Germoloids Ointment


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25 ml 55 ml

Price £3.99

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What is Germoloids Ointment

The effective ingredients contained in Germoloids Ointment are zinc oxide and lidocaine. Zinc oxide, with its astringent properties, help to scale back swelling, whereas lidocaine is an area anaesthetic that works to appease ache, irritation, swelling and itching.

Can I buy Germoloids Ointment online?

Germoloids Ointment can be purchased online and in local pharmacies and supermarkets without a prescription. You can feel at ease to book an appointment with a health expert at Click Pharmacy to discuss how to best use this product. It is available in tubes of 25ml or 55ml contents. If you buy in bulk, your package will be sent directly for free by Next Day Delivery.

How does Germoloids Ointment work? 

Germoloids Ointment is a medication that is used to alleviate the symptoms of internal and external haemorrhoids, such as pain, swelling and irritation, and anal itching. One active ingredient of this ointment is zinc oxide, that helps to reduce swelling. It also soothes and protects the area surrounding the anus from damage. This chemical compound is a mild antiseptic at the same time. Another component of Germoloids Ointment is lidocaine, known to be a local anaesthetic that helps to relieve pain, irritation, swelling and itching.

How effective is Germoloids Ointment?

Germoloids Ointment is a useful product to relieve and treat haemorrhoids. Zinc oxide, in combination with other compounds, is known to be one of the best modern remedies for haemorrhoids (which happens to be an ancient disease). According to an entry in The Permanent Journal of the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, a majority of patients with haemorrhoids can be treated by avoiding constipation and applying zinc oxide and other topical ointments. If there is not a more serious underlying condition, patients would typically respond to zinc oxide ointments for treating haemorrhoids.  

What dose should I choose?

Germoloids Ointment is sold in 25ml and 55ml tubes. This medication is applied at least 2 times a day for a minimum of 3 to 4 hours interval. If needed, further administration may be considered, especially after a bowel movement. Don't use this product for more than 4 times in 24 hours. For the treatment of internal piles, an applicator is used to expel the medication inside the anus. This product is recommended for use only by children 12 years and older and adults.

How should I use Germoloids Ointment?

Upon first use, make sure that the tube seal of the product is not broken. 

Peel the seal from the tag to remove it. 

Administer the medication as a topical ointment to treat external haemorrhoids. Apply it directly on to the affected area. 

If you're using this product to treat internal haemorrhoids, attach the applicator nozzle on to the tube. Ease the application by smearing a small amount of the ointment outside of the nose. Insert the nozzle carefully into the anal opening. As you gently squeeze the tube, slowly withdraw the nozzle. This way, the ointment will smoothly move up into the anus.

After using, firmly replace the lid. Keep the ointment tube, cap and nozzle clean all the time. 

This medication is typically applied at least 2 times a day with a minimum of 3 to 4 hours interval in between. You can use further treatments at any time of the day, particularly after moving bowels. 

Do not use this product for more than 4 times in a day (24-hour period). 

Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information pertaining to the use of this medicine. 

Do not use this product if you have a known hypersensitivity to zinc oxide or lidocaine, as well as the other ingredients contained in it. 

Although generally safe to use during pregnancy or when breastfeeding, you should first discuss with your doctor if you plan to use this medication. 

Check the expiration date on the product package. Refrain from using if it has lapsed. 

Store this product at room temperature and away from heat or moisture. 

Keep out of sight or reach of children. 

How long do I use Germoloids Ointment for before I notice a difference?

This medication is applied at least twice a day, with an interval of a minimum of 3 to 4 hours. You may further administer it at any time of the day when needed, especially after a bowel movement. Do not apply the ointment for more than 4 times in 24 hours. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information about the use of this product.

What are the side effects of Germoloids Ointment? 

Medicines may have side effects, and they tend to affect different people in different ways. Germoloids Ointment may have side effects, too, but not all users experience them. 

Although it may occur very rarely, the site of application may experience irritation and burning sensations. 

Rashes may occur, too, but rarely.

Overdosage from using an ointment is very unlikely. Symptoms of overdosage from applying lidocaine is unlikely to occur even if 25g of the ointment has been inserted into the anus. 

Wool fat and propylene glycol are contained in the medication, and they may lead to local skin reactions such as contact dermatitis and irritation.

Please speak to your doctor or consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice.

When shouldn’t I use Germoloids Ointment? 

Do not begin this treatment if you are allergic to zinc oxide, lidocaine or any other ingredients in the product. This medication is safe for use only by children 12 years of age and older and adults. Before using the ointment, consult your doctor if your haemorrhoid condition has been continual or is severe and if you experience serious bleeding. Talk to your doctor to discuss your safety to use the medicine when pregnant or lactating. 

What is the difference between Germoloids Ointment and Anusol Ointment/Dr. Butler’s Haemorrhoid and Fissure Ointment?

Anusol Ointment is used to relieve the symptoms of internal and external piles. Its active ingredients are zinc sulfate monohydrate and pramoxine HCL.

Secondly, Dr. Butler’s Haemorrhoid and Fissure Ointment soothes and relieves haemorrhoids and anal fissures. Its active ingredients are lidocaine and phenylephrine, which is a vasoconstrictor.

Can I use Germoloids Ointment if I am allergic to any of the ingredients?

You should not use Germoloids Ointment if you are allergic to any of the active ingredients, zinc oxide and lidocaine, or inactive ingredients.

There are a number of side effects you may experience from using Germoloids Ointment. However these side effects are often mild and not everyone experiences the same side effects. Common side effects include:

  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Swelling

These side effects should disappear after a few uses as your body gets used to the ointment. If these side effects worsen, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction. In this case you should stop using Germoloids Ointment and seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Always read the patient information leaflet before starting your treatment. The patient information can be found here.

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Last reviewed 11 April 2023

Superintendent Pharmacist GPhC No.2220953

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