More information about Proctofoam HC
Proctofoam-HC is a combination medication used to effectively treat the pain and discomfort associated with haemorrhoids. Proctofoam contains the two active ingredients, hydrocortisone and pramoxine, and is used 3 times a day for 7 days in total. Both men and women over the age of 18 with haemorrhoids can use this treatment. Proctofoam essentially works by reducing skin inflammation, as well as decreasing pain within the affected area.
Proctofoam contains hydrocortisone acetate, a corticosteroid, which prevents your body from releasing chemicals that cause inflammation of blood vessels. This is very helpful in the treatment of haemorrhoids as they are essentially caused as a result of inflamed vascular structures that line in the rectum and play a part in controlling bowel movements.
However, corticosteroids don't always provide relief straight away, which is why the addition of pramocaine hydrochloride is helpful in numbing the affected area. This means that itching and any pain experienced is reduced. Pramocaine is a type of topical anaesthetic that essentially blocks nerve impulses from the area of application from being relayed along nerve fibres to register in the brain as a particular sensation.
Proctofoam is a convenient foam treatment that works in two ways to provide you with relief from the symptoms of piles, while also aiding natural recovery. This is because it contains a local anaesthetic to provide almost instant relief from itching, but also a natural steroid that can help reduce swelling of blood vessels.
Proctofoam-HC is available in to buy from HealthExpress in a dosage of 21.2g and is applied with a special applicator into the rectum.
Ensure your hands are washed thoroughly after use and that none of the medication gets in your eyes or mouth. If this does occur, then ensure you wash it out as soon as possible and seek medical help if any adverse effects occur.
Most adults over the age of 18 with haemorrhoids can use Proctofoam-HC safely, provided they aren't allergic to any of the active ingredients - hydrocortisone and pramoxine. Before using Proctofoam-HC, there are a number of precautions that should be considered to ensure your safety.
Side effects of this treatment are extremely rare, but can occur when using prescription medication. Due to the topical nature of this treatment, it is unlikely to cause any major side effects. The common side effects may include:
You should mention to your doctor if you feel anxious or depressed as a result of this treatment, or if you experience anything more serious or worrying.
This medication is available to order at HealthExpress. We require you to complete a free online consultation to ensure that this medication is suitable for you. If this is the case, a prescription will be issued and sent to our registered pharmacy. From there, the medication is dispensed and dispatched using our free overnight delivery service.
|Product name||Proctofoam HC|
|Active ingredient(s)||Hydrocortisone Acetate and Pramoxine|
|Availability||Out of stock|
|Description||Proctofoam HC is a foam applied to the rectal area which reduces the swelling and itching caused by haemorrhoids|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Application||Men and women over 18 with haemorrhoids|
|Usage||Apply foam 3 times a day for up to 7 days|
|Drug class||Local anaesthetics and steroids|
|Alcohol consumption||Can cause side effects - take caution or avoid alcohol consumption, seek a GP for further advice|
|Breastfeeding/pregnancy||Side effects unknown, contact your GP for further advice|
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.