Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s
More information about Perinal
Perinal is a spray that contains the two active ingredients, hydrocortisone 0.2 % w/w and lidocaine Hydrochloride 1.0% w/w. It is used to effectively treat external haemorrhoids (piles) and can relieve any uncomfortable symptoms associated with these conditions (e.g. anal itching, irritation, and pain).
Perinal is sprayed over the anal region and should be used three times a day, for seven days in total, as recommended by our doctors. The spray is available in a dosage of 30ml and can be used by men and women over 18, who are dealing with haemorrhoids.
Most of the time piles go away on their own, but Perinal can be used in cases where normal changes in diet and activity level aren't providing the desired results.
Perinal works to provide relief in two ways:
Perinal cutaneous spray contains the active ingredient lidocaine hydrochloride which works by blocking pain messages from the affected area so that they aren't transported by nerves, thus numbing the affected area.
The hydrocortisone ingredient in Perinal is a type of corticosteroids which works to prevent the release of chemicals by the body's immune system that results in the swelling of haemorrhodial tissues.
This medication should not be used if you are allergic or sensitive to any of its ingredients. Perinal is not suitable for children under 14 years of age. If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, then it is likely that an alternative medication will be recommended. If you are currently taking additional medications - including herbal medications - which may interact with this medicine, then you should not take this medication.
Side effects with this treatment are extremely rare, as it's only used topically and corticosteroids are generally well tolerated for the treatment of piles. The most common potential side effects may include:
Adrenal suppression and skin thinning has also been reported, although these are quite rare.If any of these side effects do persist or increase in severity, it's advisable to speak to your doctor.
Perinal should be sprayed once over the affected area up to three times daily for up to seven days.
You should not use Perinal for any area other than the anal area. This medicine is for external use only and therefore should not be sprayed inside the anus. Perinal should not be sprayed on broken skin or skin that is infected. Likewise, when using this spray, you should avoid contact with the eyes, nose or mouth. You should also wash your hands after each application. You should not use this medicine for longer than seven days unless you have been advised to do so by a doctor.
Most people can buy Perinal 30ml safely for the treatment of haemorrhoids, as it's a topical medication. It can be used by both men and women over the age of 18 with haemorrhoids once it is prescribed by a doctor. However, there are some precautions that should be considered before using this treatment.
Make sure that you tell your doctor if you are experiencing extreme anal bleeding and/or pain, you are losing weight and/or you have a swollen stomach.
Perinal 30ml cutaneous spray is available to order online from HealthExpress, however, to ensure that you can do so safely, we require all our patients to complete a completely free and confidential online consultation form. This will be checked by one of our doctors to make sure that you are safe to use this haemorrhoid spray. If you can, you'll be able to complete your order online, after which your medication will be dispatched directly from our pharmacy straight to your door, at no additional cost.
|Active ingredient(s)||Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone|
|Availability||Out of stock|
|Description||Perinal is an effective treatment for haemorrhoids that works to reduce swelling and provide relief from pain and itching|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Application||Men and women over 18 with haemorrhoids|
|Usage||Apply 1 spray 3 times a day for up to 7 days|
|Drug class||Local anaesthetics and steroids|
|Breastfeeding/pregnancy||Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives|