Proctosedyl Ointment

Proctosedyl ointment is a medication used to treat haemorrhoids (piles) and contains 2 active ingredients known as Hydrocortisone and Cinchocaine Hydrochloride. When the ointment is applied to the affected area, it successfully relieves painful symptoms associated with haemorrhoids such as inflammation, itching, and irritation.

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Product Description

How does Proctosedyl ointment work?

Proctosedyl ointment’s active ingredient by the name of Cinchocaine belongs to a group of medicines called a local anaesthetic. This medicine group works by blocking the pain messages that are sent along the nerve fibres at the point of application in the body. This process stops the pain signals from reaching the brain and causes a numbing sensation in the application area.

Hydrocortisone is a type of natural steroid called corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are naturally produced in the body and one of their main functions is to control inflammatory responses in the body. When the body is exposed to an allergen or a trigger, the immune system releases inflammatory chemicals that will irritate the skin. Corticosteroids prevent skin cells from releasing the inflammatory response and therefore reduces the swelling, redness and itchiness.


How to use Proctosedyl ointment and dosage information:

If you are an adult over the age of 18, you should use Proctosedyl ointment twice a day, usually once in the morning and once in the evening, and after each bowel movement.

How to apply externally:

1) Firstly, wash your hands

2) You should then squeeze a small amount of ointment onto your fingertip

3) After that, rub the ointment into the affected area if it is inflamed, itchy or red

4) Finally, once you have applied the ointment, be sure to wash your hands again


How to apply Proctosedyl to your anus:

1) Firstly, wash your hands

2) You should then screw the plastic nozzle that comes with the medication onto the bottle

3) Then insert the nozzle into your anus and gently squeeze the tube as you pull it out

4) Stay still for 1-2 minutes

5|) Finally, wash your hands and the nozzle thoroughly after use


You should not use Proctosedyl ointment for more than 7 days consecutively.


How long does it take Proctosedyl ointment to work?

When using Proctosedyl ointment, you should never use it for more than 7 days consecutively. After using this ointment, you should start to notice a difference in your symptoms within 2-3 days. After your 7-day treatment, you should be able to tell if the process has worked for you and if not then you should contact your doctor or GP about alternative treatments that may be available for you.


Should I continue to use Proctosedyl after my piles have cleared?

If you have stopped using Proctosedyl ointment and your piles return, you can restart your treatment at any time. Even if your condition clears up, you should continue to use the medication for the full course of 7 days. If your piles are constantly reoccurring then you should contact your GP or doctor about other medications available to you.


Side effects:

Like any other medicine, Proctosedyl ointment comes with the risk of side effects, but not everybody will experience them. Some of the side effects that this medication can cause are more common than others, but if you suffer any side effects that cause you concern, you should get in touch with your GP or doctor as soon as possible. Some side effects include:

  • Irritation to the affected area
  • Infected skin
  • Itchiness around anus


Who can and cannot use this medication?

Most people who suffer from haemorrhoids will be suitable for this medication, but there are some health conditions or medications that can negatively interact with this medication. If any of the following apply to you then you should avoid Proctosedyl ointment:

  • If you suffer from allergies to Proctosedyl ointment or any of the ingredients in the medication
  • If you are currently suffering from an infection
  • If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • If you are suffering from bleeding from the anus
  • If you are currently suffering from inflamed or damaged skin
  • If you are under the age of 18


Where to buy Proctosedyl ointment:

You can buy Proctosedyl ointment safely online through MedsRUs. Proctosedyl ointment is a prescription-only medication, meaning that you cannot buy the medication over the counter from supermarkets or pharmacies. However, if you did not want to visit your doctor for a face to face consultation, you can arrange a consultation with MedsRUs to get a prescription for Proctosedyl ointment with the click of a button.

During this quick and easy process, our certified prescribers will ask you a few questions to ensure that this medication is right for you. Once the questions have been asked and the prescribers have confirmed it is the right treatment, you will be provided with a prescription and the medication will be dispensed immediately and sent directly to you.

This whole process can be done without having to leave your house, which can be helpful depending on the condition you are facing, and it is completely confidential and discreet.