Proctosedyl Ointment is a highly effective ointment used to treat the pain and discomfort associated with haemorrhoids (piles). When Proctosedyl ointment is applied to the problematic area, it successfully relieves the painful symptoms associated with piles, such as itching, irritation, and inflammation.
It contains the active ingredients, cinchocaine and hydrocortisone. Proctosedyl can be used by men and women over the age of 18 with haemorrhoids, most commonly known as piles.
The local anaesthetic cinchocaine relieves pain and relaxes sphincteric spasm. Pruritis and inflammation are relieved by hydrocortisone, which also decreases serious discharge.
Proctosedyl is, therefore, useful for the short term relief (not more than 7 days) of pain, irritation and pruritis associated with haemorrhoids and pruritis ani.
Indications: corticosteriod haemorrhoidal therapy
Side effects: in persons sensitive to any of the ingredients, skin rash may occur. Although less likely to cause adrenal suppression when applied topically, Hydrocortisone, applied to a large enough area, especially of damaged skin for long enough, or if under occlusive dressing, may have this adverse effect.
Contraindications: known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Not for use in the presence of infections. If you are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant or are breastfeeding then you should not use Proctosedyl.
Important information: apply only to the region of the rectum and anus and surrounding skin. Hydrocortisone can cause thinning and damage to the skin especially of the face. As with all preparations containing topical steroids, the possibility of systemic absorption should be considered. In particular, long-term continuous therapy should be avoided in infants. Adrenal suppression can occur even without occlusion.
Use and dosage: apply the ointment in small quantities with the finger, on the painful or pruritic area, morning and evening and after each stool. For deep application attach cannula to tube, insert to full extent and squeeze tube gently from lower end whilst withdrawing. The ointment may be used separately or concurrently with the suppositories.
Package Contents: box of Proctosedyl contains 1 aluminium tube with plastic cannula with 15 g of ointment containing Hydrocortisone BP and Cinchocaine HCI BP
Active ingredient: Hydrocortisone BP 5 mg, Cinchocaine HCI BP 5 mg
Manufacturer: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., Quebec, Canada for Sanofi-Aventis
Storage: store in a cool place, not in a refrigerator, below 25°C.