PHARMACY ONLY MEDICINE
Procetosedyl Ointment is used for the relief of the discomfort of haemorrhoids/piles and other painful conditions of the anus, such as fissures/tears. The two active ingredients work in conjunction to reduce swelling, numb pain and relieve itching.
This ointment reduces pain, swelling, itching and muscle spasm caused by haemorrhoids and other rectal lesions.
Available in 30g and 15g tubes.
Hydrocortisone 5 mg/g and Cinchocaine hydrochloride 5 mg/g.
For best results, first empty your bowels but do not strain. Wash and dry the anal area. Before and after use, wash your hands well with soap and water.
- If the affected area is on the surface, use your finger to apply just enough ointment to cover the painful area.
- If you need to apply the ointment deeper, first screw the plastic nozzle (which is supplied in the carton) tightly on to the tube. Gently insert the nozzle all the way into the rectum (back passage) and squeeze the tube from the lower end, while at the same time withdrawing it from the rectum.
Note that if the area is very inflamed and painful, it is advisable to initially apply the ointment with a finger, rather than insert the nozzle.
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have or have had any medical conditions, especially the following: Cuts or abrasions in the area of the anus e.g. if there is blood on toilet paper or in the toilet after opening the bowels (defecating).
- Not suitable for children under 12 years.
- Should not be used if you are allergic to cinochocaine, hydrocortisone, or other ingredient, or if you have tuberculosis or fungal infection in the area of the anus.
- Proctosedyl may hide signs of infection. As for all steroid preparations, do not use Proctosedyl when infections affecting the anus or surrounding area are present e.g. sexually-transmitted diseases such as herpes.
Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read label carefully and use strictly as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects, please consult your doctor or healthcare professional
The information provided does not replace the individual advice and consultation of a doctor or pharmacist