About Proctosedyl Ointment

Medication Name Proctosedyl Ointment
Medication Form Ointment
Used For Treating haemorrhoids
Active Ingredients Hydrocortisone, Cinchocaine hydrochloride
Size 30g
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What is Proctosedyl Ointment?

Proctosedyl Ointment is a topical medication used to alleviate the discomfort associated with haemorrhoids, also known as piles. It contains two active ingredients: hydrocortisone, a steroid that reduces inflammation, and cinchocaine hydrochloride, a local anaesthetic that numbs pain.

What is Proctosedyl Ointment used for?

Proctosedyl Ointment primarily treats haemorrhoids, reducing inflammation and numbing pain. It can also be used to treat other anal conditions that cause similar symptoms, such as anal fissures and proctitis.

How does Proctosedyl Ointment work?

Proctosedyl Ointment works by delivering its active ingredients directly to the inflamed area. Hydrocortisone reduces inflammation by suppressing the body’s immune response, while cinchocaine hydrochloride numbs the area to relieve pain and itching.

Who is Proctosedyl Ointment suitable for?

Proctosedyl Ointment is suitable for adults suffering from haemorrhoids or similar anal conditions. However, it may not be suitable for people who are allergic to any of its ingredients, pregnant or breastfeeding women, or those with viral, fungal, or bacterial skin infections. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medication.

How to apply Proctosedyl Ointment

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after application.
  • Apply a small amount of the ointment to the affected area.
  • If the haemorrhoids are internal, use the applicator provided with the ointment.

Apply Proctosedyl Ointment twice daily, and also after each bowel movement. Continue using the ointment until your symptoms improve, but do not use it for more than 7 consecutive days without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.

Buy Proctosedyl Ointment online from a UK pharmacy

You can buy Proctosedyl Ointment online from our online haemorrhoids treatment clinic by completing a free consultation. Once reviewed by a licensed pharmacist, your prescription will be issued and your medication delivered in discrete packaging.

Proctosedyl Ointment Side Effects

Like all medications, Proctosedyl Ointment can cause side effects.

Common Side Effects

  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Redness

Uncommon Side Effects

  • Burning sensation
  • Irritation

Serious Side Effects

  • Allergic reaction
  • Skin thinning

For a full list of side effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet.

Proctosedyl Ointment Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Hydrocortisone, Cinchocaine hydrochloride

Other ingredients: Liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin, wool fat

Important Information

  • Do not use Proctosedyl Ointment if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Proctosedyl Ointment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not use Proctosedyl Ointment for more than 7 consecutive days without medical advice.
  • Do not use Proctosedyl Ointment if you have a viral, fungal, or bacterial skin infection.