Proctosedyl Suppositories 12s
PROCTOSEDYL Suppositories is 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.
PROCTOSEDYL Suppositories contains the active ingredients hydrocortisone, a steroid, and cinchocaine hydrochloride, a local anaesthetic. These work together to reduce swelling, numb pain and relieve itching.
hydrocortisone 5 mg/g and cinchocaine hydrochloride 5 mg/g.
white soft paraffin
- Remove the suppository from its packaging.
- Moisten the suppository by dipping it briefly in cool water.
- Put one foot on the side of the bath or toilet, raising the knee to the chest.
- Insert the suppository gently into the rectum (back passage).
- Try not to go to the toilet for at least one hour to allow the suppository time to work.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist talk to your health professional.
Do not use for longer than 7 days unless advised by a doctor.
fungal infections such as thrush, in the area of the anus. PROCTOSEDYL does not treat these conditions. Your doctor or pharmacist may need to provide treatment for these conditions. severe or prolonged anal pain or if blood is present in the faeces, in which case you should have a doctor examine the area
When you must not use it
Do not use PROCTOSEDYL if you are allergic to it or any of the ingredients listed.
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.
PROCTOSEDYL SUPPOSITORY 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.
PROCTOSEDYL use may hide signs of infection.
Do not use PROCTOSEDYL if you have tuberculosis. Some diseases can be made worse by using PROCTOSEDYL.
Do not give PROCTOSEDYL to children under 12 years of age.
Do not use it after the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack.If you use it after the expiry date has passed, it may not work as well.
Do not use it if the packaging is torn/damaged or shows signs of tampering.