Anusol ointment

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Information specific to: Anusol ointment.

About Anusol ointment and how it works

This medicine helps relieve the symptoms of haemorrhoids (piles) as well as other anal and rectal conditions such as fissures and proctitis. It is also used after anal and rectal surgery. It contains a mixture of ingredients which have antiseptic, soothing, healing and protective properties. This medicine helps relieve the discomfort and symptoms such as pain, swelling, irritation and itching that are associated with these conditions.

This medicine is available as an ointment that is applied to the affected areas.

Before applying this medicine, thoroughly cleanse and dry the affected areas. If you are applying this medicine for internal haemorrhoids, use the rectal nozzle and if applying on external haemorrhoids you should use a gauze dressing.

Speak to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Anusol ointment

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before having this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • this medicine is for a child

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Anusol ointment

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people having this medicine:

  • temporary burning sensations
  • sensitivity reactions

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

This medicine is not known to cause any problems during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. However, as with all medicines, you should seek medical advice from your doctor before having this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should apply and if there is anything that you need to do if you apply more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not put this medicine in your mouth.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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