Uniroid HC Ointment (30g)

  • Relieves symptoms of internal & external haemorrhoids
  • Effective relief from the pain, discomfort and itching
  • Easy application
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What is Uniroid HC?

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

It contains a corticosteroid medicine and a local anaesthetic as its active ingredients.

This medication is also available to purchase as a suppository.

How do I buy Uniroid online?

You must have a prescription to buy Uniroid HC. After completing an online consultation, you can order this treatment from Medicine Direct; one of our registered prescribers will review your answers and give you a prescription to purchase this ointment from our online pharmacy if they find it safe for you to use.

You can then place your order with our UK-based pharmacy and your medicine will be with you in a few short days. If your order is placed by 2pm, we can offer you next day delivery.

To safely order Uniroid, you should never order it online unless it is from a UK-registered pharmacy, like Medicine Direct. We are fully regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

What are the benefits of Uniroid HC?

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

Uniroid HC should only be used in the short term, but it provides effective relief through its two active ingredients: hydrocortisone and cinchocaine hydrochloride. Hydrocortisone belongs to a class of medicines known as corticosteroids, which are used to relive inflammation. When used in and around the anal area, it reduces the swelling and itching that is caused by haemorrhoids.

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

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

Alternative OTC (over the counter) medication

There are various over the counter medicines you can also purchase to treat haemorrhoids (piles). These include:

  • Ansusol cream
  • Anusol ointment and suppositories
  • Germoloids cream and ointment
  • Preparation H 

How to store

Store this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store in conditions above 25C.

Do not keep using the ointment past the expiry date, which can be found on the packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of the stated month.

If you have any ointment left in the tube at the end of your treatment course, you should take the remaining medicine to your local community pharmacy. They will be able to safely dispose of any remaining medicine for you. Do not throw away any unused medicine via wastewater. Doing this will help to protect the environment.

Who can use Uniroid HC?

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

Do not use Uniroid 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 (please refer to the Ingredients tab for a full list)
  • You have any form of skin infection

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

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you start using this treatment if you have ever had a bad reaction to Uniroid HC or any other similar medicines in the past.

Possible side effects

Like any medicine, Uniroid HC comes with the risk of side effects, although they will not affect everyone who uses it.

When used for too long or in large doses, Uniroid 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.

Please note, more details on serious allergic reactions can be found under the Side Effects tab on this page.

Can I buy Uniroid HC online safely?

Ordering Uniroid HC online at Medicine Direct is completely safe.

However, you should never order any medicine online unless it is from a registered UK pharmacy, like Medicine Direct. We are fully regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), which means that we can guarantee all of our customers that the medicine they purchase from us is 100% safe, genuine and approved for use in the UK.

All of our doctors, pharmacists and prescribers are registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the General Medical Council and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This means they are legally qualified to prescribe medication just like your local GP.

We offer a completely confidential service, even despatching your medication in very discreet packaging. Furthermore, if you place your order by 2pm, your medicine can be with you the very next day. This means you can start your course of treatment almost immediately.

Uniroid HC ointment Dosage and Directions

How do I use Uniroid HC ointment and suppositories?

For effective relief, 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.


Unless instructed otherwise by your doctor, adults and children aged 12 and above should apply the ointment twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, and also after each bowel movement.

You must not use this treatment for longer than 7 days. If your problem has not improved after using Uniroid HC ointment for 7 days, please talk to your doctor.


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, including plasters and bandages. This can work to cause an allergic reaction. You can cover the affected area with clothing, though.

What if I forget to use it?

If you forget to use Uniroid HC apply it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. If it is nearly time for your next dose, just skip the dose you forgot and keep using it as usual.

Never apply a double dose to try and make up for missing a previous one.

To get into a routine of applying Uniroid, try to use it at the same times every day. Some people find it helps to set an alarm as a reminder.

What if I use more than I'm supposed to?

If you have applied an excessive amount of Uniroid HC, wipe away the excess with cotton wool.

If you have applied too much ointment internally, you should contact your doctor or go to A&E straight away. Take the treatment and its packaging with you if you go to hospital. You should do this whether

How does Uniroid HC work?

This medicine contains the local anaesthetic medicine cinchocaine hydrochloride, which works by blocking the pain signals that the nerve endings send to your brain. This relieves the pain that often comes with this condition. It also contains the corticosteroid medicine hydrocortisone, which works to works to relieve the inflammation and itching that is associated with haemorrhoids.

What are the advantages of buying Uniroid online?

When you order this ointment online, it removes the waiting process that comes with trying to get an appointment with your local doctor. This can take any time between hours and weeks. With Medicine Direct, you can move straight to the front of the queue and speak to a fully qualified prescriber, who will give you a prescription to order this medication if they deem it suitable for you. This means you can have your issue assessed from the comfort of your own home. Not only that, but we can also offer you next day delivery if you place your order by 2pm, so you can begin treatment almost immediately too.

Uniroid HC Ointment Side Effects

Serious allergic reaction

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

You should call 999 or go to A&E straight away if you get any of the symptoms listed below:

  • 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.

Uniroid HC ointment Warnings

What precautions/interactions should I be aware of with Uniroid HC?

Before you start using Uniroid HC, you should inform your doctor or pharmacist of any other prescription or non-prescription medication you are already taking (or have recently taken). This includes herbal remedies, supplements and vitamins.

Certain medicines might affect how well Uniroid ointment works. At the same time, Uniroid HC may have an impact on how well other medicines work.

Uniroid is unlikely to have an impact on your ability to drive or operate machine. However, if you get any side effects that impair your ability to see, hear or think clearly, do not drive, cycle or use any machines until you feel better. If these side effects persist, speak to your doctor about them.

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 and interactions. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Uniroid HC for the first time if you have any questions or worries.

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.

Please read the patient information leaflet for complete details on who this medication may not be suitable for.

Uniroid HC ointment Ingredients

Uniroid HC ointment contains the active ingredients cinchocaine hydrochloride and hydrocortisone.

It also contains the inactive ingredients cetostearyl alcohol and white soft paraffin.

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