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Scheriproct Ointment

Scheriproct Ointment (30g )

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Scheriproct for Haemorrhoids & Piles

Scheriproct Ointment provides rapid-acting relief from itching and discomfort and quickly gets to work to shrink down your haemorrhoids or piles. 

Scheriproct Ointment is a prescription-strength haemorrhoid treatment that is available to purchase online from The Independent Pharmacy. All you need to do is complete our quick online consultation so that one of our medical team can make sure Scheriproct is the best treatment for your symptoms.

Scheriproct Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 2

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Scheriproct Ointment and what is it used for?

Scheriproct Ointment can be used by adults over the age of 18 years for up to 7 days to treat both internal and external haemorrhoids. Each tube comes with a washable application making it easy to apply even to treat inside the anus.

Scheriproct is fast-acting and highly effective. Containing prednisolone, a steroid that reduces the inflammation and cinchocaine, which acts as a local anaesthetic to ease pain and settle the itching.

You should not use Scheriproct Ointment for more than 7 days because long term use of topical steroids can cause higher than advised amounts of the ointment to be absorbed through the skin increasing the chances of experiencing side effects. 

If you are continuing to suffer from piles after 7 days of using Scheriproct Ointment, you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for treatment advice.


How does Scheriproct work?

Scheriproct Ointment has a dual-action effect, using the ingredients prednisolone and cinchocaine, to ease discomfort and reduce haemorrhoids. 

Prednisolone is categorised as a Corticosteroids, which relieve pain and inflammation by working within the body's own cells to reduce the chemicals that cause the skin to become red, painful, itchy and swollen.

Cinchocaine is a medicine known as a local anaesthetic and reduces the pain and irritation caused by haemorrhoids by blocking pain signals from reaching the brain, temporarily numbing the area where the ointment has been applied.


Scheriproct effectiveness

Most people that use Scheriproct Ointment will notice a significant improvement to the size and discomfort caused by haemorrhoids within 5 -7 days.

You should not use Scheriproct Ointment for more than 7 days. If you do not see an effect within this time you must speak to a doctor or pharmacist about treatment options.


Scheriproct alternative

Scheriproct Ointment is just one treatment option available from The Independent Pharmacy. For more information about haemorrhoids and how to treat them, why not check out the Haemorrhoid Advice & Treatments page. 

All you need to do is complete a quick online health questionnaire today to start your treatment. 

Take a look at our haemorrhoid ointments and suppositories:



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

Scheriproct dosage

Before using Scheriproct Ointment, please ensure you have read and understood the directions for use detailed in the Patient Information Leaflet

Scheriproct Ointment should only be used by adults over 18 years old to treat internal and external haemorrhoids for a maximum of 7 days.

When using Scheriproct Ointment make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before and after use.

You will need to gently wash and dry your anus and surrounding skin before applying Scheriproct Ointment. 

If you are using the applicator to treat internal hemorrhoids you will need to clean both the outside and inside of the applicator with warm water, a paper towel and cotton bud after each use.

Scheriproct Ointment should be applied twice a day to the affected areas. For fast relief on the first day of use you may want to apply the ointment three or four times in 24 hours.

For external hemorrhoids:

Squeeze a pea-size amount of ointment onto your finger and spread it gently over the affected skin, surrounding healthy skin and just inside the anus.

For internal hemorrhoids:

  1. Screw the applicator tightly onto the tube and squeeze the tube until the applicator is full of ointment. 
  2. Insert the applicator carefully into the anus until the entire length of the applicator is inside. 
  3. While squeezing the tube gently, slowly remove the applicator.

Scheriproct side effects

Scheriproct Ointment, like other medicines, can cause some people to experience unwanted side effects. 

If you experience an allergic reaction or severe side effects while using Scheriproct Ointment you must seek immediate medical advice from a doctor or from your nearest emergency department. 

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

Side effects associated with Scheriproct Ointment are rare (1 in 1000 people affected) but may include:

  • Thinning of the skin if too much ointment is applied for much longer than 5-7 days.
  • Skin reactions at application site
  • Swelling under the skin
  • Eye swelling
  • Face Swelling
  • Shortness of breath

Ensure you read the Patient Information Leaflet before you start using the treatment.

Scheriproct Ingredients

Before using Scheriproct Ointment, you must read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly.

