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Brand Names: Proctosedyl Suppositories
Generic Name: One gram contains Hydrocortisone BP 5 mg, Framycetin sulfate BP 10 mg ,
Cinchocaine HCl BP 5 mg, Aesculin 10 ml
Manufacturer: Sanofi Aventis
Benefits: Reduction of swelling, pain, and inflammation of hemorrhoids and other rectal lesions.
Haemorrhoids often result when people strain while trying to open their bowel (defecate). This problem is often, but not always, associated with low-fibre
- For the treatment of internal and external haemorrhoids
- Haemorrhoids post-partum
- Anal pruritus, peri-anal eczema, anal fissures and proctitis
- Post-haemorrhoidectomy application to relieve pain and discomfort
A suppository is inserted morning and evening, and after each stool.
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
This medication is a combination product that is used for the reduction of swelling, pain, and inflammation of hemorrhoids and other rectal lesions. It is also used to treat proctitis, fissures, cryptitis, pain following rectal surgery, and rectal itching.
How should I use this medication?
For treatment of the outside area of the anus, apply a small quantity morning and evening and after each bowel movement to the affected area. For internal application, attach the rectal cannula (the plastic attachment that is included with the medication) to the tube opening, gently insert to full extent inside the anus, and squeeze the tube gently from the lower end while withdrawing.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones above, do not change the way that you take the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is very important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you forget a dose of this medication, use it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on with your regular schedule. Do not double-up on doses.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Who should NOT take this medication?
This medication should not be used by anyone who:
* is allergic to any of the ingredients of the medication
* has tuberculosis, fungal, or viral infections
* This medicine should not be used for longer than seven days at a time. If symptoms persist after this period consult your doctor.
* Avoid prolonged use.
* This medicine is not to be taken by mouth.
* This medicine is not recommended for use in children.
* Stored at room temperature.
* Remember to keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
* This medicine should be used with caution during pregnancy. High dosage regimens should be avoided. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
* There is no information available regarding the safety of this medicine during breastfeeding. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
* Irritation of the back passage
* Skin rashes
* Side effects similar to those associated with corticosteroids taken by mouth may occur if this medicine is absorbed into the blood stream. This is unlikely unless the medicine is used at high doses for prolonged periods of time.
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.
For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.