Proctofoam-HC is a topical haemorrhoid treatment which contains hydrocortisone and pramoxine.
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Proctofoam-HC is a topical treatment for haemorrhoids, also known as piles. It contains two active ingredients; a corticosteroid called hydrocortisone, and a local anaesthetic called pramoxine.
The medicine can be used to treat external and internal haemorrhoids, using the provided applicator.
Haemorrhoids, colloquially known as piles, are swollen lumps which appear inside and around the anus.
They often develop when excessive pressure is exerted on the blood vessels which surround the rectum. Excessive pressure can be caused by the weight of the uterus or from excessive straining during defecation, though the latter is the most common attributer to the condition.
Common causes of haemorrhoids include:
In many cases, haemorrhoids are small, painless and clear up on their own. Some people may not even realise they have them. However, these lumps can grow and become painful, especially when passing stools.
Symptoms of haemorrhoids can include:
If it is the first time you are experiencing haemorrhoids, speak to your doctor. They will be able to make a diagnosis based on the physical symptoms, also known as the clinical picture.
Proctofoam-HC contains a corticosteroid and local anaesthetic to treat the inflammation and discomfort of piles.
The corticosteroid, hydrocortisone, works by preventing cells from releasing inflammatory chemicals. This reduces the signs of redness and swelling to the applied area and relieves some discomfort.
The local anaesthetic, pramoxine, prevent pain signals from being relayed along the nerves. This relieves the pain and itching associated with haemorrhoids.
Proctofoam-HC can be used for internal or external haemorrhoids. Always use Proctofoam as prescribed by your doctor.
Always remember to wash your hands before and after using Proctofoam-HC.
Before using Proctofoam-HC, shake the canister vigorously for 30 seconds.
For external use:
For internal use:
After using the provided applicator, take the applicator apart and wash it thoroughly.
All medicines carry the risk of side effects, though not everyone gets them. Knowing the side effects associated with your medicine is important, as it helps to determine when changes should be reported to your doctor.
Serious side effects may include:
If you experience any of the above side effects, see your doctor straight away.
If you experience any of the side effects listed below, continue using Proctofoam-HC but inform your doctor.
Other side effects include:
If you experience any side effects, including those not listed above or in the patient information leaflet, report them to your doctor as soon as possible. You can also report side effects online using the Yellow Card Scheme.
If you experience the signs and symptoms of allergic reaction, immediately stop using Proctofoam-HC and seek immediate medical attention.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:
Proctofoam-HC is not suitable for everyone. In order to determine whether Proctofoam is suitable for you, speak to your GP.
Do not use Proctofoam-HC if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.
Do not use Proctofoam-HC if you are suffering from a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection.
Before using Proctofoam-HC, speak to your doctor if any of the following apply to you:
Please inform our prescriber of all the medicines, including those with or without prescription, health and diet supplements, which you take so that our doctor can determine any risk of interaction. Your doctor may need to monitor you carefully if you are taking medicine for HIV, such as ritonavir or cobistat.
If you are pregnant, intend on becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding, please inform our prescriber for advice before taking Proctofoam-HC.
Do not use proctofoam for more than 7 days.
If you take more Proctofoam-HC than you should, see your doctor as soon as possible.
Repeated overuse of the medicine can increase your risk of side effects, such as fattening of the face, next and boxy, body hair (women), a dusky complexion with purple patches and thinning of the skin.
If you forget to use Proctofoam-HC when you should, skip the missed dose and continue taking Proctofoam as you normally would.
Do not use more of the medicine to make up for a missed dose.
While treating haemorrhoids, you should avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages because they can have a diuretic effect. This reduces the amount of fluid in your body, which can lead to constipation and make it more difficult to pass stools.
It is important to stay hydrated and eat plenty of fibre while treating haemorrhoids, especially if they are causing you pain or discomfort.
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