The active ingredients in Scheriproct Ointment include: 

Each 1 g of ointment contains 1.9 mg of prednisolone hexanoate and 5 mg of cinchocaine hydrochloride.

The inactive ingredients in Scheriproct Ointment include: macrogol-400-monoricinoleate, castor oil, chypre perfume oil.

Scheriproct warnings

Please ensure that you have read and have understood the warnings and precautions, associated with Scheriproct Ointment, detailed in the Patient Information Leaflet.

  • Do not use Scheriproct Ointment if you currently have a viral, bacterial or fungal infection which you are not currently receiving treatment for.
  • Scheriproct Ointment can cause damage to latex products such as condoms and therefore may no longer work effectively to protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
  • If you are currently using or have recently stopped using any other prescribed or non-prescribed medicines, you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using Scheriproct Ointment to make sure they products do not react. 


Scheriproct & pregnancy

If you are affected by hemorrhoids during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding you should discuss treatment options with a doctor, pharmacist, midwife or nurse before using Scheriproct Ointment. There is a small chance this product can affect a baby’s development.

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


  • 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.




  • 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


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 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 17:30 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does Schriproct Ointment contain?

    Scheriproct contains Cinchocaine Hydrochloride (a local anaesthetic) and Prednisolone (a topical steroid). For a full list of ingredients see the 'Ingredients' tab.

    Scheriproct is a topical cream that helps to numb the pain associated with piles and treat the inflammation present.

  • How do I use Scheriproct?

    In adults and children 18 years and over, Scheriproct should be applied twice daily, usually in the morning and evening, and after each bowel movement. Before you use Scheriproct, gently but thoroughly wash and dry the anus (back passage) and the skin around it. Always wash your hands before and after applying Scheriproct Ointment.

    To apply Scheriproct Ointment externally (the area around the anus):

    • Squeeze a small quantity (about the size of a pea) on to the top of your finger.
    • Spread it gently over the skin and just inside the anus.
    • Do not rub it in.

    If you need to apply Scheriproct Ointment inside your back passage:

    • Put the separate nozzle (applicator) onto the tube.
    • Squeeze the tube until the nozzle is full of ointment. The amount of ointment in the nozzle is one dose.
    • Insert the nozzle very carefully into the anus until the whole length of the nozzle is inside. Then, while squeezing the tube gently, withdraw the nozzle.
    • Wash the nozzle carefully in hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly. You should not use Scheriproct ointment for more than 7 days. If there has been no improvement in your symptoms after 7 days treatment, you should see your GP.
  • How long does it take for Scheriproct to work?

    Scheriproct is normally used in a 7 day course to treat piles & haemorrhoids. After 7 days you should be able to tell if it has treated your condition and if not you should see our GP. Using Scheriproct on and off or for a couple of days usually means it is less effective making it unlikely that it will be an effective treatment to clear up your piles. It is therefore important that you use Scheriproct for at least two days after symptoms have cleared to ensure that they do not return.

  • How does Scheriproct work?

    Scheriproct contains two active ingredients, a local anaesthetic and a topical steroid. Haemorrhoids/piles is caused by the inflammation of blood vessels around and inside the rectum. These inflamed blood vessels can cause itching, stinging and general discomfort. Cinchocaine Hydrochloride (a topical anaesthetic) helps to numb the pain and stinging of piles and reduce discomfort. Prednisolone (a topical steroid) helps to reduce inflammation of the haemorrhoids causing them to shrink and eventually disappear.

  • Can I use other piles treatments with Scheriproct?

    Generally Scheriproct is not used with any other piles treatment (such as Proctosedyl or Anusol HC) as they have a similar method of action and usually do not provide any additional benefit. Simultaneous use of multiple piles treatments may also increase the risk of experiencing side effects. 

  • How severe should my haemorrhoids be to use Scheriproct Ointment?

    Scheriproct should be used to treat mild to moderate piles and haemorrhoids (first to second degree). First and second degree piles are defined by NHS Choices as where there are small or large swellings inside the anus that may come out of your anus when you go to the toilet before disappearing inside again. If you suffer with prolapsed haemorrhoids that hang out of the anus all of the time, or your symptoms are worse, you should have these diagnosed by GP.

