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Anusol Plus HC Ointment

Anusol Plus HC Ointment (15g )

Order before 4pm for delivery from Sat. 23 Mar.

Description for Anusol Plus HC Ointment

If you are suffering from pain, itching, swelling and discomfort due to piles, there are treatments available that can offer relief. When you use Anusol Plus HC Ointment you can benefit from its soothing and healing properties to help ease the symptoms you are experiencing.

Product Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Suitable

Anusol Plus HC ointment and suppositories relieve the symptoms of haemorrhoids and anal itching.

Manufactured by McNeil, it is available as Anusol HC plus suppositories and as an ointment.

The ointment treats both internal and external haemorrhoids, while the suppositories are only for internal haemorrhoids or itching.

Anusol Plus HC ointment and suppositories contain the following active ingredients: hydrocortisone acetate, benzyl benzoate, bismuth subgallate, bismuth oxide, zinc oxide and balsam peru.

Hydrocortisone acetate is a corticosteroid. It reduces inflammation, which minimizes swelling and itching.
Bismuth oxide, balsam peru, bismuth subgallate and zinc oxide have mild antiseptic, protective and astringent properties. Balsam peru is also believed to encourage the growth of new skin cells.

When Anusol Plus HC is administered into or around the back-passage (rectum), it eases the discomfort caused by haemorrhoids and other anal irritations.

Anusol Plus HC should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding unless it has been prescribed by a doctor. Consult your doctor before using this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Anusol Plus HC is not known to affect other medications. However, if you already take other medications, especially other corticosteroids for inflammatory bowel disease, eczema asthma, or hay fever, check with your pharmacist before using Anusol Plus HC.

Haemorrhoids is a common condition that will affect approximately 40 percent of people at some point in their lives, usually over age 45.

The condition is characterised by varicose veins developing inside the rectum or anal. This leads to swelling, an uncomfortable or itchy sensation, inflammation, and slight bleeding when going to the toilet.

Haemorrhoids occur due to increased pressure in the blood vessels surrounding the anal region. Those who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop haemorrhoids, as are people who sit for long periods. They may also occur due to constipation or diarrhoea. The condition, however, is not serious, and symptoms may pass within a few days. But those who experience bleeding during a bowel movement should visit their doctor, as it may indicate a more serious illness.

Haemorrhoid prevention methods include: diet modification, for example eating more fibre to reduce constipation; weight loss and light exercise to lower blood pressure. These steps alone will not always clear or reduce haemorrhoids. In such cases, medication may be necessary to ease discomfort.

If you are constipated, a laxative may prevent straining and help regulate your bowel movements. Bulk forming laxatives like Fybogel can help.

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

Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using this medication.

Anusol Plus HC suppositories: insert one suppository into the rectum in the morning, at night and after a bowel movement. Don't exceed three suppositories in a day.

Anusol Plus HC ointment: Apply a small amount of ointment after a bowel movement, in the morning and evening. Don't exceed four applications in a day.

You can apply a thin amount of the ointment externally over the anal area, or use the included nozzle to insert the ointment into the rectum.

To apply the ointment into the rectum, attach the included nozzle onto the tube. Insert the nozzle gently into the rectum and press out a small amount of ointment. Withdraw the nozzle slowly. Thoroughly clean the nozzle after each use.

Don't use Anusol Plus HC ointment or suppositories for longer than seven days. Talk to your doctor if you still have symptoms after this time.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however if you do they can include:

Rarely there are sensitivity reactions.

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 this medicine is/are:

Hydrocortisone Acetate 0.25 g, Zinc Oxide 10.75 g, Bismuth Subgallate 2.25 g, Balsam Peru 1.875 g, Bismuth Oxide 0.875 g and Benzyl Benzoate 1.25 g.

The medicine 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.

  • Pregnant ladies should consult their GP before using this medicine. 
  • If the condition does not improve, or if you suffer from haemorrhoids regularly or if rectal bleeding occurs talk to your doctor. 

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.

Delivery & Shipping Information


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 working day - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. We aim to dispatch all DPD orders placed before 3pm on the same 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 and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

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

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail

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 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 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
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


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
ZE2, 3


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.


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

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How are Anusol cream, ointment and suppositories different from each other?

    The Anusol cream and the ointment have the same active ingredients. The Anusol ointment, however, is thicker and relieves sore, dry skin. Anusol cream is thinner which some people find easier to apply.

    Anusol suppositories are inserted directly inside the anus. All three medications provide the same treatment, relief from haemorrhoids.

  • Can I drink alcohol while using these treatments?

    Yes, you can consume alcohol while taking with these medications.

  • Will the treatments affect my ability to drive?

    You should be able to drive while taking these treatments, provided your ability to do so does not become compromised by any side effects. If you feel as though your symptoms interfere, do not drive and consult your doctor.

  • Are these treatments available over-the-counter?

    You don't need a prescription to buy Anusol HC PLUS from our online pharmacy but if you prefer a larger tube or a stronger medication for haemorrhoids, you'll need to complete a short online consultation. Our facility allows you to have your case examined by a registered practitioner, who will issue a prescription if it is suitable for your condition.

  • What dosages are available with Anusol plus HC?

    At The Independent Pharmacy, we provide the Anusol Plus HC ointment in the 15g dosage and the Suppository as 33mg dosages. These have been formulated by the manufacturer to maximise efficacy whilst minimising potential side effects.

    Should you require a larger tube, we can also provide the prescription only Anusol HC Ointment in a 30g tube.

  • What are the benefits to using Anusol HC?

    Haemorrhoids are an uncomfortable condition. Luckily, treatments like Anusol-HC provide much needed relief and aid recovery. Anusol HC doesn't just soothe the area but also reduces swelling.

    This treatment, along with a diet that includes more fibre and fluids, will help haemorrhoids heal more quickly.

    Anusol is formulated to relieve symptoms such as:

    • Itching.
    • Faecal leakage.
    • Irritation.
    • Bleeding after a bowel movement.
    • Painful bowel movement.

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