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Anugesic HC is used to treat the symptoms associated with hemorrhoids, such as pain, itching, and swelling. It can be used to relieve pain, swelling, itching, and discomfort in the anal area due to a variety of causes, including rectal surgery for hemorrhoids. The Ointment is a combination product that contains three active ingredients: pramoxine, hydrocortisone, and zinc sulfate.
Pramoxine is a local anesthetic that helps to numb the affected area and relieve pain. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid that helps to reduce inflammation and itching, while zinc sulfate acts as an astringent, which helps to dry out the affected area and promote healing.
Use and Dosage
Anugesic HC ointment is applied topically to the affected area, usually two to four times daily or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. You should wash your hands before and after applying the medication, and avoid getting it in your eyes, mouth, or nose.
To use Anugesic HC Ointment:
- Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using the ointment.
- Clean the affected area with mild soap and water, and pat dry with a clean towel.
- Squeeze a small amount of the ointment onto your fingertip or onto the applicator nozzle (if one is included).
- Apply a thin layer of the ointment to the affected area, and gently rub it in.
- Wash your hands again to remove any remaining ointment.
In case of anal use, first wash and dry the affected anal area. Attach the plastic applicator to the tube and insert it into the rectum to its full extent, then slowly withdraw while gently squeezing the tube. You may also apply the ointment to the outside surface of the anus to relieve any external discomfort. Wash the applicator after use.
The exact dosage and frequency of use may vary depending on the severity of your symptoms and the instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist. You should always follow the instructions provided with the medication and consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using Anugesic HC Ointment or any other medication.
Common Side Effects of Anugesic HC Ointment (Hydrocortisone Acetate/Pramoxine HCL/Zinc Sulfate):
- Dry or scaly skin
- Thin or fragile skin
Serious Side Effects of Anugesic HC Ointment (Hydrocortisone Acetate/Pramoxine HCL/Zinc Sulfate):
- Burning and itching of the skin
- Rectal bleeding, burning, dryness, itching, or pain not present before therapy
- Skin rash, redness, itching, or hives at or near the place of application
Forms and Strength
Anugesic HC Ointment (Hydrocortisone Acetate/Pramoxine HCL/Zinc Sulfate) is available in the following forms and strengths:
Hydrocortisone Acetate/Pramoxine HCL/Zinc Sulfate: Ointment
- Anugesic HC may not be suitable for everyone, and you should discuss the use of the Ointment with your doctor or pharmacist to determine whether it is safe and appropriate for you.
- Anugesic HC contains hydrocortisone, which is a corticosteroid medication. Prolonged or excessive use of corticosteroids can lead to skin thinning, increased risk of infections, and other potential complications. You should not use this Ointment for longer than recommended or in larger amounts than prescribed.
- Anugesic HC is generally not recommended for use in children unless directed by a doctor.
- You should not use Anugesic HC if you are allergic to any of its active ingredients (pramoxine, hydrocortisone, or zinc sulfate), or if you have certain other medical conditions (such as tuberculosis, fungal or viral infections in the affected area, or certain eye conditions).
- You should avoid using Anugesic HC for prolonged periods of time, or in large amounts, as this can increase the risk of side effects or complications.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should discuss the use of Anugesic HC with your doctor to determine whether it is safe and appropriate for you, as some corticosteroid medications may pose risks to the fetus or infant.
- Anugesic HC may interact with certain other medications or supplements, so you should inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medications or have any medical conditions.
- You should avoid getting Anugesic HC cream or ointment in your eyes, mouth, or nose, and should wash your hands thoroughly after applying it to the affected area.
- Anugesic HC may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in some people, so you should monitor the affected area for signs of redness, swelling, rash, or other unusual symptoms.
- Anugesic HC may not be effective for all types of hemorrhoids or related conditions, and you should consult with your doctor if you have persistent or severe symptoms despite treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Anugesic HC be used in children?
Anugesic HC is generally not recommended for use in children unless directed by a doctor.
How quickly does Anugesic HC work?
The time it takes for Anugesic HC to start working may vary depending on the individual and the severity of the symptoms. Some people may experience relief within a few minutes or hours, while for others it may take longer or require ongoing treatment.
Can Anugesic HC be used with other medications?
Anugesic HC may interact with certain other medications or supplements, so you should inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medications or have any medical conditions.
Can Anugesic HC be used by pregnant or nursing women?
Pregnant or nursing women should consult with their doctor or pharmacist before using Anugesic HC or any other medications, as some medications may pose risks to the mother or fetus/infant.
It's important to purchase Anugesic HC Ointment from verified Canadian pharmacy.