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Instillagel Pre-filled Syringes

Instillagel Pre-filled Syringes (10 Pre-filled Syringes)

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Instillagel - Local Anaesthetic for Genital Herpes

Instillagel is a local anaesthetic gel that works immediately to relieve uncomfortable and painful symptoms of genital herpes by numbing the skin. 

Buy Instillagel today from The Independent Pharmacy, by completing a short health questionnaire, and get your treatment delivered directly to you, quickly and discreetly.

Instillagel Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Suitable

    Breastfeeding: Suitable

What is Instillagel?

Instillagel contains the active ingredient, lidocaine hydrochloride 5%, which is a local anaesthetic. Instillagel can be applied to genital herpes as and when is needed to numb the affected areas offering immediate relief from pain, discomfort and irritation. 

Each 11 ml tube of Instillagel is supplied in a pre-filled sterile syringe making it quick and easy to apply even when you are on the go.

 

What is Instillagel used for?

Instillgel can be bought online from The Independent Pharmacy to numb the pain and irritation caused by genital herpes. Instillagel does not work to combat the infection itself, however, when used alongside other genital herpes treatments, or on its own, it can help you feel more comfortable during a flare-up. 

 

What is genital herpes?

Genital Herpes is a highly contagious Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) that is caused by the herpes simplex virus. Once you have caught herpes, through vaginal, anal or oral sex, the virus will always remain in your body but you will only experience symptoms intermittently. 

The main symptoms of genital herpes are:

  • Small blisters or sores around the genitals, anus, thighs or buttocks
  • Tingling, itching or burning around the genitals
  • Pain when urinating
  • Women may also experience abnormal vaginal discharge

Symptoms of genital herpes, in most people, will clear up without any treatment, however, Instillagel can offer additional short-term relief during a flare-up. 

 

How does Instillagel work?

Lidocaine hydrochloride is the active ingredient in Instillagel that is a medicine known as a local anaesthetic. It works as soon as it is applied, by numbing any areas of the skin with which it is in contact, by blocking pain signals from reaching your brain. The effects of Instillagel normally last for around 4 hours. 

 

Alternatives to Instillagel

At The Independent Pharmacy, we stock a range of management and treatment options for people affected by genital herpes. Lidocaine Ointment is a direct alternative to Instillagel and works in the same way to numb sore, irritated areas. We also have antiviral tablets, including Aciclovir and Valaciclovir available on prescription. 

If you are suffering from a flare-up of genital herpes but are unsure as to what is the best treatment for you, you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

How to use Instillagel

Instillagel is for external use only to be applied directly to blisters and sores caused by genital herpes. Use directly as advised by your doctor or pharmacist.

  1. Wash your hands before and after use.
  2. Gently wash and dry the affected areas.
  3. Apply the gel as and when is needed to the affected areas.

This treatment will not help ease the severity or reduce the duration of a flare-up of genital herpes. If you are struggling with your symptoms or are requiring to use Instillagel more than 4 times a day, to provide the relief you need you should speak to a doctor for treatment advice.

Instillagel side effects

Like other medicine, Instillagel may cause some people to experience side effects. The most common symptoms include an allergic rash or irritation to the skin in which it has been applied. 

If you experience any side effects you should stop using this product immediately and wash your skin with warm water. If your symptoms do not improve you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice. 

For full details regarding side effects please read the Patient Information Leaflet.

Instillagel ingredients

The active ingredients include: Lidocaine Hydrochloride, Chlorhexidine Gluconate Solution, Methyl Hydroxybenzoate (E218), Propyl Hydroxybenzoate (E216).

The gel also contains: Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propylene Glycol and Purified Water.

Instillagel warnings

  • For external use only. Do not swallow and avoid contact with your eyes. 
  • Do not use Instillagel if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. 
  • Speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you have heart or liver problems or suffer from epilepsy. 

 

Instillagel in pregnancy & breastfeeding

You should speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using Instillagel if you are pregnant. Only in exceptional circumstances should this medicine by applied during the first 3 months of pregnancy. 

Only a very small amount of the active ingredients are absorbed by the body, which means it can be used while breastfeeding. 

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Genital Herpes?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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Scott McDougall

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Published on: 05-03-2021

Last modified on: 05-03-2021


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.


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