  • What if Scheriproct doesn't work?

    If treatment with Scheriproct Ointment is ineffective on your piles after 7 days of treatment, you should see your GP for an examination and further treatment options. If you find Scheriproct Ointment does not clear your haemorrhoids, you should not use other similar piles treatments like Proctosedyl or Anusol HC as these are unlikely to be effective if Scheriproct hasn't worked and may increase the chance of side effects.

  • Should I stop using Scheriproct as soon as my piles clear up?

    If you find treatment with Scheriproct successful and your piles improve, you should continue using Scheriproct for a few days (up to a maximum of 7 days) before stopping your treatment. This will ensure that any remaining haemorrhoids are treated and give you the best chance of keep you clear of recurring symptoms.

  • If I stop using Scheriproct will my piles return?

    It is possible for Scheriproct to clear your piles to levels where they can be kept at bay by lifestyle changes and over-the -counter treatments, such as Anusol and Germoloids, whereas for other people they may find that their piles return after a period of time.

    It is not advised to use Scheriproct for long periods over 7 days or to prevent haemorrhoids from occurring.

  • I'm under 18, can I use Scheriproct?

    The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service is able to prescribe Scheriproct to people aged 18 years and over for the treatment of first and second degree piles and haemorrhoids. If you are aged under 18 and suffering with piles, you will need to see your GP to get treatment that is appropriate for you and your condition.

  • It cleared up my piles but they have come back, can I use it again?

    If you stop using Scheriproct and your haemorrhoids come back, you may restart treatment at any point. If your condition improves then you should continue with treatment for up to 7 days however, if it is less effective during subsequent rounds of treatment you should see your GP for further examination and treatment.

  • Is there anything else I can do whilst I am using Scheriproct to help my Haemorrhoids?

    As well as using a dual action piles treatment such as Scheriproct, you should also get in to the habit of cleansing the affected areas regularly to prevent infection and worsening of symptoms. You should wash twice daily with warm, not hot, water using a mild cleansing agent. When washing, ensure you do not scrub the area too hard so as to irritate the skin as this can make symptoms worse. 

    Constipation can have a role in causing and worsening piles. You should ensure you are drinking plenty of water, eating lots of foods high in fibre and cutting down on junk food. Try to avoid straining when going to the toilet and ensure you go to the toilet when the need hits you, ignoring the call can lead to constipation or straining later.

  • I’m pregnant, can I use Scheriproct?

    Scheriproct should be used with great care during pregnancy and as such should only be prescribed by your GP or midwife, it is not suitable to purchase online.

  • Why can I only buy one tube of Scheriproct online at one time?

    Scheriproct is an prescription-only treatment for haemorrhoids and piles. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of one tube of treatment at one time.

    Scheriproct treatment is normally effective for mild to moderate cases of haemorrhoids after 7 days of treatment. If after 7 days of treatment you are still suffering, you should see your GP to receive further treatment that may be more appropriate for the severity of your case.

  • Is Scheriproct available for next day delivery?

    Yes, we understand that sometimes you want to get your treatment as soon as possible, especially if you are in pain or discomfort. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Scheriproct Ointment is available for next day delivery

  • Is it safe to buy Scheriproct online?

    Yes, as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy it is perfectly safe to buy Scheriproct online. The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy & Online Doctor. We only provide genuine branded Scheriproct Ointment sourced from reputable UK wholesalers

  • How do I buy Scheriproct online?

    It's simple!

    Just select 'Start Consultation' above, you will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so our GPs & Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply Scheriproct to you. It all takes around 3 minutes and your treatment can be quickly and discreetly delivered to your door

  • What are the advantages of buying Scheriproct online?

    There are many advantages to buying Scheriproct Ointment online, some include:

    • It's quick & easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
    • Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
    • Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
    • Tons of information- we provide all the information you could need on Scheriproct and other piles treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time to suit you.

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Dr Donald Grant

MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP Dip.orth.med

Published on: 02-02-2017

Last modified on: 09-11-2020

Dr Don Grant is a GP with over 30 years experience and is the Clinical Advisor at The Independent Pharmacy

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Leanne Sinclair


Reviewed on: 09-11-2020

Next review date: 09-11-2022

Leanne is a clinical pharmacist with years of experience working in pharmacy.

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