ANUSOL HC OINTMENT (15G)
Anusol contains a number of ingredients which are useful in the relief of symptoms associated with piles (haemorrhoids) and other local skin irritations in the anal area. Bismuth oxide, balsam peru and zinc oxide have mild antiseptic, protective and astringent properties (i.e. constricts blood vessels). Balsam peru is also believed to promote the growth of new skin cells. Anusol ointment and suppositories also contain bismuth subgallate, which has similar antiseptic, protective and astringent properties. Anusol is available as rectal cream, ointment and suppositories. Since Anusol suppositories are inserted into the rectum they are more suitable for treating internal piles, while the cream and ointment may be used to relieve both internal and external piles.
Thoroughly cleanse the affected area, dry and apply ointment on a gauze dressing. Apply ointment to the affected area at night, in the morning and after each evacuation. For internal conditions use rectal nozzle provided and clean it after each use. Do not use for longer than 7 days, unless on the advice of a doctor.
Not to be taken orally.
Elderly (over 65 years)
As for adults
Patients with rectal bleeding or blood in the stool should talk to their doctor before using this product as these conditions may be the symptom of a more serious underlying disorder.
As with all products containing topical steroids the possibility of systemic absorption should be borne in mind.
Prolonged or excessive use may produce systemic corticosteroid effects with suppression of adrenocortical function and toxicity. Use for periods longer than seven days is not recommended unless under the direction of a doctor.
The product should be discontinued and the patient advised to consult a medical practitioner if symptoms do not improve, worsen, or if rectal bleeding occurs.
Continuous application without interruption will result in local atrophy of the skin, striae and superficial vascular dilatation.
Always read the instructions before use