Proctosedyl Ointment used for the relief of the discomfort of haemorrhoids and other painful conditions of the anus.
The local anaesthetic cinchocaine relieves pain and relaxes sphincteric spasm. Pruritis and inflammation are relieved by hydrocortisone, which also decreases serious discharge.
Proctosedyl is, therefore, useful for the short term relief (not more than 7 days) of pain, irritation and pruritis associated with haemorrhoids and pruritis ani.
Proctosedyl ointment contains four different medicines called: hydrocortisone 5mg, Cinchocaine hydrochloride 5mg, Framycetin Sulphate 10mg and Aesculin 10mg.
- Cinchocaine hydrochloride belongs to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics. It works by causing numbness in the area to which it is applied. This stops you feeling pain in this area and helps lessen the spasm of the back passage.
- Hydrocortisone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It works by lowering the production of substances that cause inflammation. This helps lower swelling, itching and discharge.
Proctosedyl ointment can be used for the short-term relief (not more than 7 days) of:
- Pain, irritation, discharge and itching associated with enlarged or swollen blood vessels around your back passage (haemorrhoids).
- Itching around your back passage.
How to use: Apply the ointment in small quantities with the finger, on the painful or pruritic area, morning and evening and after each stool. For deep application attach cannula to tube, insert to full extent and squeeze tube gently from lower end whilst withdrawing. The ointment may be used separately or concurrently with the suppositories.
Warnings and precautions for use: Apply only to the region of the rectum and anus and surrounding skin. Hydrocortisone can cause thinning and damage to the skin especially of the face. As with all preparations containing topical steroids, the possibility of systemic absorption should be considered. In particular, long-term continuous therapy should be avoided in infants. Adrenal suppression can occur even without occlusion.
Packing: 1 aluminium tube (15 g)