What is Uniroid HC?
Uniroid HC is indicated for the treatment of haemorrhoids. It contains the active ingredients hydrocortisone, an anti-inflammatory medicine that relieves itching, and cinchocaine, a local anaesthetic. Both work to alleviate uncomfortable symptoms such as irritation, itching and pain in the anal area.
What is it used for?
Uniroid HC is prescribed by doctors in the treatment of haemorrhoids and other anal discomforts, such as fissures and tears. Haemorrhoids cause problems such as itching and pain in or around the anal region and, in some cases, bright red blood in stool. If haemorrhoids protrude from the anus they are called external haemorrhoids. Although most haemorrhoids are harmless, they can cause a great deal of discomfort. Uniroid HC helps to alleviate these uncomfortable symptoms and speeds up the healing process. In addition to using Uniroid HC it is also important to keep your stool soft. Be sure to exercise regularly, eat a fibre-rich diet and drink plenty of fluids. You may also want to ask your doctor to prescribe a temporary laxative.
How to use Uniroid HC
Uniroid HC is available in ointment and suppository form. Suppositories are used to treat internal haemorrhoids and should be inserted into the rectum according to directions on the package leaflet.
Uniroid HC ointment should be applied thinly to the affected area around the anus. If necessary, you can insert the ointment deeper into the rectum using the applicator provided. See package leaflet for more information on how to use the applicator.
Unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor, the usual starting dose is:
- For Uniroid HC ointment: apply a small amount to and around the haemorrhoids twice a day and after each bowel movement.
- For Uniroid HC suppositories: insert a suppository into the rectum twice a day and after each bowel movement.
Do not use Uniroid HC for longer than a week. If symptoms persist after this time consult your doctor. Uniroid HC is not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Uniroid HC generally has few side effects, but in some cases it has been reported to cause:
- Allergic skin reactions due to sensitivities to hydrocortisone, cinchocaine or another ingredient.
See package leaflet for more side effects, warnings and contraindications.
Uniroid HC should only be used with your doctor’s approval if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Uniroid HC does not affect your reaction time. This means you can participate in traffic without any risk while taking it. There are also no food and alcohol restrictions with Uniroid HC.