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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.
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Anusol Plus HC Information
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 contain 5 active ingredients which work together to treat and soothe symptoms.
- Hydrocortisone acetate: a corticosteroid that reduces swelling and inflammation.
- Zinc oxide & Bismuth salts: help 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 in 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.
- Anusol Plus HC Ointment, Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/1470/pil
- Anusol Plus HC Suppositories, Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/1471/pil
Anusol Plus HC warnings
- 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.
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.
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 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 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.