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Buy Uniroid-HC online UK

Uniroid-HC is a haemorrhoid treatment which contains hydrocortisone and cinchocaine. Both active ingredients work to reduce the symptoms of haemorrhoids, such as:

  • Discomfort
  • Inflammation
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Swelling

When you buy Uniroid-HC online from Prescription Doctor, you can rest in the knowledge that your order will be dispatched from a UK based pharmacy in discreet packaging which gives no indication of its contents. We offer a next-day delivery on all orders, as well as a special Saturday delivery if you're not in during the week.

To begin your order, press the green button at the top of the page.

What are haemorrhoids?

Haemorrhoids, commonly known as piles, are formed when blood vessels surrounding the anus become inflamed. They can make passing stools a difficult endeavour, or sometimes cause rectal bleeding.

People at an increased risk of developing haemorrhoids include:

  • People over the age of 45
  • People who spend extended periods of time sitting
  • People with a family history of haemorrhoids
  • Pregnant women

In many cases, haemorrhoids are painless and often go away on their own within a few days. However, some people may experience pain and discomfort from their haemorrhoids. For these cases, medicines can be sought to treat the symptoms.

There are also a number of ways you can prevent haemorrhoids, including drinking plenty of water, eating a healthy and balanced diet enriched with fibre, and exercising regularly.


How does Uniroid-HC work?

Uniroid-HC ointment contains two active ingredients which work together to relieve the pain and discomfort of haemorrhoids.

Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid which reduces the inflammation in the blood vessels. It works by inhibiting the production of inflammatory chemicals in nearby cells.

Cinchocaine is a local anaesthetic which works by temporarily numbing the nerves around the affected area.


How do I use Uniroid-HC?

Uniroid-HC ointment is applied directly to the area inside and around the anus.

Always wash your hands before and after using Uniroid-HC.

If you are using the internal applicator nozzle, wash the nozzle with warm soapy water before and after each use.

For external use:

Squeeze a small pea-sized amount of the ointment onto your fingertip and spread it onto the affected area without rubbing it in. Do not use toilet paper to apply to the ointment.

For internal use:

Screw the provided plastic applicator nozzle onto the tube. Insert the whole nozzle into the back passage. Gently squeeze the tube while pulling the nozzle out.

Do not apply a gauze (dressing) after using Uniroid-HC as this can cause unnecessary discomfort and irritation.

What should I do if I forget to use Uniroid-HC?

If you forget to use Uniroid-HC, use it as soon as you remember.

If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your normal schedule of treatment.

Do not apply more Uniroid-HC ointment to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I use too much Uniroid-HC?

If you apply more Uniroid-HC ointment to external haemorrhoids than intended, wipe away the excess with cotton wool.

If you accidentally insert too much Uniroid-HC ointment, of if you or somebody else swallows any of the ointment, tell your doctor, pharmacist or nearest hospital casualty department immediately. Take the Uniroid-HC ointment tube with you so that healthcare providers can see what you have used or taken.

Using more Uniroid-HC ointment will not clear up your symptoms faster, but may increase your risk of side effects.


Side effects and cautions of Uniroid-HC

All medicines can cause side effects, though not everybody gets them. It's important to familiarise yourself with the safety information found within the patient information leaflet (PIL) enclosed with your medicine. The patient information leaflet contains important information on how to use and store Uniroid-HC, as well as other important information regarding its safety.

Possible side effects of using Uniroid-HC include:

  • Suppression of the adrenal gland if used for longer than 7 days.

A complete list of side effects and cautions can be found in the patient information leaflet (PIL) supplied with your medicine.

If you experience any side effects of using Uniroid-HC, regardless of whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, report them to your doctor or a pharmacist for advice.

What should I do if I experience an allergic reaction to this medication?

If you experience an allergic reaction to this medicine, inform your doctor straight away. Seek emergency medical attention if necessary.

Signs of an allergic reaction may include:

  • Breathing problems
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Rash
  • Swelling of the lips, face, tongue or throat

Will Uniroid-HC interact with any of the medicines I currently take?

Please inform our prescribers of all the medicines you are taking, including those bought with or without prescription and health supplements. Some medications may affect the way Uniroid-HC works.

Who should not use Uniroid-HC?

Do not use Uniroid-HC if you:

  • are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Uniroid-HC
  • are allergic to cinchocaine, or to any other local anaesthetics
  • are allergic to hydrocortisone, or to any other steroids
  • have Tuberculosis
  • have any kind of skin infection (e.g anal thrush, viruses affecting the skin, bacterial infections)

The ointment contains ceotstearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions, such as contact dermatitis.


Frequently asked questions about Uniroid-HC

Can I take Uniroid-HC while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Do not use the ointment if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further advice on using Uniroid-HC while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can I drink alcohol while using Uniroid-HC?

While you can drink alcohol when using Uniroid-HC, you should limit your alcohol consumption.

Alcohol can cause dehydration, leading to constipation which worsens the symptoms of haemorrhoids.

Will Uniroid-HC affect my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Uniroid-HC should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

How do I store Uniroid-HC?

Store Uniroid-HC ointment below 25 °C. Always keep medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

What should I do if I accidentally get Uniroid-HC ointment in my eyes?

If you accidentally get any of the ointment in your eyes, rinse your eyes with water. Contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

If the pain persists, contact your nearest casualty department. Take the medicine and it's packaging with you.


Table of contents

Buy Uniroid-HC online UK

How does Uniroid-HC work?

How to use Uniroid-HC?

Side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Related information

Avoid these 7 things if you have haemorrhoids

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Uniroid-HC
  • Active Ingredient(s): Hydrocortisone and Cinchocaine
  • Manufacturer: Chemidex Pharma
  • Administration: Topical
  • Presentation: Translucent ointment
  • Exemption: Prescription-only
  • Application: Adults with painful piles
  • Dosage: Apply thrice daily
  • Description: Uniroid-HC is a topical anaesthetic which relieves itching and discomfort
  • Drug Class: Local anaesthetic
  • Alcohol Consumption: No known influence
  • When Pregnant: Do not use Uniroid-HC. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not use Uniroid-HC. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
Click here to view the Uniroid-HC - Patient Information Leaflet

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