What is Ultraproct?
Ultraproct is used to treat haemorrhoids and other anal discomfort. It contains two active ingredients: a local anaesthetic called cinchocaine and a medicine that is used for reducing skin inflammation called fluocortolone. Ultraproct helps haemorrhoids heal faster and relieves pain, itching and swelling.
What is it used for?
Ultraproct is prescribed for haemorrhoids, anal eczema and other anal conditions with symptoms such as itching, pain and swelling. Haemorrhoids are often caused by constipation due to straining. Other causes include pregnancy, childbirth and old age. Although most haemorrhoids are harmless, they can cause a great deal of discomfort. Ultraproct alleviates pain and itching and reduces swelling.
How to use Ultraproct
Ultraproct is available in ointment and suppositories. Ultraproct suppositories have been designed specifically for internal haemorrhoids and should be inserted into the rectum according to the instructions on the package leaflet. Ultraproct ointment should be applied thinly to external haemorrhoids. For application into the back passage in the case of deeper haemorrhoids, the applicator provided with the cream should used. See the package leaflet for more information on how to use the applicator.
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the usual starting dose is:
- For Ultraproct ointment: Apply a small amount to and around the haemorrhoids twice a day.
- For Ultraproct suppositories: insert a suppository inside the rectum once or twice a day.
- For the best result, we recommend using Ultraproct after a bowel movement. As the symptoms improve, the dosage can be tapered down. The duration of treatment is decided by the doctor. Always follow the prescription exactly - never take more or less than the doctor recommends. Ultraproct is not suitable for use in children.
Ultraproct is unlikely to cause any side effects. If there are any side effects, the most common are:
- Burning or tingling sensation after application. This side effect generally disappears after several days of treatment;
- Allergic skin reactions due to sensitivity to one of the ingredients.
See package leaflet for more side effects, warnings and contraindications.
Ultraproct should only be used with the doctor's approval if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Ultraproct does not affect your reaction time or impair your ability to drive safely.
There are no known interactions between alcohol or specific foods and Ultraproct. A fibre-rich diet can help keep stool soft as well as prevent new haemorrhoids from developing.