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Mohamed Imran Lakhi Content Administrator GPhC: 2060586 Updated on: 26/05/2020 Next review: 26/11/2020

What is Anusol?

Anusol is an effective treatment for haemorrhoids. This medicine is available as both a topical ointment and a suppository.

Haemorrhoids, commonly known as piles, are small lumps in or around the anus which develop due to increased pressure in the surrounding blood vessels, resulting in swelling and inflammation. In many cases, piles are painless and clear up after a few days. Other cases of haemorrhoids may be painful and discomforting. In these instances, you should speak to your doctor about available treatments.

Using our online clinic, you can get the treatment you need, delivered discreetly to your door. Prescription Doctor offers Anusol as an ointment or suppository.

How does Anusol work?

Anusol contains a topical corticosteroid called hydrocortisone.

When applied directly to the haemorrhoids, the steroid acts upon the cells to prevent them from releasing chemicals which cause inflammation, swelling, redness and itching.

Anusol also contains a number of other compounds which have mild antiseptic properties, such as Bismuth salts, Balsam Peru and benzyl benzoate.

When combined, the ingredients work together to combat the symptoms of haemorrhoids, prevent the growth of microorganisms, and promote healing of the surrounding tissues.

How to use Anusol?

Anusol ointment can be used both externally and internally, using the provided nozzle. Anusol suppositories are intended for internal haemorrhoids only.

Always follow the advice from the doctor regarding how often you should use Anusol.

Before applying Anusol ointment, wash the anal area and gently dry with a soft towel before using this medicine.

For external haemorrhoids, the ointment should be applied with a gauze dressing. Use Anusol conservatively to ensure you have enough medicine and reduce your chances of experiencing side effects. Speak to your pharmacist about applying a gauze dressing with Anusol ointment.

For internal use, screw on the supplied nozzle and remove the nozzle cap. Gently insert the nozzle into the anus and squeeze gently. Clean the nozzle after every application.

For suppositories, remove the plastic cover from the suppository and insert it into the rectum. The suppository will melt after insertion.

Always wash your hands before and after using Anusol.

Anusol side effects and cautions

All medicines have the potential of causing side effects, though not everybody gets them. It's important to understand the risks associated with your medicines and report any side effects you experience to your doctor.

The side effects listed below have been observed in both preparations of Anusol; ointment and suppository.

Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)

  • Hypersensitivity (rash)

Unknown side effects (frequency not known from available data)

  • Blurred vision
  • Burning, redness, irritation, itching, or pain upon application.

If you experience a rare side effect, stop using the medicine and speak to your doctor.

If you get any side effects to your medicine, whether listed above or in the patient information leaflet, speak to your doctor.

If your symptoms worsen, or you notice no improvement after using this medicine for 7 days, speak to your doctor.

How to stay safe while using Anusol?

Anusol is not suitable for everyone. If you are not sure whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Using more of this medicine will not treat your systems faster, but it can increase your risk of experiencing side effects.

Do not use this medicine if you:

  • Are allergic to Anusol or any of its ingredients
  • Have fungal, viral or bacterial skin sores

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Anusol if you:

  • Have rectal bleeding or bloody stools.
  • Are taking or have recently taken any over-the-counter, prescribed or herbal medicines, including health supplements.
  • Are taking some medicines for HIV, such as ritonavir or cobicistat.

Do not use Anusol if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do not use haemorrhoid treatments for more than 7 days.

Do not use more than one haemorrhoid treatment at the same time.

Always read the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine before beginning treatment.

If you are experiencing piles for the first time, arrange an appointment with your doctor.

Frequently asked questions about Anusol

What should I do if I forget to use Anusol?

Anusol is used when needed. However, if you forget to use it when you should, or if it is not available when you need it, do not double dose. Using more of this medicine will not clear your symptoms any faster but may increase your chance of experiencing side effects.

Can I drink alcohol while using Anusol?

Interactions between the consumption of alcohol and Anusol have not been observed.

However, it may be ideal to avoid alcohol while treating haemorrhoids. 

Do piles go away on their own?

Small piles do tend to clear up on their own within a couple of days.

If your haemorrhoids are painful, or if they are bleeding, speak to your doctor about appropriate treatment for you.

How do I prevent piles?

Haemorrhoids can be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle. Eating a healthy, balanced diet, rich in fibre, can prevent constipation - a common cause of haem

Keeping your body hydrated and exercising regularly can also prevent piles.

Table of contents

What is Anusol?

How does Anusol work?

How to use Anusol?

Anusol side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Related information

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Treatment information

  • Product name: Anusol
  • Active Ingredients: Hydrocortisone
  • Manufacturer: Church and Dwight
  • Administration: Topical
  • Presentation: Ointment or suppository
  • Exemption: Prescription only medicine
  • Application: Adults over 18 with haemorrhoids
  • Dosage: As advised by the doctor
  • Description: Anusol is haemorrhoid treatment available as a topical ointment or suppository.
  • When Pregnant: Do not use Anusol
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not use Anusol
Click here to view the Anusol - Patient Information Leaflet

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