Anusol Cream

If you are experiencing minor pain, swelling, itching, and discomfort due to haemorrhoids and other anorectal conditions, like anal fissures, you should Anusol Cream. 

Learn more about Anusol Cream—its benefits, side effects, and proper application by reading the article below.

  • Treats haemorrhoids successfully
  • Efficient relief
  • Easy application
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Anusol Cream? 

If you are experiencing minor pain, swelling, itching, and discomfort due to haemorrhoids and other anorectal conditions, like anal fissures, you should Anusol Cream. This medicated cream contains a corticosteroid called hydrocortisone, which is used as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic treatments. It is a topical water-washable cream with hydrocortisone 2.5%.

Anusol Cream, Anusol Ointment and Anusol Suppositories

All these medications are used to treat the symptoms of haemorrhoids and other anorectal conditions. The only differences between the three are their forms and application methods. While Anusol Cream and Ointment can be applied externally, the Anusol suppository is only applied internally by physically inserting it the anus. However, Anusol can also be applied internally with its applicator or nozzle.

How does Anusol Cream work? 

Since hydrocortisone is an anti-inflammatory and antipruritic, Anusol HC relieves swelling, itching, and discomfort brought by either external or internal haemorrhoids, and other anorectal problems.

Benefits of using Anusol Cream

When you use Anusol Cream, you will experience relief from the painful and bothersome symptoms of haemorrhoids and other conditions in the anal area. Plus, this form of medication offers no mess and easy application.

How to use Anusol Cream? 

You should use this medication as prescribed by your doctor. It will also be advantageous to read the enclosed patient information leaflet so that you can understand how this medicine works.

Before applying the cream, prep the application area first by cleaning it with mild soap and water, rinse it thoroughly, and pat it dry. Then, you can apply the cream using the applicator tip or nozzle or as directed by your doctor.

Fill the applicator with the Anusol cream as directed. Once it has the right amount of product in it, gently insert it inside the anus and ensure to apply the cream on the anal opening thoroughly. Never use your finger or other objects as the application, and never insert them inside your anus. You should only insert the applicator at ½ to 1 inch inside the anus. After use, discard the single-use tube and applicator immediately.

On the other hand, if you are using this medication to treat your external haemorrhoid symptoms, you can use your finger during the application process. Make sure to apply only a small amount or as instructed by your doctor on the affected area, ensuring that you apply it gently.

Do not cover the affected area with a single-use tube and applicator after application unless otherwise advised by your doctor. Although doing so may increase the speed with which the skin absorbs the medicine, it also increases the risk of developing side effects. Again, always follow the directions provided by your doctor.

Furthermore, apply proper hygiene practices by washing your hands immediately after applying the cream. Be careful as to not apply the cream to your eyes, nose, ears, or mouth. However, when you accidentally apply it to the said areas, rinse it immediately with clean water.

It is recommended to use this treatment two to four times a day and after each bowel movement, or as prescribed by your doctor. You will reap the most benefits if you use this product regularly. Also, it is best to use this medication at approximately the same time every day so that you don’t forget to apply it.

Always follow your doctor’s instructions; the excessive or more frequent or longer use of this medication than what was prescribed can cause serious side effects. Also, if you want to stop using Anusol cream or decrease your dose, do so with the advice of your doctor. Your conditions may worsen if you abruptly cease to use it or decrease its dose.

If you have not seen any improvements or if your condition gets worse after one to two weeks of using this product, notify your doctor, and seek medical advice or alternatives.

Anusol Cream dosage

As mentioned, your doctor will most likely prescribe that you use this product two to four times a day; one during day time, one before bedtime, and one after each bowel movement.

Want To Know More About Anusol Cream?

You should inform your doctor if you have any allergies to Anusol HC’s ingredients beforehand. Also, inform your doctor of your current and medical history before you use this medication, especially if you have diabetes, infections, eye problems, stomach or intestinal problems, or liver disease.

Moreover, using Anusol HC may affect how your body responds to physical stress, especially if you have been using any corticosteroid medication for a long time. Before any emergency treatment or surgical procedure, inform that you are using this corticosteroid treatment.

The use of this product on children should be strictly monitored. You should not apply the cream of large sections or use tight-fitting nappies or plastic pants after application unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. Also, this medication can decelerate a child’s growth, although this phenomenon is rare. Consult your doctor on the effects of this treatment on your child’s growth and have him/her conduct regular height assessments.

Further, Anusol cream is not recommended for pregnant women. It should only be used if extremely necessary and prescribed by your doctor. In these instances, you should only use the cream in small amounts and short periods. Also, discuss with your doctors the risks of using this product and other alternative treatments.

If you’re currently, breastfeeding consult with your doctor before using this product as studies have not established whether ingredients of Anusol Cream passes into breast milk.

Lastly, inform your doctor about other medications or treatments that you’re currently using as it can affect or be affected the effectiveness of Anusol Cream. Informing your doctor and being transparent about your medications will ensure that are unsafe combinations can be avoided.

Like any other medication, Anusol cream may also cause side effects; however, not everyone using it will experience them.

There is a possibility that you may experience redness, itching, or burning where you applied Anusol HC. If these side effects continue or worsen, consult with your doctor right away. 

There is also a chance that you may experience adverse effects, such as rectal bleeding, skin redness or tenderness, change in skin appearance, and signs of infection on the application site. If you experience any of these, stop using the product and contact your doctor immediately.

Side effects of excessive corticosteroids may occur, although rarely when the bloodstream absorbs this drug. The effects are more common to people who use this product on a long-term basis. Look out for these side effects, and report your doctor immediately if you notice any of these:

  • Weight loss
  • Stubborn headache
  • Unusual or extreme tiredness
  • Vision issues
  • Swelling of the ankles or feet
  • Increased thirst or urination

These side effects may be rare, but they can occur. So, if you experience any of these, contact your doctor immediately.

It is also important to know the possible serious allergic reactions you may experience while using Anusol Cream. Seek emergency medical attention for the following:

  • Rash
  • Severe dizziness
  • Itching
  • Trouble breathing
  • Face, tongue, or throat swelling or itching

Inform your doctor if you experience any of these or other effects that you think are associated with Anusol Cream.

You can buy Anusol online safely from True Medical. Always adhere to the instructions and precautions listed in the patient information leaflet provided with the medicine. Opt for next day delivery to receive your medication the following day.