Suppositories are used for the relief of the discomfort of haemorrhoids (piles) and other painful conditions of the anus (rear end), such as fissures (tears). Haemorrhoids often result when people strain while trying to open their bowel (defecate). This problem is often, but not always, associated with low-fibre diets.
Suppositories contain the active ingredients hydrocortisone, a steroid, and cinchocaine hydrochloride, a local anaesthetic. These work together to reduce swelling, numb pain and relieve itching.
Your doctor or pharmacist, however, may reccommend PROCTOSEDYL for another purpose.
Some symptoms of an allergic reaction include skin rash, itching, shortness of breath or swelling of the face, lips or tongue, which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing.
SUPPOSITORIES may hide signs of infection. As for all steroid preparations, do not use PROCTOSEDYL when infections affecting the anus or surrounding area are present eg sexually-transmitted diseases such as herpes.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. Consult your healthcare professional if symptoms persist.