Uniroid HC Ointment (30g)

Buy Uniroid HC Ointment for treatment of Haemorrhoids

  • Relieves symptoms of internal & external haemorrhoids
  • Effective relief from the pain, discomfort and itching
  • Easy application
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About Uniroid HC Ointment (30g)
  1. What is Uniroid HC?

    Uniroid HC ointment is a topical treatment that is used to provide short-term relief from the pain and itching caused by external and internal haemorrhoids (piles).

    It contains a corticosteroid medicine and a local anaesthetic for reduced swelling and discomfort. This medication is also available to purchase as a suppository.

    You can only buy Uniroid HC on prescription. 

    What is Uniroid HC used to treat?

    Uniroid HC ointment provides effective relief from the pain, discomfort and itching that comes with both external and internal haemorrhoids (piles).

    This medication can be used by adults and children who are at least 12 years old.

    According to Mayoclinic.org, there are a number of triggers that can cause haemorrhoids, including:

    • Stress
    • Constipation
    • Pregnancy
    • Straining during a bowel movement
    • Sitting down for too long
    • Obesity
    • Diarrhoea
    • Obesity
    • Anal intercourse
    • Heavy lifting
    • Low-fibre diet

    Many people suffer for unnecessarily long periods of time with the condition because they are too embarrassed to seek medical attention. This condition can normally be treated quite easily and there are a wide variety of treatment options available to ease your symptoms.

    Why is Unuroid HC recommended for haemorrhoids?

    Cinchocaine hydrochloride has been used to treat haemorrhoids for many years and clinical trials have concluded that it is an effective and safe medicine to use. 

    Hydrocortisone is a renowned corticosteroid for relieving inflammation in short-term use. 

    How does Uniroid HC effectively treat haemorrhoids?

    Uniroid HC contains two active ingredients (hydrocortisone and cinchocaine hydrochloride) which work in different ways to alleviate the unpleasant symptoms of haemorrhoids.

    Hydrocortisone belongs to a class of medicines known as corticosteroids, which are used to relieve inflammation. When used in and around the anal area for piles, hydrocortisone reduces the swelling and itching that is caused by haemorrhoids.

    Cinchocaine hydrochloride is a local anaesthetic medicine that blocks your nerve endings from sending pain signals to the brain. This, in turn, relieves the pain.

    Who can use Uniroid HC ointment?

    Uniroid HC ointment is not a suitable treatment for everyone to use.

    Do not use Uniroid HC if any of the following apply to you:

    • You are allergic to cinchocaine hydrochloride or any other local anaesthetics
    • You are allergic to hydrocortisone or any other steroid medicines
    • You have tuberculosis
    • You are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this treatment
    • You have any form of skin infection

    Can you buy Uniroid HC ointment over the counter?

    Uniroid HC is only available on prescription. You cannot buy it over the counter.

    Can you buy Uniroid HC online in the UK?

    You must have a prescription to buy Uniroid HC ointment. After completing an online consultation, you can order this treatment from Medicine Direct; one of our registered prescribers will review your answers and make sure that this medication is safe for you to use.

    Uniroid HC alternatives 

    Various alternative prescription treatments can be ordered from our pharmacy to treat haemorrhoids. However, you will need to fill out our online questionnaire before you can buy them.

    Topical medicines such as Scheriproct, Xyloproct, and Proctosedyl also combine a corticosteroid medicine with a local anaesthetic for full relief from the unpleasant symptoms of piles.

    To reduce the risk of haemorrhoids, you can make various lifestyle alternations:

    • Drink less caffeine and alcohol
    • Incorporate a high fibre diet
    • Take regular exercise
    • Drink plenty of water
    • Go to the toilet as soon as you feel you need to
    • Do not sit down for long periods of time
  2. How do I apply Uniroid HC Ointment?

    Always use Uniroid HC ointment exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has instructed you. Read the patient information leaflet thoroughly and ask your doctor or pharmacist for further guidance if you are still not sure.

    Do not use this medicine for longer than 7 days. Uniroid HC should not be used by children under the age of 12.

    To open the tube for the first time, remove the cap, turn it upside down and use it to pierce the seal over the nozzle.

    Before applying the ointment, gently wash the area around the anus with water and dry gently using cotton wool.

    Do not apply the ointment with toilet paper.

    Always wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying the ointment.

