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Anugesic HC Suppositories are a medication indicated for the treatment of internal and external hemorrhoids. They contain a combination of three active ingredients: pramoxine, hydrocortisone, and zinc sulfate.
Pramoxine is a local anesthetic that helps to relieve pain and itching, while hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation and swelling. Zinc sulfate has astringent properties and helps to shrink swollen hemorrhoidal tissues. Together, these three ingredients work to relieve the symptoms associated with hemorrhoids, such as pain, itching, and swelling. Anugesic HC Suppositories should be used as directed by a healthcare professional.
Use and Dosage
Anugesic HC Suppository should be used in the rectum as directed by your doctor, typically 2 or 3 times daily, based on your medical condition and response to treatment. To use it, avoid handling the suppository for too long as it may melt. Unwrap the suppository and moisten the tip with a few drops of water if needed.
Here are some general steps you can follow when using Anugesic HC Suppositories:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
- Remove the suppository from its packaging.
- Lie down on your side with one leg bent, and the other leg straight.
- Carefully insert the suppository into your rectum using your finger or an applicator, taking care not to break the suppository.
- Stay lying down for a few minutes after inserting the suppository to allow it to dissolve completely.
- Wash your hands again to remove any remaining residue.
If you are not sure how to use the suppositories or have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. They can provide more information about the proper use of Anugesic HC suppositories.
Common Side Effects of Anugesic HC Suppository (Hydrocortisone Acetate/Pramoxine HCL/Zinc Sulfate):
- Allergic contact dermatitis
- Infected hair follicles
- Loss of skin pigmentation
- Secondary infection
Serious Side Effects of Anugesic HC Suppository (Hydrocortisone Acetate/Pramoxine HCL/Zinc Sulfate):
- Burning and itching of skin
- Rectal bleeding, burning, dryness, itching, or pain not present before therapy
- Skin rash, redness, itching, or hives at or near place of application
Forms and Strength
Anugesic HC Suppository (Hydrocortisone Acetate/Pramoxine HCL/Zinc Sulfate) is available in the following forms and strength:
Hydrocortisone Acetate/Pramoxine HCL/Zinc Sulfate: Suppository
- Anugesic HC Suppositories are available only with a doctor's prescription and should be used only as directed.
- Do not use this medication if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
- Inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, particularly conditions affecting your rectum or anal area, before using Anugesic HC suppositories.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding before using Anugesic HC suppositories.
- Overuse of topical corticosteroids like hydrocortisone can cause skin thinning, easy bruising, changes in pigmentation and acne. It should not be used on an open wound or sore.
- Do not use Anugesic HC suppositories for a prolonged period without consulting your doctor as this can lead to adverse effects including the thinning of skin, delayed wound healing, glaucoma, cataracts, high blood sugar, and suppression of adrenal function.
- Anugesic HC Suppositories contain pramoxine, which is a local anesthetic that can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as rash, itching, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- If you notice any signs of rectal bleeding or dark, tarry stools while using Anugesic HC Suppositories, stop using the medication and seek medical attention.
- Do not use Anugesic HC Suppositories for any other condition than what it is prescribed for.
- Do not share your Anugesic HC Suppositories with others, as it may not be safe or appropriate for their use.
- Keep this medication out of the reach of children and store it at room temperature away from direct light and moisture.
- Use caution when driving or operating heavy machinery while using Anugesic HC Suppositories, as it may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some people.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Anugesic HC Suppositories to work?
Anugesic HC Suppositories usually start to work within a few days of starting treatment. However, it may take several weeks of consistent use to see maximum benefits.
Can Anugesic HC Suppositories cure hemorrhoids?
No, Anugesic HC Suppositories cannot cure hemorrhoids. However, they can help to relieve the pain, itching, and inflammation associated with hemorrhoids. Adopt other measures like increasing fiber and water intake and maintaining good hygiene practices to manage the underlying causes of hemorrhoids.
What should you do if you miss a dose of Anugesic HC Suppositories?
If you miss a dose of Anugesic HC Suppositories, take it as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not double up on doses to make up for a missed dose.
What should you do if you accidentally overdose on Anugesic HC Suppositories?
If you accidentally overdose on Anugesic HC Suppositories, seek medical attention right away. Symptoms of an overdose may include severe itching, burning, or irritation in the rectal area.
It's important to purchase Anugesic HC Suppository from verified Canadian pharmacy.