to apply Scheriproct, try to apply the ointment at the same times every day. Some people find setting an alarm as a reminder is beneficial.

What if I use too much?

Using too much Scheriproct ointment or accidentally swallowing some is unlikely to cause you any harm. Speak to your doctor if you become worried.


What does Scheriproct ointment contain?

Scheriproct ointment contains the local anaesthetic cinchocaine hydrochloride and the corticosteroid prednisolone hexanoate. It also contains: macrogol-400-monoricinoleate, castor oil, hydrogenated, castor oil, refined, 2 octyldodecanol, perfume oil, Chypre.

How long does it take for Scheriproct to work?

This ointment is prescribed for short-term relief of the symptoms of piles. Most people start to notice an improvement in your symptoms after a few days. After 7 days, you should be able to notice a significant difference if the treatment has worked. Do not use this product for longer than 7 days.

How does Scheriproct work?

Scheriproct contains a local anaesthetic medicine and a corticosteroid. These work together to relieve the pain, itching and discomfort that is caused by piles. The ointment also works to reduce inflammation, thus easing discomfort.

Can I use other piles treatments with Scheriproct?

Unless specifically instructed to do so by a doctor, you should not combine Scheriproct ointment with any other piles treatments.

How severe should my haemorrhoids be to use Scheriproct ointment?

This ointment is normally prescribed to treat mild to moderate cases of piles (first to second degree).

What if Scheriproct doesn't work?

Do not keep using this treatment for longer than your doctor has told you to. If you find that it has not provided effective relief from your problem, speak to your doctor; they will be able to assess your problem and recommend an alternative course of treatment.

Should I stop using Scheriproct as soon as my piles clear up?

If your condition has cleared up before the course of treatment is over, you should keep applying Scheriproct ointment for a couple of days afterwards, as long as this does not mean you use it for longer than seven days. This will make sure any remaining haemorrhoids have also been treated properly, reducing the risk of the problem coming back.

If I stop using Scheriproct will my piles return?

In some cases, this ointment may clear your piles to the point where using over-the-counter products like Anusol, combined with healthy lifestyle choices, can keep them at bay. Some people find that their piles do come back, in which case you should seek medical attention. You must not use this treatment for longer than 7 days, or as a preventative measure against haemorrhoids coming back.

I'm under 18, can I use Scheriproct?

You will need to talk to your GP if you are under the age of 18.

It cleared up my piles but they have come back, can I use it again?

You can restart your course of treatment if your piles come back again, as long as you do not use this medicine for longer than seven consecutive days.

Is there anything else I can do while I am using it to help my haemorrhoids?

Aside from using this treatment, you should also keep the affected area as clean as possible. This will stop your symptoms from getting worse and also help to fight off infection. Do not scrub the affected area too hard, as this may make your symptoms worse by causing it to become irritated. If you are constipated, this can make piles worse. For this reason, you should do all you can to avoid becoming constipated, such as: Eating a balanced diet that is high in fibre Taking regular exercise Avoid straining when having a bowel movement Drink lots of water

I’m pregnant, can I use it?

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you use this ointment if: You are pregnant You are breastfeeding You think you might be pregnant You are trying to get pregnant

Why can I only buy one tube of Scheriproct online at one time?

This medicine is a prescription-only treatment, so we can only sell you one tube at a time. Furthermore, Scheriproct ointment is not supposed to be used for longer than seven days at a time, so one tube should be sufficient to treat one case of haemorrhoids.

Is Scheriproct available for next day delivery?

Yes, we can offer you next day delivery on your medication if you place your order by 2pm.

Is it safe to buy Scheriproct online?

It is completely safe to purchase this medicine online if you order with Medicine Direct. We are a fully registered UK pharmacy, regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), which means that we can guarantee all of our customers that the medicine they order from us is genuine, safe and approved for use in the UK.All of our doctors, pharmacists and prescribers are fully registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This certifies that they are completely qualified to prescribe medication, just like your local doctor. To safely purchase medication online, never order from anywhere other than a fully registered pharmacy, like Medicine Direct.

How do I order Scheriproct online?

To order Scheriproct ointment from Medicine Direct, all you need to do is complete a simple and confidential online consultation with a member of our medical team. One of our certified doctors or pharmacists will review your answers and give you a prescription for this medication if they deem it safe for you to take. You can then place your order at our online pharmacy and, if you order by 2pm, your medication will be with you the very next day.

What are the advantages of buying Scheriproct online?

Ordering online from Medicine Direct takes away the waiting that comes with trying to book an appointment with your local GP - which can sometimes take days. Just complete a simple and private online consultation and your answers will be reviewed by one of our registered doctors or pharmacists. They will give you a prescription to order an appropriate form of treatment from our UK-registered pharmacy. We offer next day delivery on all orders placed by 2pm meaning that, aside from moving straight to the head of the queue to be assessed, you will also be able to begin your course of treatment almost immediately.

Scheriproct Ointment Side effects

More details of side effects can be found on the main product page.

Some people have reported skin reactions.

In rare cases, you may suffer a serious allergic reaction to Scheriproct ointment. Call 999 or go to A&E straight away if you notice any of the following:

  • You are wheezing
  • You get a skin rash that may include red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
  • You are finding it hard to speak or breathe
  • You get tightness in your chest or throat
  • Your face, mouth, lips, eyes, throat or tongue starts to swell

You could be having a serious allergic reaction and require immediate treatment in hospital.

Always read the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects and details on how to cope with them. If you are worried about getting side effects or have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you start to apply this ointment.

Scheriproct Ointment Warnings

What precautions/interactions are there when using Scheriproct?

Before you start to apply this ointment, you must inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are already taking any other medication. This includes prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal remedies, vitamins or supplements.

Certain medicines may increase the effects of Scheriproct ointment, including some medicines used in the treatment of HIV. If you need to take any of these medicines at the same time, your doctor may advise a different form of haemorrhoid treatment, or wish to monitor you more closely while you are using it.

Scheriproct ointment contains castor oil, castor oil hydrogenated and macrogol 400 monoricinoleate. These ingredients may cause skin reactions in some users.

It also contains perfume oil, chypre (fragrances), which may also cause allergic reactions.

Always read the patient information leaflet for a complete list of warnings and drug interactions. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before first applying the ointment if you have any concerns.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

There may be a possible risk to a baby's development when the pregnant mother is using Scheriproct. Like most medicines, this risk is likely to be at its height during the first 3 months of pregnancy.

Talk to your doctor before using Scheriproct if you are currently pregnant, think you might be pregnant, are trying to get pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Scheriproct Ointment Ingredients

The active ingredients contained in Scheriproct ointment are: prednisolone hexanoate and cinchocaine hydrochloride.

The following inactive substances are also contained in the ointment: macrogol-400-monoricinoleate, castor oil, hydrogenated, castor oil, refined, 2 octyldodecanol, perfume oil, Chypre.

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