What is Anugesic HC?
Anugesic HC is used to effectively relieve the symptoms associated with haemorrhoids, more commonly known as piles. Administered in the form of a 30g topical cream, it can be used by men and women over the age of 18 who are currently dealing with the uncomfortable symptoms of haemorrhoids, as well as other skin irritations in the anal region. This treatment should be applied twice a day, after bowel movements.
How does Anugesic HC work?
Anugesic HC cream contains various ingredients that work together to treat and reduce the symptoms of haemorrhoids. One of the main ingredients is pramocaine hydrochloride, a local anaesthetic that works almost straight away to block pain impulses from the affected area. While the pramocaine provides relief from symptoms, another active ingredient hydrocortisone prevents the release of chemicals that causes inflammation of the haemorrhoids.
The other ingredients such as benzyl benzoate, bismuth oxide, peru balsam and zinc oxide in Anugesic HC have an analgesic and antiseptic effect on the areas where it's applied, which also helps blood vessels narrow and lowers the risk of infection and irritation.
What are the benefits?
Haemorrhoids are small lumps that occur on or inside the anus, and are the result of varicose veins that communally develop due to constipation. Common haemorrhoid symptoms include itching, irritation, swelling and soreness. Anugesic-HC cream helps to relieve the discomfort and pain caused by piles, alleviating the symptoms of both external and internal haemorrhoids. Anugesic-HC suppositories provide an additional treatment method for internal piles.
What are the benefits of using Anugesic HC?
Anugesic HC works three ways to provide relief from the painful symptoms of haemorrhoids. This includes pain and itching, particularly after a bowel movement, and also reduces the risk of infections. In addition to this, these treatments also aid healing by reducing swelling of blood vessels in the rectum, along with changes to your diet as well.
What does Anugesic-HC contain?
Anugesic-HC cream contains benzyl benzoazte (1.2%), bismuth oxide (0.875%), hydrocortisone acetate (0.5%), Peru balsam (1.85%), pramocaine hydrochloride (1%), zinc oxide and (12.35%). Anugesic-HC suppositories contain buff, benzyl benzoate 33mg, bismuth oxide 24mg, bismuth subgallate 59m, hydrocortisone acetate 5mg, Peru balsam 4mg, pramocaine hydrochloride 27mg, and zinc oxide 296mg.
How to use Anugesic HC cream?
Anugesic HC cream comes in a tube and can be bought from HealthExpress in a dosage of 30g. Usage is simple and more details can be found in the attached patient information leaflet when you buy the treatment, or at the bottom of the page.
- Ensure that your hands are dry and clean
- Clean the anal region and dry carefully
- Anugesic HC cream can be applied externally or internally with the help of the rectal nozzle provided
- This should be done once in the morning and another time in the evening, it can also be used after a bowel movement
- The cream should not be used for longer than 7 days unless your doctor directs you to do so
- Anugesic HC cream is for external topical use only and should never be ingested
You should speak to a doctor if your symptoms have not improved within seven days of use.
How does it work?
Both Anugesic-HC cream and suppositories contain a number of ingredients, which work together to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of haemorrhoids. Hydrocortisone acetate works as a steroid to alleviate inflammation and swelling caused by the piles. Pramocaine hydrochloride is a local anaesthetic which works to numb the affected area while relieving any itching and irritation caused by the piles. The additional ingredients in Anugesic-HC are mildly astringent and contain antiseptic properties which work by soothing and reducing irritation. Peru balsam also works as a protective and healing agent, helping to promote the growth of skin cells.
Precaution/Interaction can use Anugesic HC?
Most people (male and female) can safely use this medication to treat haemorrhoids and the itching associated with this condition. Before deciding to buy Anugesic HC cream, it is important that you consider the precautions associated with this product.
- Anugesic HC cream shouldn't be used for longer than seven days
- This treatment contains the ingredient propylene glycol, which may irritate the skin
- This cream shouldn't be used if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, or you are currently using similar medications
- Anugesic HC cream should be avoided if you have genital warts, skin sores, or any fungal or viral lesions
- Anugesic HC should be used with caution if you intend to use it during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding
When filling in your online consultation, you should make sure that you mention if you are currently taking any other medications, you are experiencing rectal bleeding that has not been diagnosed as piles by your doctor, or if you are pregnant or thinking of falling pregnant.
Who cannot use this medication?
This medication is not suitable for you if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. If you are suffering from infections such as the herpes simplex virus or another viral or fungal infection that causes skin sores, then you should not use this medication. If you are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant or breastfeeding then this medication is not suitable. Anugesic-HC cream or suppositories are not suitable for children.
What are the side effects of Anugesic HC?
Side effects are very rare with Anugesic, as it's normally only recommended for a short period of time and not ingested. Potential side effects of this treatment may include:
- Itching or irritation of the area where it's applied
If you do start to experience anything more serious while using this treatment, or the above mentioned side effects become persistent or bothersome, you should ask a medical professional for advice.
How do I use this medication?
Before and after using this medication it is essential that you wash your hands. The affected area should be washed thoroughly and dried before treatment is applied. For external or internal use, Anugesic-HC cream should be applied to the affected area every morning and evening and also after each bowel movement.
To treat the haemorrhoids internally using the suppositories, insert one suppository at night and in the morning, and also after each bowel movement. When using either Anugesic-HC cream or suppositories, do not continue a course of treatment for longer than seven days.
What are the side effects?
As with most medications, there may be some side effects, however not every person using this medication will experience them. Side effects with this medication include skin sensitivity, skin irritation, a temporary burning sensation and allergic reactions.
How do I buy this medication?
Anugesic-HC cream is available to buy at HealthExpress after you have completed a free online consultation, which will be reviewed by one of our doctors. Once it has been determined that the medication is suitable, a prescription will be issued and sent to our registered pharmacy. Treatment will then be discreetly and securely sent via overnight delivery.
How can I buy Anugesic HC cream online safely?
Anugesic HC is available to order online from HealthExpress. Simply start a quick, free, and easy online consultation. This will be checked by one of our UK registered doctors. If you are approved for this treatment, you'll be able to select the medication and complete the order. Your treatment will then be dispensed directly from our pharmacy for free delivery to your door via our next day and same day delivery service.