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What is Anusol HC Ointment?

Anusol HC Ointment is used to treat minor pain, itching, swelling, and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids and other problems in the anal area. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid that reduces redness, itching, and swelling.

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the Anusol HC Ointment exactly as directed.

  • Try to empty your bowel and bladder before using rectal medicine.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this medicine.
  • Anusol-HC Ointment is for use only around the outside of your anus. Do not insert the ointment into your rectum.
  • Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Before Taking Anusol HC Ointment

Before using Anusol HC Ointment following should be considered:

  • Allergies
    Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or other medicines. Also, tell your healthcare professional if you have allergies to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
  • Pediatric
    This drug needs to be taken with caution due to its toxicity. Children may absorb large amounts through the skin, which can cause serious side effects. If your child is using this medicine, follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
  • Breastfeeding and Pregnant
    Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding and pregnant.
  • Other Interactions
    Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
  • Other Medical Problems
    The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
  • Cushing's syndrome or
  • Diabetes or
  • Hyperglycemia or
  • Intracranial hypertension —Use with caution.
  • Infection of the skin at or near the place of application or
  • Large sores, broken skin, or severe skin injury at the place of application—The chance of side effects may be increased.

Anusol HC Ointment Side Effects

Anusol HC Ointment may cause serious side effects, including:

  • shortness of breath,
  • swelling of your ankles or feet,
  • muscle weakness,
  • rapid weight gain,
  • severe rectal pain or burning,
  • bleeding from your rectum,
  • severe stomach pain,
  • sudden and severe headache,
  • pain behind your eyes, and
  • seizures

Get medical help immediately if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of Anusol HC Ointment include:

  • mild rectal pain or burning,
  • acne,
  • changes in your menstrual periods,
  • increased sweating, and
  • increased facial or body hair growth

These are not all the possible side effects of Anusol HC Ointment. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

FAQs

What happens if you miss a dose of Anusol HC Ointment?

Use the Anusol HC ointment as soon as possible, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

What happens if you overdose on Anusol HC Ointment?

High doses or long-term use of steroid Anusol HC Ointment can lead to thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in body fat, increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.

What should you avoid while using Anusol HC Ointment?

Follow your doctor's instructions about food, beverages, or activity restrictions.

What are the possible side effects of Anusol HC Ointment?

Redness, burning, or itching at the application site may occur.

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