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Anugesic HC

Anugesic HC

Anugesic HC is a medicine used to relieve symptoms associated with haemorrhoids and other local skin irritations in the anal area. It contains two main elements: hydrocortisone, which reduces inflammation, and a local anaesthetic called pramocaine. Anugesic HC also contains other ingredients that have protective and astringent properties. Anugesic HC relieves symptoms such as itching and pain and promotes the healing process.

Attention please: Anugesic HC has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Please follow this link to find other medicines in the category hemorrhoids.

 

What is Anugesic HC?

Anugesic HC is a medicine used to relieve symptoms associated with haemorrhoids and other local skin irritations in the anal area. It contains two main elements: hydrocortisone, which reduces inflammation, and a local anaesthetic called pramocaine. Anugesic HC also contains other ingredients that have protective and astringent properties. Anugesic HC relieves symptoms such as itching and pain and promotes the healing process.

 

What is it used for?

Anugesic HC is used to treat haemorrhoids and other anal conditions, such as anal fissures or tears. Haemorrhoids are a very common health problem. They develop when increased pressure on the pelvic veins causes veins in the anal canal to swell or bulge, for example due to pregnancy, childbirth or straining on the toilet. Symptoms associated with haemorrhoids include rectal pain and itching, and in some cases bright red blood in the stool. Internal haemorrhoids may also protrude outside the anus in the rectum, making them external haemorrhoids. Most haemorrhoids are harmless and clear up within days or weeks. Anugesic HC relieves pain and itching and helps haemorrhoids to shrivel up faster.

 

How to use Anugesic HC

Anugesic HC is available as a cream. Anugesic HC cream should be applied thinly to the area around the anus. For application into the back passage in the case of deeper internal haemorrhoids, the applicator provided with the Anugesic HC cream should be used – see the package leaflet for more information on how to use it. Anugesic HC cream should not be used for more than seven days at a time. Always follow the prescribed dosage.

 

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor, the usual starting dose for Anugesic HC cream is to apply a small amount to and around the haemorrhoids twice a day and after each bowel movement.

 

Consult a doctor if the symptoms fail to improve within seven days. Anugesic HC is not suitable for children.

 

Side effects

Anugesic HC generally has few side effects, but in rare cases it has been known to cause allergic skin reactions due to sensitivity to one of the ingredients. See the package leaflet for more side effects, warnings and contraindications.

 

Pregnancy/alcohol/driving ability

Anugesic HC should only be used with your doctor’s approval if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Anugesic HC does not affect your reaction time or affect your ability to drive safely. There are no food or alcohol restrictions.