Uniroid-HC Ointment contains hydrocortisone and cinchocaine hydrochloride.
? Hydrocortisone soothes and relieves irritations and inflammation of the skin.
? Cinchocaine hydrochloride, a local anaesthetic, provides pain relief.
It is used to treat:
? external haemorrhoids (piles), providing short-term relief of pain,
irritation and associated itching around the back passage (anus) ? internal haemorrhoids using the nozzle applicator provided.
Always use Uniroid-HC Ointment exactly as your doctor has told you, and always read the label. Your doctor will decide on the appropriate dose to suit your condition. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
? To open the tube remove and turn the cap upside down and use it to pierce the seal at the top of the nozzle.
? Gently wash the area around the back passage with water and pat dry with cotton wool.
Using without the applicator
1. Wash your hands, then squeeze a small quantity of the ointment onto a finger and spread it onto the affected area without rubbing. Do NOT use toilet paper to apply the ointment.
2. Wash your hands thoroughly.
Using with the applicator (inside the back passage)
1.Your ointment contains a plastic nozzle applicator to help you apply the ointment inside the back passage. Clean the nozzle applicator thoroughly in warm, soapy water before and after each use.
2. Screw the nozzle applicator onto the end of the ointment tube and insert the nozzle applicator fully into the back passage.
3. Squeeze the tube gently from the lower end while slowly pulling
it out of the back passage.
4. Unscrew the nozzle applicator and wash both it and your hands.
Do NOT apply a dressing after using this ointment as this can increase the risk of an allergic reaction (see Section 4). Doses
Adults, elderly and children over 12 years: apply the ointment twice a day (morning and evening) and after each time you empty your bowels unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
Do not use the ointment for more than 7 days. If the problem is no better, tell your doctor.
Children under 12 years: this medicine is NOT suitable for
children under 12 years.
If you use more than you should
If you apply too much ointment, wipe off the excess with cotton wool. If you accidentally insert too much ointment or if you or anyone
else swallows any of the ointment:
1. Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nearest hospital casualty department immediately.
2. Take the ointment tube with you so that people can see what you have used or taken.
3. Do this even if you feel well.
If you forget to use
If you forget to use the ointment, use it as soon as you remember, but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue as usual.
Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
What Uniroid-HC Ointment contains
? The active ingredients are hydrocortisone (5 mg in 1 g of ointment) and cinchocaine hydrochloride (5 mg in 1 g of ointment).
? The other ingredients are cetostearyl alcohol and white soft paraffin.
Like all medicines, Uniroid-HC Ointment can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them. Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Tell your doctor if you get the following side effect:
? an allergic reaction such as itching, pain or rash around the back passage.
Large doses and regular use may suppress the adrenal glands. This may cause complex changes in your body. If you use Uniroid-HC Ointment regularly, discuss this with your doctor.
If any of the side effects get troublesome, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Do NOT use Uniroid-HC Ointment if you:
? are allergic to hydrocortisone, or to any other steroids
? are allergic to cinchocaine, or to any other local anaesthetics
? are allergic to any of the other ingredients (see Section 6)
? have tuberculosis
? have any kind of skin infection (e.g. thrush of the back passage,
viruses affecting the skin).
Do not use the ointment in children under 12 years of age
unless directed by the doctor.
If any of the above apply to you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Take special care with Uniroid-HC Ointment
Before using the ointment, tell you doctor if you:
? have had a bad reaction to this or similar products before
? are pregnant or planning a pregnancy
? are breast-feeding.
Do NOT cover the skin with bandages, plasters or any other dressing. However, it is safe to cover the skin with your clothes.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription, and herbal preparations.
Some medicines may be affected by Uniroid-HC or they may affect how well Uniroid-HC will work.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not use the ointment if pregnant or breast-feeding unless advised by your doctor.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine if you might be pregnant or breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
Uniroid-HC is unlikely to affect your ability to operate machinery or to drive.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Uniroid-HC Ointment
? cetostearyl alcohol
This may cause local skin reactions, such as contact dermatitis.
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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:
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