What are Anusol Hc suppositories?
Anusol HC Suppositories help to relieve the swelling, itch and irritation of internal piles (haemorrhoids) and anal itching.
It contains thefollowing ingredients:
Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild steroid which helps reduce inflammation.
Zinc oxide and Bismuth salts are mildly astringent and antiseptic. They soothe and protect raw areas.
Balsam Peru is mildly antiseptic and has a protective action on sore areas and may help healing.
Benzyl benzoate has mild antiseptic properties.
This product is for use by adults over the age of 18 years.
How do you use Anusol suppositories?
Insert one suppository into the anus far enough that it won’t slip out in the morning, at night, and after each bowel movement. Do not use more than 3 suppositories a day. Do not use for more than 7 consecutive days.
Anusol HC Suppositories should be inserted into
■ Wash anal area and dry gently with a soft towel
before using this medicine.
■ Remove plastic cover from the suppository
■ Wash your hands before and after using Anusol.
■ The suppository will melt after insertion.
A Healthy Living Plan for Piles Sufferers
You can reduce the risk of piles by following ahealthy diet and lifestyle that helps to keep your
bowels working regularly and prevents constipation.This can also help to speed recovery from piles.
■ Eat a high fibre diet including foods like brown rice, wholemeal bread, wholewheat pasta etc.
■ Eat plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and salads.
■ Drink plenty of water.
■ Don’t eat too much salty, fatty or sugary foods such as crisps, burgers and cakes.
■ Cut back on the amount of alcohol, tea and coffee you drink.
■ Exercise regularly.
A healthy diet and lifestyle will reduce the likelihood of constipation and encourage a regular bowel habit.
Go to the toilet regularly and try to avoid straining. Leaning forward from the hips may help.
For external and internal piles, Ointment can be used. If internal haemorrhoids are the problem,
Suppositories deliver a measured dose to the affected area.
Piles (haemorrhoids) are lumps inside and around your bottom (anus). They often get better on their own after a few days. There are things you can do to treat and prevent piles.
Symptoms of piles include:
-bright red blood after you poo
-an itchy anus
-feeling like you still need to poo after going to the toilet
-slimy mucus in your underwear or on toilet paper after wiping your bottom
-lumps around your anus
-pain around your anus
How you can treat or prevent piles
-drink lots of fluid and eat plenty of fibre to keep your poo soft
-wipe your bottom with damp toilet paper
-take paracetamol if piles hurt
-take a warm bath to ease itching and pain
-use an ice pack wrapped in a towel to ease discomfort
-gently push a pile back inside
-keep your bottom clean and dry
-cut down on alcohol and caffeine (like tea, coffee and cola) to avoid constipation
-do not wipe your bottom too hard after you poo
-do not ignore the urge to poo
-do not push too hard when pooing
-do not take painkillers that contain codeine, because they cause constipation
-do not take ibuprofen if your piles are bleeding
-do not spend more time than you need to on the toilet
Non-urgent advice: See a GP if:
there’s no improvement after 7 days of treatment at home
you keep getting piles
Your GP may prescribe stronger medicines for haemorrhoids or constipation.
What causes piles?
Piles are swollen blood vessels. It’s not clear what causes them.
Things that make piles more likely:
pushing too hard when pooing
pregnancy – read about piles during pregnancy
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience the following, stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor:
Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people
■ Hypersensitivity reactions (such as rash). Other effects which may occur but it is
unknown how often:
■ Burning, redness, irritation, itching, or pain may occur on application. This does not usually last a long time, so if this lasts longer than a few days, tell your doctor.
■ Blurred vision