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Uniroid HC is an ointment used to ease the symptoms of haemorrhoids (piles), including inflammation, pain and anal itching. It is an easy and effective treatment which combines hydrocortisone and a local anaesthetic.
Hydrocortisone is the ingredient which reduces skin 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 prevents these substances from initially being produced. When used in and around the rectum, hydrocortisone reduces any swelling or itching caused by haemorrhoids. Hydrocortisone is a type of corticosteroid, all of which are used to reduce inflammation.
The anaesthetic used in Uniroid HC is called cinchocaine. It reduces the feeling of pain by blocking nerve endings from sending pain messages to the brain.
Haemorrhoids occur when varicose veins form in or around the rectum. They often result from high pressure in local blood vessels. These two ingredients combine to both ease pain and treat the inflammation which causes haemorrhoids.
Uniroid 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.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly patient support team.
Uniroid HC is a short-term haemorrhoid treatment, and should be used for no more than one week. It should initially be applied twice each day, and then once per day after symptoms have cleared. If you have especially severe symptoms, Uniroid HC 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 use Uniroid HC, however if you do they can include:
Complex changes to the body, caused by the effect on the adrenal glands. This is only a risk when Uniroid HC is used regularly and in large doses.
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.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
You are advised not to use Uniroid HC ointment if:
You are allergic to any steroids or anaesthetics, especially hydrocortisone or cinchocaine
You have tuberculosis
You have any viral or fungal skin infection
Avoid covering the affected area with bandages or plasters. Clothes should be safe.
For some people, cetostearyl alcohol can cause skin inflammations including contact dermatitis.
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.
The active ingredients contained in Uniroid HC Ointemnt are:
Hydrocortisone (5 mg in 1 g of ointment) and cinchocaine hydrochloride (5 mg in 1 g of ointment).
Uniroid HC ointment also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Cetostearyl alcohol, white soft paraffin
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