Preparation H Cream is a brand of hemorrhoid treatment cream indicated to relieve various symptoms related to hemorrhoids, such as pain, burning, itching, and discomfort. It is a topical treatment that can soothe discomfort, decrease swelling, and provide relief from itching associated with painful hemorrhoids. Preparation H cream contains active ingredients called Bio Dyne. Bio Dyne helps quickly act to provide relief while protecting against further irritation.
Preparation H Cream used over-the-counter medications for treating hemorrhoids. The cream contains maximum-strength pramoxine to provide rapid relief from external hemorrhoid symptoms. It helps reduce inflammation and discomfort associated with swollen and irritated veins in the rectal area.
Uses and Dosage
To use Preparation H Cream, follow the directions on the product package carefully. Before use, the affected area should be cleaned with mild soap and water and then dried thoroughly. The cream should be applied externally to the affected area up to four times per day. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a doctor or pharmacist.
The recommended dosage for Preparation H cream is to apply it to the affected area up to four times per day. The exact amount of cream to be applied may vary depending on the severity of your condition and your doctor’s recommendations. Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage unless directed to do so by a doctor. If your symptoms do not improve or worsen after using the cream for the recommended period, speak with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best course of treatment.
Common Side Effects of Preparation H Cream (With Bio Dyne – non-Rx):
- Any new or worsening hemorrhoid symptoms
- Rectal pain
- Severe irritation inside or around your rectum
Signs of an Allergic Reaction to Preparation H Cream:
- Difficult breathing
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
Form and Strength
Preparation H Cream (With Bio Dyne – non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strengths:
Preparation H Cream: Cream
- If symptoms do not improve within 7 days while using the cream, consult your doctor.
- If bleeding or worsening pain occurs, stop using the cream and consult your doctor.
- If you think you may have a serious medical problem or have underlying conditions, consult your doctor before using any hemorrhoid treatment.
- Follow the directions on the product package carefully.
- Avoid getting the cream in your eyes or mouth.
- Keep the cream out of reach of children.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I use Preparation H Cream if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a doctor before using Preparation H Cream or any other hemorrhoid treatment.
Can I use Preparation H Cream for internal hemorrhoids?
Preparation H Cream is designed for external hemorrhoid symptoms and should not be used for internal hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids may require several types of treatments.
How often should I apply Preparation H cream?
You should apply Preparation H cream to the affected area up to four times per day.
How long can I use Preparation H cream?
You should not use Preparation H cream for more than seven consecutive days, unless directed to do so by a doctor.