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What is Proctosedyl?

Proctosedyl is a highly effective ointment used to treat the pain and discomfort associated with haemorrhoids (piles). When Proctosedyl ointment is applied to the problematic area, it successfully relieves the painful symptoms associated with piles, such as itching, irritation, and inflammation.

It contains the active ingredients, cinchocaine and hydrocortisone, and is prescribed in dosages of 30g for ointment and 5mg for suppositories. Proctosedyl can be used by men and women over the age of 18 with haemorrhoids, most commonly known as piles.

How does Proctosedyl work?

Proctosedyl suppositories or ointment works effectively through the actions of its active ingredients - cinchocaine hydrochloride and hydrocortisone.

The cinchocaine is a local anaesthetic that prevents messages from nerve receptors getting relayed. This results in a numbing effect to the area of application, providing relief from discomfort caused by pain or itching.

Hydrocortisone is a type of natural steroid, which means that it's able to prevent chemicals from being released by the body that causes inflammation. These chemicals play a part in the body's immune responses and cause blood vessels to widen, causing swelling. If swelling is reduced, it can give the body time to recover naturally.

What are the benefits of using Proctosedyl?

Proctosedyl can provide relief from the uncomfortable symptoms of piles in two ways.

Firstly, the cinchocaine hydrochloride works to have a numbing effect to provide immediate relief from itching or pain; while the hydrocortisone helps to reduce swelling until it naturally goes away. The suppository helps to provide internal relief, while the ointment is intended to be used for external haemorrhoids.

How to use Proctosedyl ointment?

Proctosedyl can be bought from HealthExpress in dosages of 30g (for the ointment) and 5mg (for the suppository).

  • Proctosedyl ointment should be applied externally to the rectum after a bowel movement, preferably once in the morning and once in the evening
  • The suppository should be inserted in the morning and in the evening after a bowel movement
  • In both cases you should ensure that your hands are clean and dry before using either treatment type
  • Additionally this haemorrhoid treatment should not be continued for more than seven days and you should mention to a doctor if your symptoms aren't improving

More details about correct use can be found in the attached patient information leaflet at the bottom of this page.

Using suppositories

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:

  1. Remove foil wrapper.
  2. Moisten the suppository with water or water-based lubricating jelly.
  3. 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.
  4. Suppository
  5. Rectum

What precautions/interactions should I be aware of with Proctosedyl?

Most patients dealing with haemorrhoids - or piles - can use this medication for the treatment of haemorrhoids. Before using this treatment, it is vital that you consider the precautions associated before deciding to buy Proctosedyl.

  • It isn't recommended that you use Proctosedyl if you have an allergy to any of the active ingredients
  • You should also not use this treatment if you have an infection
  • Topical treatments, such as Proctosedyl, shouldn't be used extensively during pregnancy
  • If you intend to use the treatment whilst breastfeeding, you should first consult with a doctor
  • Proctosedyl shouldn't be administered on damaged or irritated skin
  • You should avoid using the treatment for a prolonged period of time
  • Make sure you tell your doctor if you have severe bleeding from the anus or you are experiencing pain

What are the side effects of Proctosedyl?

Side effects as a result of these treatments are very rare, as the ingredients tend to be well tolerated by patients in general. The most common potential side effects tend to include:

  • Irritation of the area or a temporary tingling sensation

If you do experience anything more serious, or if these effects become lasting, you should speak to your doctor as soon as possible.

How can I buy Proctosedyl ointment online safely?

Proctosedyl is available to order online from HealthExpress. You can start a free and confidential consultation straight away and our doctor will be able to let you know whether you are eligible for the ointment or suppository or any other treatments available. If you can safely use these treatments you'll be given the chance to complete your order, and your treatment will be dispensed by our pharmacy for delivery as soon as possible. All our treatments are shipped via free, secure next day delivery in the UK.

Proctosedyl info
Product nameProctosedyl
Active ingredient(s)Cinchocain, Hydrocortison
Lowest price£25.99
Trustpilot rating4.5/5
Trustpilot reviews53
AvailabilityIn stock
DescriptionProctosedyl is a effective treatment available as a suppository as well as an oitment that works to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms of haemorrhoids
ExemptionSubject to medical prescription
AdministrationTopical and Oral
PresentationOintment, suppository
Available dosage(s)30mg, 5mg
ApplicationMen and women over 18 with haemorrhoids
UsageApply the ointment once in the morning and once in the evening after a bowel movement. Likewise for the suppository medication
Drug classLocal anaesthetics and steroids
Alcohol consumptionNo known influence
When breastfeedingSide effects unknown, contact your GP for further advice
When pregnantNot recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives

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.

Proctosedyl FAQs

What are Proctosedyl suppositories used for?

Proctosedyl suppositories are prescribed for the treatment of internal haemorrhoids.

What is Proctosedyl ointment used for?

Proctosedyl ointment are prescribed for the treatment of internal and external haemorrhoids.

Does Proctosedyl stop bleeding?

Yes, Proctosedyl should help with bleeding haemorrhoids. To help speed up healing, you should keep the area clean and use soft toilet paper.

Can you buy Proctosedyl over the counter?

No, Proctosedyl is only available with a valid prescription which you can obtain from your doctor or online from an accredited healthcare provider, like HealthExpress.

How long do Proctosedyl suppositories take to work?

Proctosedyl suppositories should work within 5 - 7 days. However, you must not take it for any longer than 7 days. If you find your symptoms have not improved after the treatment course, you should speak to your doctor as soon as possible.

Can you use Proctosedyl whilst pregnant?

Yes, it is most likely safe for pregnant women. However, you must speak to your doctor or midwife beforehand to ensure it is safe for you to take.

Can Proctosedyl cause constipation?

No, Proctosedyl does not cause constipation. However, constipation is the most common cause of haemmorhoids. Ensure you eat plenty of fibre to promote healthy bowel movements and prevent haemorrhoids.

Can Proctosedyl cause diarrhoea?

No, Proctosedyl does not cause diarrhoea. If you're experiencing persistent or severe diarrhoea, you should speak to your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

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Pack of Proctosedyl® Suppositories and Proctosedyl 30g Ointment Excellent 4.5 53 patients have reviewed Proctosedyl on Trustpilot
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  • Great product works extremely quickly. The best ointment on the market. Very soothing..

    Alison H
  • A product that does what it claims. Far better than any alternatives I have been prescribed.

  • I have been using this medication for a number of years to treat external soreness and irritation caused by piles. I use the ointment only when absolutely necessary and I needed to obtain it now because my existing tube had gone out of date. I works very well for me.

    Neil B
04 Feb

Effective and useful

21 Dec

Great product works extremely quickly. The best ointment on the market. Very soothing..

Alison H
04 Oct

Proctosedly ointment and suppositories works effectively.

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