    For external haemorrhoids:

    1. Wash your hands.
    2. Apply a small amount of ointment onto your finger.
    3. Spread the ointment onto the affected area, but do not rub it in.

    For internal haemorrhoids:

    1. Screw the plastic applicator nozzle that came with the ointment onto the end of the tube and insert the nozzle into the anus.
    2. Slowly pull the nozzle from your back passage while also squeezing the tube gently from the lower end.
    3. Unscrew the nozzle from the tube and wash it thoroughly in hot, soapy water. Always wash the nozzle and your hands thoroughly, before and after applying the ointment.

    Do not apply a dressing to the affected area after using the ointment, such as plasters and bandages. This can cause an allergic reaction.

  3. Uniroid HC Ointment Side Effects

    When used for too long or in large doses, Uniroid HC ointment may suppress the adrenal glands, which may result in complex changes to your body. If you need to use this treatment on a regular basis, speak to your doctor or pharmacist about how you can best prevent this side effect.

    If you suffer any side effects while using this medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist if they concern you or do not go away.

    Although rare, it is possible that you may suffer a serious allergic reaction to Uniroid HC ointment.

    • You are finding it difficult to breathe or speak
    • You are wheezing
    • You develop a skin rash that may include red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
    • You have tightness in your chest or throat
    • You have swelling in your throat, mouth, lips, tongue or face

    You could be having a serious allergic reaction and need to be treated in hospital urgently.

    You should always read the patient information leaflet for a complete list of side effects and details on how to cope with them. If you are worried about side effects or have any questions, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you start using this treatment.

  4. Uniroid HC Warnings

    This ointment contains cetostearyl alcohol, which may cause local skin reactions, including contact dermatitis.

    You must not keep using Uniroid HC for longer than 7 days. Speak to your doctor if your condition has not improved after using the ointment for 7 days.

    This medicine must not be used by children who are under the age of 12, unless a doctor has prescribed it specifically for them to use.

    Please refer to the patient information leaflet, which will come with your medicine, for a full list of warnings.

    Pregnancy and breastfeeding

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use this medicine unless a doctor has given you a prescription to do so.

    You should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you start using any medicine if you are currently pregnant, think you might be pregnant, are trying to get pregnant or are breastfeeding.

  5. Uniroid HC Ointment Ingredients

    The main active ingredients within this medicine are: Hydrocortisone and Cinchocaine hydrochloride

    For a full list of the inactive ingredients, please read the Summary of Product Characteristics.

  6. How much does it cost to buy Uniroid HC online in the UK?

    Uniroid HC Ointment 1 x 30g Tube £22.99
    Uniroid HC Ointment 2 x 30g Tubes £40.99
  7. How long will Uniroid HC take to clear up my piles?

    Your piles should clear up within one week. Treatment with Uniroid HC must not continue for longer than seven days. If your haemorrhoids have not cleared up after this length of time, tell your doctor.

    Which foods should I avoid when I have piles?

    You should avoid white bread, processed foods such as takeaways and frozen meals, meat and dairy products, such as milk and cheese.

    Will Uniroid HC shrink my haemorrhoids?

    Uniroid HC works to reduce inflammation and also relieve the pain that haemorrhoids can cause.

    Can you use Uniroid HC to treat thrush?

    No, Uniroid HC should not be used to treat thrush. If you are suffering from anal thrush, you should not use this ointment.

    Can haemorrhoids burst?

    Yes, if a haemorrhoid becomes too full of blood, it can burst. You should contact your doctor if this happens.

    Is it okay to use Uniroid HC every day?

    You should apply this ointment each day for up to one week. Do not use for longer than seven days.

    Should you push haemorrhoids back in?

    If you have a rectal haemorrhoid, you may be able to push it back into place, although it is always best to get advice from your doctor if you are suffering with any kind of haemorrhoid.

    Can you pop haemorrhoids?

    You cannot pop haemorrhoids in the same way you can pop a spot. However, they can burst and if this happens you should speak to your doctor.

    Can you use Uniroid HC to treat fissures?

    Uniroid HC ointment is sometimes prescribed for anal fissures. You should speak to your doctor if you have this problem.

    Should I cut a haemorrhoid off?

    No, you should never cut a haemorrhoid off yourself. In some cases, a mild surgical procedure may be necessary to remove your haemorrhoid, but this should only be performed by a doctor. In most cases, a topical treatment will be sufficient.

Written byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 03/08/2021

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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