This piles treatment works in two ways to relieve and cure an outbreak of haemorrhoids. Not only is it a local anaesthetic (cinchocaine) that numbs pain and swelling, but Scheriproct also works as an anti-inflammatory (prednisolone) to relieve itching and any further discomfort.
Whilst Scheriproct ointment offers temporary relief for up to 7 days, it is not used as a preventive. This means the ointment can be used sparingly when needed. This piles treatment can be used for internal haemorrhoids (with the help of a nozzle) and external haemorrhoids.
Scheriproct ointment contains a local anaesthetic (cinchocaine) and corticosteroid (prednisolone). This means that it offers immediate relief from pain and itching by numbing the affected area, but also helps to reduce inflammation.
Prednisolone is the type of corticosteroid used in Scheriproct and prevents the release of chemicals by the immune system that causes blood vessels to swell in response to irritation.
Cinchocaine, on the other hand, helps to block the pain by numbing the area where you applied to primarily stop the itching.
As the ointment is applied straight to the area(s) in question, it offers near immediate symptomatic relief, which allows the condition to heal much quicker. Scheriproct is also available in the form of suppositories that include the same two active ingredients that result in the same outcome, although this is used for internal piles only, whilst the ointment can be applied to both internal and external forms of the condition.
Scheriproct can be very helpful in providing relief from the symptoms of piles to allow the body to recover naturally. It provides various benefits such as:
The fact that this is a dual-action medication means any piles bout will clear up in a short amount of time without causing such a disruption to your quality of life.
Scheriproct ointment can be used to provide relief from both internal symptoms - with the help of a special nozzle - and external symptoms. How to apply can differ depending on the severity and location of the haemorrhoids.
For external haemorrhoids - the area around the anus
For internal haemorrhoids - to be used inside the anus
As a general rule of thumb, the Scheriproct ointment needs to be applied twice daily and then once a day when symptoms have cleared up.
If your symptoms are very severe, you could use the ointment 3-4 times on the first day.
Scheriproct ointment is available in a 30g dosage (1 tube) containing cinchocaine hydrochloride (0.5%) and prednisolone hexanoate (0.19%)
This medication is not suitable if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or likewise if you are allergic to local anaesthetics. If you have or are suffering from another infection, be it viral, bacterial or fungal, then you should not use this medication. Do not use Scheriproct if you are pregnant, thinking about pregnancy or are breastfeeding.
Side effects with this treatment are very rare and usually not severe. As these medicines are not ingested, the most likely effects are:
It is important to use it exactly as instructed and for no longer than the recommended period. If you experience any worrying symptoms, you should speak to your doctor.
If you notice any severe rashing or the symptoms worsening over the week, then this could be a sign of an allergic reaction. Stop using Scheriproct ointment immediately and contact a medical professional.
Most people can use these haemorrhoid treatments where symptoms are internal as well as external, particularly if normal changes in diet didn't provide the desired results. You should, however, not use any version of this medication if you:
It is important to also note that this treatment should not be used for a prolonged period of time as the risk of side effects may increase. Also if the area to be treated is infected then it may be advisable to use another treatment alongside Scheriproct to treat the infection. You can find out more details about the precautions and interactions of this medication in the attached patient information leaflet.
Scheriproct is available to buy online, but as with any prescription medication in the UK, you must complete an online consultation first. Always remember to include all current medications, allergies and medical history to ensure the treatment is right for you. Our doctor will then review and issue your prescription to our pharmacy. When ordered before 4pm, you will receive your treatment discreetly packaged the very next day.
All medication comes complete with patient leaflet that should be read thoroughly before starting, including specific notes on how often you must apply the ointment.
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