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Breastfeeding: Not suitable
Anusol HC is an ointment used to ease the symptoms of haemorrhoids (piles). Haemorrhoids are very common and cause inflammation, pain and itching. Anusol HC provides quick and effective relief.
Anusol HC ointment differs from Anusol Cream in that it is thicker and contains the key ingredient hydrocortisone acetate. This is a natural steroid used to reduce inflammation. Generally, inflammation occurs when certain substances which are important to the immune system are released. As a result, blood vessels expand, which causes swelling, redness and pain in the affected area. Hydrocortisone acetate prevents these substances from initially being produced. When used in and around the rectum, hydrocortisone acetate reduces any swelling or itching caused by haemorrhoids.
The other active ingredients in Anusol HC ointment are bismuth subgallate, bismuth oxide, Peru balsam and zinc oxide. These ingredients combine to be astringent and mildly antiseptic. The antiseptic components lowers your risk of infection in the affected area. The astringent components help to further reduce swelling.
Anusol HC ointment is available to order safely online from The Independent Pharmacy. It will be delivered straight to your door and you will not need to visit your GP for an examination or prescription. You simply need to complete an online consultation form – this will be checked by our UK registered doctors, so that we can see if this haemorrhoid treatment is suitable for you. Once you have been approved, it will be dispatched from our pharmacy on the same day.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly patient support team.
Anusol HC ointment should initially be applied twice each day, and then once per day after symptoms have cleared. If you have especially severe symptoms, the ointment can be used three or four times on the first day of treatment.
Before use, wash your hands and the affected area thoroughly with water. Gently dry the skin around the anus to prevent further irritation.
For external use, take a small amount of ointment on your finger and apply it to the skin around the anus. Leave the ointment on the skin – do not rub it in.
For internal use, a nozzle is provided. Fill it by attaching it to the top of the tube – this is the recommended amount for one application. Gently insert the tip of the nozzle into the anus, and squeeze the tube such that a small amount of ointment is released. Withdraw the nozzle carefully, then use warm water to thoroughly wash both the nozzle and your hands.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Anusol HC ointment, however if you do they can include:
Irritation, redness, itching, burning or pain. This may occur when you apply the ointment, but should not last for very long. If it does, contact your GP.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
The active ingredients contained in Anusol HC ointment are:
Hydrocortisone acetate 0.25g, Zinc oxide 10.75g, Bismuth subgallate 2.25g, Balsam Peru 1.875g, Bismuth Oxide 0.875g and Benzyl benzoate 1.25g
Anusol HC ointment also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Magnesium stearate, cocoa butter, lanolin anhydrous, castor oil, kaolin light, calcium hydrogen phosphate and petroleum jelly white.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Anusol HC ointment is unsuitable for you if you have any viral, fungal or bacterial skin infections.
Inform your GP if you experience any bleeding in the affected area or in stool, or if you do not notice improvement in your haemorrhoid symptoms after using Anusol HC for one week.
Two of the ointment’s inactive ingredients, castor oil and lanolin anhydrous, may cause skin irritations. Specifically, lanolin anhydrous may cause contact dermatitis of the skin on which the ointment is applied.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
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Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.
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
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.
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
We deliver by 5.30pm 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
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44
Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.
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.
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