Perinal Spray

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About Product
This content has been written and checked for quality and accuracy by
Mohamed Imran Lakhi Content Administrator GPhC: 2060586 Updated on: 26/05/2020 Next review: 26/11/2020

What is Perinal spray?

Perinal spray is a topical hydrocortisone treatment for external haemorrhoids (piles). It is sprayed on the outside of the anus to relieve itching and discomfort caused by piles.

Haemorrhoids form due to increased pressure in the blood vessels surrounding the anus, resulting in them becoming swollen and inflamed.

How does Perinal spray work?

Perinal spray contains two ingredients; Hydrocortisone and Lidocaine.

Hydrocortisone (0.2%) is a corticosteroid (steroid) which reduces inflammation. It does this by preventing cells from releasing chemicals which cause an inflammatory response.

The other ingredient, Lidocaine (1%), is a local anaesthetic which numbs the area it is applied to.

Together, the ingredients work together to provide effective relief, by anaesthetising the area and reducing the inflammation.

How to use Perinal spray?

Before using the spray for the first time, you will need to prime it. To prime the spray, hold the spray away from you and depress the top once or twice until you see a fine mist being produced.

Once primed, your spray is ready to use.

To use Perinal spray:

  1. Wash the affected area and gently dry.
  2. Separate your buttocks, if necessary, and spray one onto the afflicted area.
  3. Wash your hands after each application.
  4. Repeat steps up to three times a day if necessary

Perinal spray side effects and cautions

All medicines have the potential of causing side effects, though not everyone will experience them.

Side effects include:

  • Tingling after application
  • Irritation or discomfort

These side effects typically subside.

If your side effects persist, or if you experience any other symptoms, whether they are listed here or in the patient information leaflet, speak to your doctor.

If you experience the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, cease using the treatment and speak to your doctor or seek emergency medical attention if appropriate.

Before you use Perinal spray, please speak to your doctor if you have:

  • Bleeding or persistent pain from your anus, especially if this causes you to go the toilet more frequently than usual
  • Bloating or swelling of the stomach
  • lost weight

How to stay safe while using Perinal spray?

Do not use Perinal spray if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Do not use Perinal cutaneous spray for more than 7 days.

Keep the medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

It is unknown whether this medicine is safe to use during pregnancy or while a woman is breastfeeding. If you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or trying for a baby, speak to your doctor before using Perinal spray.

Interactions between Perinal spray and other medicines may occur. It is recommended to inform our prescriber of any other medicines you are taking - this includes over-the-counter, prescription and natural medicines such as health supplements.

Only use one haemorrhoid treatment at a time.

Table of contents

What is Perinal spray?

How does Perinal spray work?

How to use Perinal spray?

Side effects and cautions

Related information

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Treatment information

  • Product Name: Perinal spray
  • Manufacturer: Dermal
  • Active Ingredient(s): Hydrocortisone and Lidocaine
  • Administration: Topical
  • Presentation: Colourless to pale yellow aqueous cutaneous spray solution
  • Available Strength: 0.2% hydrocortisone and 1.0% lidocaine
  • Exemption: Pharmacy
  • Application: Adults with painful haemorrhoids
  • Dosage: Spray once over affected area up to 3 times a day for 7 days
  • Description: A haemorrhoid treatment which contains a corticosteroid and anaesthetic
  • Drug Class: Local anaesthetic
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption
  • When Pregnant: Do not use Perinal spray if you are pregnant or intend on becoming pregnant.
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not use Preinal spray if you are breastfeeding.
Click here to view the Perinal Spray - Patient Information Leaflet

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