What is Scheriproct?
Scheriproct is a haemorrhoidal preparation containing two active ingredients: cinchocaine, a local anaesthetic, and an anti-inflammatory medicine called prednisolone. Scheriproct provides relief from symptoms such as anal itching, pain and swelling, and contributes to the healing process.
What is it used for?
Scheriproct is used in the treatment of haemorrhoids and other anal conditions, such as proctitis (inflammation of the anus), anal eczema, and anal fissures and tears. Symptoms associated with these conditions are itching, pain in or around the anal region and, in some cases, blood in the stool. Haemorrhoids are often caused by constipation due to straining or forcing the stool to come out. Other causes include childbirth, pregnancy and old age. Scheriproct relieves symptoms quickly and its effect is instantly noticeable.
How to use Scheriproct
Scheriproct is available in ointment and suppository form. Scheriproct suppositories are used to treat internal haemorrhoids and should be inserted in the rectum according to directions on the package leaflet.
Scheriproct Ointment should be applied thinly to the affected area. For application through the back passage in the case of deeper haemorrhoids, the applicator provided with the cream should be used. See package leaflet for more information on how to use the applicator.
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the usual starting dose is:
- For Scheriproct ointment: apply a small amount to and around the haemorrhoids twice a day (preferably after a bowel movement).
- For Scheriproct suppositories: insert a suppository in the rectum twice a day (preferably after a bowel movement).
As the symptoms improve, the dosage can be tapered down. The duration of the treatment is decided by the doctor. Always follow the prescription exactly - never take more or less than the doctor recommends. Scheriproct is not suitable for use in children.
Scheriproct is unlikely to cause any side effects. However, there have been some reports of:
- Burning or tingling sensation after application. This side effect generally disappears quickly;
- Allergic skin reactions due to sensitivity to one of the ingredients.
See package leaflet for more side effects, warnings and contraindications.
Scheriproct should only be used with the doctor’s approval if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Scheriproct does not affect your reaction time or impair your ability to drive safely.
There are no known interactions between alcohol or specific foods and Scheriproct.