Proctosedyl Ointment

 
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What Is Proctosedyl Ointment? Proctosedyl Ointment is a fast, effective treatment for internal and external piles and hemorrhoids. The patient applies proctosedyl ointment directly to the affected area to relieve pain, discomfort and itching in the anal area. Sanofi-Aventis company manufactures proctosedyl ointment. The remedy is a prescription-only treatment that comes in a 30 mg pack. The pack also contains an attachable plastic applicator and a comprehensive patient information leaflet to assist the patient.

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Description

How Does Proctosedyl Ointment Work? Proctosedyl Ointment is a dual-action formula containing two active ingredients, cinchocaine hydrochloride and hydrocortisone. Cinchocaine is a local anesthetic. These medicines work by blocking the pain messages along the nerve fibres at the point of application. This prevents the pain signals from reaching the brain. The patient experiences a numbing sensation in the area where the ointment is applied. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid. These medicines work to reduce and relieve pain and inflammation. Inflammation occurs from an immune response that causes blood vessels to dilate, resulting in the affected area becoming red, itchy and swollen. Hydrocortisone reduces painful inflammation and lumps.

Warnings

Proctosedyl Ointment Warnings Avoid the proctosedyl ointment if: You are allergic or hypersensitive to cinchocaine hydrochloride, hydrocortisone, or any other ingredients of proctosedyl ointment. You have any infections. You are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Directions

Directions for Using Proctosedyl Ointment Only apply proctosedyl to your back passage and the surrounding painful areas. Apply this medicine in the morning, evening and after each bowel movement. Wash your hands. Squeeze a small amount of the ointment onto your fingertip. Gently rub a small layer of ointment over the sore, painful or itching area. Wash your hands.

Ingredients

Proctosedyl Ingredients Proctosedyl contains two active ingredients: cinchocaine hydrochloride and hydrocortisone. The other ingredients are wool fat (lanolin), liquid paraffin and soft white paraffin.

Side Effects

Proctosedyl Ointment Side Effects Like all other medicines, Proctosedyl may cause some side effects. If you experience side effects, they may include: Skin rash. Thinning of the skin. Adrenal suppression, lack of concentration, a feeling of hunger, nervousness and fits. Read the comprehensive list of side effects, warnings and medicine interactions from the proctosedyl ointment patient leaflet.