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|1 tube (30g)||£26.99|
More information about 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.
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.
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.
Proctosedyl can be bought from HealthExpress in dosages of 30g (for the ointment) and 5mg (for the suppository).
More details about correct use can be found in the attached patient information leaflet at the bottom of this page.
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:
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.
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:
If you do experience anything more serious, or if these effects become lasting, you should speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
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.
|Active ingredient(s)||Cinchocain, Hydrocortison|
|Description||Proctosedyl is a effective treatment available as a suppository as well as an oitment that works to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms of haemorrhoids|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Administration||Topical and Oral|
|Available dosage(s)||30mg, 5mg|
|Application||Men and women over 18 with haemorrhoids|
|Usage||Apply the ointment once in the morning and once in the evening after a bowel movement. Likewise for the suppository medication|
|Drug class||Local anaesthetics and steroids|
|Alcohol consumption||No known influence|
|When breastfeeding||Side effects unknown, contact your GP for further advice|
|When pregnant||Not 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 suppositories are prescribed for the treatment of internal haemorrhoids.
Proctosedyl ointment are prescribed for the treatment of internal and external haemorrhoids.
Yes, Proctosedyl should help with bleeding haemorrhoids. To help speed up healing, you should keep the area clean and use soft toilet paper.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very good product and superior to any OTC purchasePaul H
A product that does what it claims. Far better than any alternatives I have been prescribed.Bridget
I have used this before and it has always done the job for me. It was first prescribed for me many years ago by a consultant at the hospital and it does it for me.Catherine M
Much more effective than over the counter remedyLinda P
Find it the best product to treat my problem..have tried off the shelf items but will little or no results.Eric W
Proctosedly ointment and suppositories works effectively.Olaide O
Very effective but expensiveOlaide O