What is Ultraproct?
Ultraproct is an effective treatment for haemorrhoids. Using Ultraproct can help relieve haemorrhoid symptoms such as itching and pain to aid recovery. This treatment works in two ways, firstly it provides immediate relief by numbing the affected areas and secondly it helps to reduce swelling of the blood vessels in the back passage.
Ideally this haemorrhoid treatment, which is available in a suppository as well as ointment, should be applied while the initial cause of the swelling should also be address, which in most cases includes constipation.
Why take Ultraproct?
Haemorrhoids are also known as piles and they can cause great discomfort. They are small lumps that can develop inside the anus or protrude and develop outside the anus. Ultraproct is available in either ointment or suppository form and it helps to alleviate any uncomfortable symptoms caused by piles, such as irritation, soreness, swelling and itching. Ultraproct ointment is an effective treatment for both internal and external haemorrhoids. Ultraproct suppositories also provide an additional method of treatment for internal piles.
How does Ultraproct work?
The active ingredient in Ultraproct is fluocortolone (a corticosteroid), this is a type of natural steroid, that works to reduce inflammation. The inflammation that is associated with haemorrhoids happens as a result of irritation caused by pressure on the blood vessels in the back passage. If skin tissues are irritated, the immune system releases chemicals that cause blood vessels to swell, but fluocortolone stops the action of these chemicals, thus reducing inflammation.
One of the active ingredients cinchocaine is a type of local anaesthetic which helps to numb the region of the inflammation, this in turn helps to relieve any pain or itching that may have been occurring as a result.
Fluocortolone on the other hand is a type of corticosteroid which helps to reduce inflammation. By reducing the chemical substances that cause inflamation there is less irritation allowing the piles to reduce naturally. Likewise when inserted in the rectum, the treatment goes to work on the active area and reduces any inflammation or irritation.
What does Ultraproct contain?
Ultraproct ointment contains cinchocaine (dibucaine) hydrochloride (0.5%), fluocortolone caproate (0.095%) and flucortolone pivalate (0.092%). Ultraproct suppositories contain cinchocaine (dibucaine) hydrochloride 1mg, flucortolone caproate 630mg and fluocortolone pivalate 610mg.
What are the benefits of Ultraproct?
Ultraproct can be used to help alleviate pain and itching associated with piles. It not only works to numb the affected area but also acts to reduce swelling, which can aid recovery. It's a short-term treatment in the form of an ointment or suppository, which means that it's unlikely to cause side effects and usually produces results within a few days of use.
How does it work?
Ultraproct ointment and suppositories contain the ingredients cinchocaine and flucortolone in various forms. Flucortolone works as an inflammatory agent to reduce any swelling, soreness and irritation caused by piles. Cinchocaine works as a local anaesthetic, essentially numbing the affected area and providing relief from pain and irritation.
How do I take Ultraproct?
The ointment version of this treatment can be applied externally as well as rectally with the help of an applicator nozzle. This should be one twice daily and once daily once symptoms have cleared up.
- Ensure the area and your hands have been cleaned thoroughly with water
- Dry the area completely by patting so as not to aggravate the piles further
For external haemorrhoids – the area around the anus
- Squeeze a pea size amount onto your finger
- Spread gently over the skin and leave
- Do not rub the ointment in
For internal haemorrhoids – to be used inside the anus
- Place the nozzle onto the top of the tube
- Fill the nozzle with the ointment
- This is the correct dosage for one application
- Insert the nozzle into the anus slowly
- The whole nozzle should be inside
- Squeezing the tube gently, withdraw the nozzle
- Wash nozzle thoroughly ready for next use
If you are only experiencing internal symptoms, the suppository treatment may be all that is required. This should be applied once a day, but in the initial stages of treatment you could use it between three to four days. With both types of treatment, it should not be continued for more than seven days, so if symptoms persist beyond this point, you should speak to your doctor.
Some people prefer to use the suppository format of this haemorrhoids treatment either due to the inabailability of the ointment or for a direct coverage from the core of the piles. Instructions on how to use a suppository is below:
- Remove foil wrapper.
- Moisten the suppository with water or water-based lubricating jelly.
- Lie on your left side and bend your right knee up toward your chest. Gently push the suppository into your rectum so it is deep enough not to come out.
Who cannot use Ultraproct?
Ultraproct is not suitable if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or have a known allergy to local anaesthetics. If you have untreated viral, bacterial, fungal or parasite infections, or suffer from skin that is easily damaged, then you should not use this medication. If you are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant or are breastfeeding, this medication may not be suitable and it is therefore recommended that you speak to a licensed doctor. Ultraproct is not suitable for children.
What dosages are available with Ultraproct?
Ultraproct comes in two different dosages, depending on which form of delivery you choose. If you prefer ointment, you get 30g tube, and if you opt for an Ultraproct suppository the quantity is 1mg.
All the Ultraproct dosages have been specifically formulated by the manufacturer to maximise efficiency whilst also minimising potential side effects when treating haemorrhoids.
How do you take Ultraproct?
It is important when using this medication that you wash your hands before and after use. Likewise the affected area should also be washed and dried before treatment is applied. Ultraproct ointment for either external or internal use should be applied on the affected area twice daily for five to seven days (three to four times daily on the first day if necessary). After symptoms have cleared, treatment should be applied just once daily.
To treat the piles internally using the suppositories, insert one suppository daily after a bowl movement for five to seven days (in severe cases, two to three times daily), then one suppository every other day for one week.
Are there any side effects when taking Ultraproct?
Side effects aren't a common occurrence when using this haemorrhoids treatment as it is only used for a short time and are not taken orally. Side effects however may include:
- Irritation of the application area or rashes and with extended use skin may start to become thinner.
These side effects should lessen with time if they occur. If symptoms do persist however, then you should contact your doctor when possible to discuss alternative treatments.
What are the side effects?
With all medications there is a possibility of experiencing side effects, although not everybody using this medication will experience them. Common side effects of this medication include skin allergies, thinning of the skin and an effect on the functioning of the adrenal gland.
What are the precautions/interactions for Ultraproct?
Most adults who require treatment for painful haemorrhoids can buy Ultraproct ointment or suppositories, however you should not use the ointment of suppositories if:
- If you are allergic to the active ingredients
- If you have a viral, bacterial or fungal infection
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
You should also ensure that you tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications.
Can I buy Ultraproct?
You can buy Ultraproct at HealthExpress safely and securely. All you need to do is complete a free online consultation, which will be reviewed to determine your suitability for the medication. If your chosen medication is safe for you, a prescription will be issued and then sent to our registered pharmacy for dispense and dispatch.
How can I buy Ultraproct online safely?
Ultraproct ointment and suppositories are available to order online for convenient delivery the very next day, although we ask all our patients to complete a free online consultation first. This is so that we can ensure that you are safe to use this treatment, before you are provided with your recommendations and are able to place your order. Consultations are reviewed by our partner doctors, and all medications are shipped directly from our pharmacy to you.