Proctosedyl suppositories are a valuable medical solution for individuals seeking relief from the discomfort and pain associated with certain rectal and anal conditions.
What are Proctosedyl suppositories?
Proctosedyl suppositories are a combination medication used to treat haemorrhoids and other rectal conditions. They contain two active ingredients: hydrocortisone, a steroid, and cinchocaine hydrochloride, a local anaesthetic.
Uses of Proctosedyl suppositories
Proctosedyl suppositories are used to treat the following conditions:
· Pruritis ani (itching around the anus)
· Proctitis (inflammation of the rectum)
· Fissures (tears in the lining of the anus or rectum)
· Cryptitis (inflammation of the anal crypts)
· Pain after rectal surgery
Side effects of Proctosedyl suppositories
Proctosedyl suppositories are generally safe when used as directed. However, they can cause some side effects, including:
· Mild stinging or burning in the anus
· Skin irritation
· Allergic reaction
· Adrenal suppression (with prolonged use)
If you experience any of these side effects, stop using Proctosedyl suppositories and contact your doctor.
How to use Proctosedyl suppositories
To use Proctosedyl suppositories, follow these steps:
· Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
· Unwrap the suppository and moisten it with a few drops of water to soften it.
· Lie on your left side with your right knee bent.
· Gently insert the suppository into your rectum, pointed end first.
· Remain lying down for a few minutes to allow the suppository to melt.
Proctosedyl suppositories can be used up to four times a day or as directed by your doctor. Do not use them for more than seven days without consulting your doctor.
Proctosedyl suppositories are an effective treatment for a variety of rectal conditions. They are generally safe when used as directed. However, it is important to be aware of the potential side effects and to talk to your doctor before using them.