A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.
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 that is 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 straining on the toilet, pregnancy or childbirth. Symptoms associated with haemorrhoids include itching and rectal pain and, in some cases, bright red blood in stool. Internal haemorrhoids may also protrude outside the anus. If they occur outside the rectum, they are called external haemorrhoids. Most haemorrhoids are harmless and clear up within days or weeks. Anugesic HC helps haemorrhoids to shrivel up faster and relieves pain and itching.
How to use Anugesic HC
Anugesic HC is available in 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 haemorrhoids, the applicator provided with the cream should be used. See package leaflet for more information on how to use the applicator. Anugesic HC should not be used for longer than seven days at a time. Always follow the prescribed dosage.
Unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor, the usual starting dose is:
- For Anugesic HC cream: 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 use in children.
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 package leaflet for more side effects, warnings and contraindications.
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 interact with your ability to drive safely. There are no food or alcohol restrictions.