Anusol HC Ointment helps to relieve the swelling, itch and irritation of internal and external piles (haemor- rhoids) and anal itching. It contains the following ingredients:
Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild steroid which helps reduce inflammation.
Zinc oxide and Bismuth salts are mildly astringent and antiseptic. They soothe and protect raw areas. Balsam Peru is mildly antiseptic and has a protective action on sore areas and may help healing.
Benzyl benzoate has mild antiseptic properties.
Anusol HC Ointment is for topical use only, which means it is applied directly to the affected area.
? Wash the anal area and dry gently with a soft
towel before using the medicine.
? There is a nozzle supplied with the product
which can be used to apply the ointment into
the back passage (anus).
? For external piles – after washing and drying
the affected area, the ointment should be
applied using a gauze dressing.
? For internal piles – after washing and drying
the affected area, screw the nozzle provided onto the tube, remove the nozzle cap; insert the nozzle into the back passage and squeeze gently. Clean the nozzle after each use.
? Wash your hands before and after using Anusol.
Apply sparingly to the affected area. You should use as often as prescribed by your doctor, however Anusol HC Ointment is usually used at night, in the morning and after each bowel movement.
f anyone accidentally swallows Anusol HC Ointment, contact a doctor or your nearest Accident and Emergency department (Casualty), taking this leaflet and pack with you.
Anusol HC Ointment should be used on an as
required basis. However, if you were unable to use this product when needed, do not use a double dose.
Anusol HC Ointment can have side-effects, like all
medicines, although these don’t affect everyone and are usually mild.
If you experience the following, stop using
the medicine and tell your doctor:
? Sensitivity reactions (such as a rash) which occur rarely.
Other effects which may occur include
? Mild irritation or burning when applying the ointment. This does not usually last a long time, so if this becomes troublesome or lasts longer than a few days, tell your doctor.
The above are mild side effects, which will usually stop when you stop using the ointment.
If you experience any other unusual symptoms while taking this medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine is suitable for most people but a
few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
X Do not use this medicine...
? If you have ever had a bad reaction to
Anusol or any of its ingredients.
? If you have fungal, viral or bacterial skin sores.
If the above bullet points apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Anusol.
! Talk to your doctor or pharmacist...
If you have rectal bleeding or if you are
in doubt whether any bleeding you have
experienced is caused by piles.
If symptoms worsen or do not improve after
you have used the medicine for 7 days.
If the above bullet points apply to you, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.
! If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
? If you are pregnant, only use on the advice
of your doctor.
? If you are breast-feeding you can use this
! Some of the ingredients can cause problems
? Castor oil may cause skin reactions.
? Lanolin anhydrous may cause local skin
reactions e.g. contact dermatitis which is a local irritation at the site of use.
All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. Tracking is available on all orders.
We always aim to dispatch all orders within 24 hours of them being received, if we are unable to meet this
high standard for whatever reason we will always contact you to advise you of the delay.
We offer free UK standard delivery on orders over £40.
The following delivery options are available:
- Standard Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
- Express Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
- Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
- Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45
The cut-off for same day dispatch of orders is 4pm. Orders processed after this time will be dispatched the following working day. Orders are dispatched Monday - Friday. Orders will not be processed on weekends or bank holidays.
We ensure all deliveries 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.
Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering.
We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.