What can Scheriproct ointment be used for?
Scheriproct contains a substance which reduces inflammation (prednisolone) and a local anaesthetic (cinchocaine) which relieves pain. This medicine is used for the relief of the inflammation, swelling, itching and soreness of piles (haemorrhoids) and to relieve itching of the anus (back passage).
How does Scheriproct cream work?
It works by temporarily blocking the pathway of pain messages along nerve fibres. This numbs sensation in the area where the medicine has been applied and provides relief from pain and itching. Prednisolone is a type of medicine called a corticosteriod and is used for reducing inflammation.
Can you use Scheriproct in pregnancy?
If treatment is needed then use a steroid and local anaesthetic ointment such as Scheriproct and suppositories. These are completely safe during pregnancy. If the haemorrhoid protrudes from the anus you should push them back inside the anal ring to prevent it thrombosing.
Why can’t you use anusol for more than 7 days?
If you use hydrocortisone for a long time, it can thin the skin around your anus. It’s best not to use these treatments for more than 7 days and not to repeat these treatments too often.
How long can you use Scheriproct ointment?
How long to use it. Treatment should continue for one week, less frequently (ointment once a day or one suppository every other day) after symptoms have cleared. The length of treatment should however, not exceed four weeks.
How long can you use Scheriproct suppositories for?
How to use Scheriproct suppositories. Always use Scheriproct as directed by your doctor or pharmacist and for no longer than 7 days. Always wash your hands before and after applying Scheriproct.
How effective is Scheriproct?
Scheriproct treatment is normally effective for mild to moderate cases of haemorrhoids after 7 days of treatment. If after 7 days of treatment you are still suffering, you should see your GP to receive further treatment that may be more appropriate for the severity of your case.
Is Scheriproct safe?
Scheriproct® helps most people with piles but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. Side effects that have been reported rarely by people using Scheriproct® include: Allergic skin reactions (e.g. rash) If Scheriproct® is used for more than 4 weeks, wasting of the skin in the treated area can occur.
Is Scheriproct available over the counter?
Scheriproct Ointment NHS is available to buy without prescription from My Pharmacy. Buy Scheriproct online, it’s easy to order and only requires you to fill out a small consultation.
Can you use too much anusol?
Do not use more of this product, use it more often, or keep using it longer than prescribed by your doctor. If you have been using this medication for a long time or in high doses, do not suddenly stop using it without your doctor’s approval. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped.
How often can I use Scheriproct ointment?
Unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor, Scheriproct® Ointment should be applied twice daily. Application up to four times on the first day may provide faster initial relief. Smear a small amount of ointment (about the size of a pea) around the anus and just inside the anus using your finger.
Which is the active ingredient in scheriproct ointment?
The active ingredient in Scheriproct®is a type of cortisone and belongs to the group of medicines called corticosteroids. conditions. Scheriproct is the brand name for agents containing the substances prednisolone hexanoate and cinchocaine hydrochloride Scheriproct
How much prednisolone is in scheriproct 1 g ointment?
Scheriproct 1 g ointment contains 1.9 mg prednisolone hexanoate (equivalent to 1.5 mg of prednisolone) and 5 mg cinchocaine hydrochloride in an ointment base. Scheriproct suppository, 1 suppository contains 1.3 mg prednisolone hexanoate (equivalent to 1 mg of prednisolone) and 1 mg cinchocaine hydrochloride in a hard fat base.
What kind of pain is scheriproct used for?
Scheriproct® is used in the treatment of haemorrhoids (piles), tears of the anal tissue, and similar conditions. The active ingredients reduce the inflammation and pain associated with such problems. Your doctor however, may have prescribed Scheriproct® for another purpose.
How often should I use scheriproct ointment?
Scheriproct ointment: A small amount of ointment should be used in the morning and at night, after a bowel movement. For severe cases your doctor may suggest using the ointment up to four times a day for the first day.