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Anusol Plus HC Ointment

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Anusol Plus HC for Haemorrhoids & Piles

Anusol Plus HC Suppositories and Ointment provide effective relief from internal and external piles or haemorrhoids using five active ingredients to shrink, relieve and soothe. 

Buy Anusol Plus HC today from The Independent Pharmacy. Just complete our online health questionnaire so one of our medical teams can check it's the right medicine for you, and get your treatment delivered discreetly to you at home.

Anusol Plus HC Information

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What is Anusol Plus HC?

Anusol Plus HC is a haemorrhoid treatment that is used to instantly relieve discomfort, soothe the anal itching and shrink both internal and external piles or haemorrhoids.

You can buy Anusol Plus HC if you are over 18 years old and suffer from anal itching or piles. It can be bought as either a suppository that is inserted into the rectum or as an ointment. Each 15 g tube of ointment comes with a screw-on nozzle making it much easier and hassle-free to treat even internal piles. 

 

What is Anusol Plus HC used for?

Anusol Plus HC is an effective treatment for anal itching as well as internal and external piles, offering almost instant relief after every use. 

Piles are swollen blood vessels in and around the anus. They are relatively common but can cause some people to feel embarrassed and are often very uncomfortable and itchy. Piles sufferers often find that eating more fibre, drinking plenty of water and getting regular exercise can reduce the risk of developing new piles. 

If you are unsure whether you are currently suffering from piles you should see a doctor for advice before using any form of medicine to treat your condition. 

 

How does Anusol Plus HC work?

Anusol Plus HC offers relief from anal itching and internal and external piles using 4-way action. Both the suppositories and ointment contains 5 active ingredients which work together to treat and soothe symptoms. 

  • Hydrocortisone acetate: a corticosteroid that reduces swelling and inflammation.
  • Zinc oxide & Bismuth salts: helps to shrink and constrict the piles and is an antiseptic that soothes and protects broken skin.
  • Balsam Peru & Benzyl Benzoate: a mild antiseptic that protects broken areas of skin and aids healing.

If you do not notice an improvement to your piles within 7-days of using Anusol Plus HC you should consult with a doctor or pharmacist for further advice.

 

Anusol Plus vs Anusol Plus HC

Anusol Plus is another effective treatment for internal and external piles. It is also available as both ointment and suppositories. The only difference between Anusol Plus and Anusol Plus HC is that the former does not contain the ingredient hydrocortisone acetate. Hydrocortisone is a topical corticosteroid that helps to relieve inflammation that often occurs in piles.

If you are unsure as to whether using a product containing hydrocortisone is the right choice for you, you should discuss your treatment options with a doctor or pharmacist.

 

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

Anusol Plus HC dosage

Anusol Plus HC ointment is for topical use only and should be applied directly to the areas affected by piles up to 4 times a day for 7 days. Wash your hands before and after use. 

For external piles – Wash the anal area with gentle soap, and dry it with a soft towel, then gently apply the cream to the affected area.

For internal piles – Wash and dry the affected area, screw the nozzle provided onto the tube and remove the nozzle cap. Insert the nozzle into the back passage and squeeze gently. Clean the nozzle after each use.

Anusol Plus HC suppositories should only be used rectally to treat internal piles, they are not for oral use. Insert 1 suppository into the rectum as far up as is comfortable up to 3 times a day for a maximum of 7 days. 

For full details on how to use Anusol Plus HC Ointment and Suppositories please see the Patient Information Leaflets.

Anusol Plus HC side effects

Experiencing side effects when using Anusol Plus HC are rare and usually mild. If you do experience any adverse reactions you should stop using this product.

Some people may experience a rash if they are sensitive to any of the ingredients or may experience a burning or stinging sensation when this product is applied. 

If you are concerned about any side effects or they do not improve once you stop using Anusol Plus HC you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice. 

For full details about side effects associated with Anusol Plus HC please read the Patient Information Leaflet.

Anusol Plus HC ingredients

The active substances in Anusol Plus HC Ointment & Suppositories: Hydrocortisone acetate, zinc oxide, bismuth subgallate, balsam peru, bismuth oxide and benzyl benzoate. 

The other ingredients in Anusol Plus HC Ointment: Magnesium stearate, cocoa butter, lanolin anhydrous, castor oil, kaolin light, calcium hydrogen phosphate and petroleum jelly white.

The other ingredients in Anusol Plus HC Suppositories: Kaolin light, suppocire BS2 pastilles (hard fat)

Anusol Plus HC warnings

Before using Anusol Plus HC Ointment or Suppositories take the time to read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly to familiarise yourself with all the warnings and precautions.

  • Do not use Anusol Plus HC if you have fungal, viral or bacterial skin sores.
  • Get advice from a doctor or pharmacist before using Anusol Plus HC if you have are experiencing rectal bleeding or have blood in your stool
  • If you are taking or have recently stopped taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medication speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this product.
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Anusol Plus HC & pregnancy

You should not use Anusol Plus HC if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are affected by piles at this time speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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 Haemorrhoids & Piles?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

Anusol Plus HC Reviews

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Chris Newbury

BPharm IP

Published on: 13-01-2017

Last modified on: 15-01-2021


Chris is a vastly experienced clinical pharmacist and has been registered as an Independent Prescriber since 2014.

Reviewed By:

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Scott McDougall

MPharm

Reviewed on: 15-01-2021

Next review date: 15-01-2023


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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