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Proctosedyl

Proctosedyl is a short-term treatment for haemorrhoids. It is available in two forms – as an ointment or as rectal suppositories. In most cases when someone has haemorrhoids, they will clear up on their own. But the symptoms, which can include swelling, itching and pain around the bottom and anus, are often very uncomfortable.

A treatment like proctosedyl can make coping with the symptoms a lot easier. The treatment contains two medicines which work together to numb the area of pain and reduce inflammation. Since it comes in two different forms, patients have flexibility in picking what method of applying the medicine is more preferable to them. The ointment and suppositories are equally effective at treating haemorrhoids.

Last Patient Information Leaflet Review Date: 04/08/2020

See Proctosedyl Ointment Patient Information Leaflet

See Proctosedyl Suppositories Patient Information Leaflet

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Proctosedyl Ointment and Suppositories Uses

Proctosedyl is a medicine used for the short-term treatment of haemorrhoids. It is available as an ointment and in the form of rectal suppositories.

This treatment contains a local anaesthetic and a corticosteroid, which work together to treat symptoms of haemorrhoids (also known as piles) and reduce inflammation. Haemorrhoids typically cause uncomfortable swelling, lumps and irritation around your bottom (anus), and such symptoms can be more noticeable when sitting on a hard surface or upon passing stools. Haemorrhoids can occur for numerous reasons, but whatever the exact cause, proctosedyl should prove effective in battling the symptoms.

How does Proctosedyl work?

Proctosedyl in either ointment or suppository form contains two medicines which are called cinchocaine hydrochloride and hydrocortisone.

Cinchocaine hydrochloride is a local anaesthetic which is used to cause numbness in the area it’s applied to. When haemorrhoids are occurring, this medicine can reduce the feelings of pain around your bottom.

Hydrocortisone is a type of corticosteroid and it can lower the production of substances which cause inflammation. It can therefore help to reduce swelling, itching and discharge caused by haemorrhoids.

Who can use Proctosedyl?

Anyone who is suffering from haemorrhoids can consider using proctosedyl ointment/suppositories as a way of reducing the symptoms and making the condition easier to cope with until it is gone completely. It is advised that you avoid using proctosedyl if you currently have any kind of infection, or if you know you’re allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this treatment.

As a precaution, you should speak to a doctor or local pharmacist for advice before using proctosedyl if you are currently taking or have recently used any other medicines. This applies to both prescription and non-prescription medicine. You should also seek advice first if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

General tips for using Proctosedyl

If you are prescribed proctosedyl, then you should only use it for a maximum of 7 days. Only apply this medicine to your back passage (bottom/anus) and the surrounding areas. Never use this treatment on your face or other areas of your body. Also, do not take a double dose of proctosedyl to make up for one you forgot to take.

The standard course of application is twice a day (once in the morning and once in the evening) plus after each bowel movement. If you feel that the dose is too weak or too strong, then do not simply adjust the dose yourself. Speak to your doctor first if you want to consider adjusting the dose.

How to use Proctosedyl Ointment

You can refer to your patient information leaflet if you ever need to check the steps for using proctosedyl ointment correctly. If you are given this ointment to apply around your back passage and the surrounding area, then be sure to wash your hands first, then squeeze a small amount of the ointment onto your fingertip. Gently rub a small layer of the ointment over the sore, painful or itching area. Then wash your hands again.

If you’ve been instructed to apply ointment deeper into your back passage, then screw the plastic nozzle provided onto the tube before applying this treatment. When it’s screwed on, insert the nozzle into the back passage and then squeeze the tube gently as you slowly pull it out. Try not to move for 1 or 2 minutes to let the treatment settle properly. Then wash your hands and the nozzle.

How to use Proctosedyl Suppositories

If you are prescribed proctosedyl suppositories, then you should only ever insert these into your back passage. Insert one suppository in the morning and one in the evening, and insert one after each bowel movement. Your prescriber will advise you of the maximum daily dose. Always wash your hands before and after inserting the suppository.

Proctosedyl side effects

As is the case with other medicines, there is the possibility that proctosedyl could cause side effects. However, they are not common, so the chances are you will not notice any. If you do experience any side effects from taking proctosedyl, then you should inform your doctor, nurse or local pharmacist about this as soon as possible.

If you experience side effects which last a long time or serious symptoms such as a skin rash, thinning of the skin or blurred vision, then stop taking this medication and contact a doctor or hospital emergency department right away. You are overall unlikely to have trouble with side effects as long as you use proctosedyl as intended and avoid using too much of it or in any other way that’s not recommended.

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

Dosage Instructions
Use this treatment once in the morning and once in the evening, and once after each time the bowels are opened. Do not use this medication for more than seven days.
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The following delivery methods are currently available within the UK: All orders are sent in discreet, plain packaging.

UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

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DPD Next Day Delivery, £4.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following working day

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Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12 noon the following working day

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Next Day Delivery, by 10:30am, £14.99  (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

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If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 12:00am, £21.99

Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12:00am Saturday

If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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DPD Saturday Delivery, by 10:30am, £29.99

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