Anusol HC Ointment

Although it can be quite painful to suffer from the symptoms of haemorrhoids and other anorectal conditions, you can find relief when you use the right medication. Anusol HC Ointment contains hydrocortisone, which helps relieve minor pain, swelling, itching, and discomfort in your anal area.

  • Reduces swelling, irritation and itching
  • Efficient and long-lasting relief
  • Treats haemorrhoids effectively
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Anusol HC? 

Haemorrhoids are swollen veins in your lower rectum, which can cause pain, swelling, itching, and discomfort. Anusol HC Ointment is a medication that can help alleviate the minor symptoms of internal and external haemorrhoids and other anorectal conditions. It contains a corticosteroid called hydrocortisone, which acts as an anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agent.

How does Anusol HC work? 

The ointment’s active ingredient, hydrocortisone, is a steroid that reduces the pain, itching and swelling by damping down the immune response of the body. In the same sense, Anusol HC Ointment alleviates the symptoms of haemorrhoids and other anal area conditions.

What are the benefits of using Anusol HC Ointment 

If you use Anusol Ointment, you are guaranteed to find relief from stubborn symptoms of haemorrhoids and other anorectal problems. You will experience long-lasting relief from swelling, pain, and itching in the anal area.

Want To Know More About Anusol HC Ointment?

As mentioned, you should consult with your doctor first before you use Anusol HC Ointment. You should also inform your doctor if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any other ingredients of this medication.

You should also inform your doctor about your personal and familial medical history to determine if this ointment is suitable for your existing conditions. Inform your doctor if you have or have had diabetes, infections, eye problems, stomach or intestinal problems, or liver disease.

Before undergoing any emergency treatment or surgical procedure, inform your healthcare provider about your use of Anusol HC or any corticosteroid as its prolonged use can affect how your body responds to physical stress.

Also, when using this ointment to children, always follow the instructions of your doctor. It is best not to use it in large amounts or over large areas, or covering the affected area with tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants after application unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. Although it can be a rare effect, your child’s growth may be affected by the long-term use of this product. Let your doctor check your child’s height during regular checkups.

Moreover, pregnant women should not use this product unless very necessary and with the advice of your doctor. When using it while pregnant, it should not be for a long period or large amounts. There is also little information on whether or not the substances used in Anusol HC Ointment passes into breast milk. Proceed with caution and consult with your doctor on what’s best to do if you are a breastfeeding mother.

Aside from conditions, you should also let your doctor know about your medicinal maintenance. Other medicines may affect or be affected by Anusol HC; therefore, you must inform your doctor what medicines or treatments you’re taking to ensure it is safe to take alongside this product.

You should use this product as per the instructions of your doctor. It will also benefit you if you read the information provided in the enclosed patient information leaflet.

Before applying the ointment to the affected area, ensure that it is clean. Wash the area with mild soap and water, rinse it properly and gently pat it dry. Then, you can apply the solution either internally or externally, depending on the location of your affected area.

To apply the ointment externally, use your clean finger and put a small amount of solution, Spread it evenly on the affected part of your anus. On the other hand, if you are suffering from an internal haemorrhoid, you can apply the ointment internally using the provided nozzle.

When the applicator has enough ointment solution, gently insert it in the anus to apply it inside the affected area. However,  you should not insert the nozzle more than ½ to 1 inch inside. Also, you should not use your finger to apply the ointment inside. Immediately discard the single-use tube and applicator after use.

It is not advisable to cover your affected area with any type of plastic or waterproof bandages after application unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. Although doing so can help increase the skin’s absorption of the product and improve its effectiveness, it can also increase the risk of developing unwanted side effects.

After application, make sure to thoroughly wash your wants to avoid getting the ointment in your eyes, nose, ears, or mouth. In case you accidentally do so, rinse the area with clean water immediately.

The recommended number of times to use this product is two to four times a day; once in the morning and at night, and after each bowel movement. When used regularly and properly, you can experience the full benefits of this medication. However, you should not use more product, more often, or longer than what was instructed by your doctor.

If you have been using Anusol HC Ointment for long-term medication or in higher doses, you should consult your doctor before you stop using it as it can worsen your condition if you suddenly do so. Your doctor will most likely instruct you to gradually decrease your doses first before you stop using it completely.

If you have not seen or experienced any improvement after using the ointment for one to two weeks, inform your doctor right away so that you can explore other alternatives.

The usual dose of Anusol HC is to apply it 2 to 4 times a day, or after each bowel movement, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Like any other medicines, Anusol HC can also bring unwanted side effects; however, not every person who uses it may experience them.

There is a possibility of experiencing redness, itching or burning on the area where the ointment was used. If you experience these effects or if they persist or worsen, contact your doctor immediately.

The possible serious side effects of Anusol HC include rectal bleeding, skin redness or tenderness, change in skin appearance, or other signs of infection. If these occur after or during your use of the ointment, inform your doctor immediately.

The following side effects are common to people who have been using this ointment for a long time, which may be associated with the excessive corticosteroids in the bloodstream.

  • Weight loss
  • Headaches
  • Unusual or extreme tiredness
  • Vision problems
  • Ankles or feets swelling
  • Increased thirst or urination

Report these side effects to your doctor immediately if you ever experience them while using Anusol HC.

On the other hand, keep an eye out for possible serious allergic reactions to Anusol HC. If you experience any of these, contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical attention:

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

Aside from these, you may experience other effects linked directly to your use of the ointment. If that happens, contact your doctor immediately and ask for medical advice or discuss other alternatives.

You can purchase Anusol HC Ointment at your nearest pharmacies so long as you have the right prescription from your doctor. You can also buy hydrocortisone cream 2.5 online UK at any online pharmacies. Although you will not need a written prescription when buying online, you may be required to go through an online consultation.