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What is Scheriproct
The two active ingredients of Scheriproct Ointment are cinchocaine hydrochloride and prednisolone hexanoate. Cinchocaine is a local anaesthetic, and it works by hampering the pain messages pathway located in the nerve fibres. This medicine relieves pain and itching. Prednisolone, on the other hand, is a corticosteroid and responsible for alleviating inflammation. Scheriproct Ointment is a suitable product for treating internal and external piles.
There are many known ways to treat piles or haemorrhoids. Some sources say that witch hazel, as an anti-inflammatory can reduce pain and itching. Aloe vera gel has been suggested as well, having been historically used to treat the condition. Others say that a warm bath with Epsom salt can soothe the irritation caused by piles. The list is quite long. However, if you’re looking for a faster, easier and clinically-proven way to treat haemorrhoids, you can resort to using Scheriproct Ointment.
How Should I Use Scheriproct Ointment?
Wash your hands clean and dry before administering this product. Before applying for this medicine, you should also gently wash and dry the anal area, along with its surrounding skin.
If you’re using this product externally on the area surrounding the anus, squeeze about a pea size of the ointment at the top of your finger. Spread the ointment over the affected area and just in the inner portion of the anus. Do not rub the ointment inside the anus.
If you’re going to administer this medicine inside the anus, you should do so using the nozzle or applicator that goes with the product package.
Attach the nozzle or applicator into the tube.
Squeeze the product tube so that the nozzle becomes full of the ointment. All of the nozzle filled with this medicine comprises one dose.
Then insert the nozzle gently into the anus. The whole length of this applicator should be placed inside.
Squeeze the tube gently while at the same time withdrawing the nozzle.
Thoroughly wash the nozzle with hot and soapy water after applying the product. Rinse it carefully.
This ointment is generally applied two times a day. However, on the first day, it may be administered 3 or 4 times a day to obtain optimal relief.
Treatment using this product tends to be short-term, only for a duration of 5 to 7 days.
Don’t use this product if the expiry date has lapsed, or if its seal appears to have been tampered with upon purchase.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from heat and moisture.
Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children.
How long do I use Scheriproct Ointment for before I notice a difference?
This medicine is typically recommended for use twice a day- in the morning and in the evening after moving bowels. Your doctor might also prescribe using the ointment for 3 to 4 times a day on the first day of use. This way, optimal relief from haemorrhoid symptoms may be obtained. Treatment with this product is generally short term, lasting for 5 to 7 days.
How effective is Scheriproct Ointment?
Scheriproct Ointment is a useful product for relieving and treating internal and external piles. A study published on Onlinelibrary.com cited that non-invasive treatments for haemorrhoids such as topical agents and suppositories are recommended as initial treatments for the condition, along with various anal and perianal diseases. This study indicated that local anaesthetics such as cincochaine and corticosteroids such as prednisolone (the active ingredients in Scheriproct Ointment) are effective for the symptomatic treatment of haemorrhoids.
Can I Buy Scheriproct Ointment?
Yes, you can. After filling out our medical questionnaire, our prescriber will assess whether you are suitable to use this medication. It is typically sold in 30g tubes. If you buy online, your package will be delivered directly and discreetly to you by Next Day Delivery.
What Dose Should I Choose?
Scheriproct Ointment is available for purchase in 30g tubes. This medication is applied once in the morning, and once in the evening before bedtime after moving bowels. Your doctor might recommend that you use this product for 3 to 4 times during the first day of your treatment. Therapy with the use of this medication tends to be short-term, usually lasting for 5 to 7 days. Only adults 18 years of age and older can use this product. It is not safe for administration to infants or children.
How does Scheriproct Ointment work?
This product contains two active ingredients, namely cinchocaine and prednisolone. Cinchocaine, a local anaesthetic, temporarily obstructs the nerve fibre pathway that sends pain messages. It delivers relief from pain and itching as it numbs the affected area. Prednisolone, on the other hand, is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation, thereby alleviating the itching and swelling symptoms associated with haemorrhoids. This product is safe for use only by adults aged 18 years old and above. Its safety for use in infants and children has not been established.
What are the side effects of Scheriproct Ointment?
Medicines may have side effects that affect different individuals in different ways. Scheriproct Ointment may have side effects, too, but not all of its users may experience them.
The following are the common side effects of this product:
It may cause a thinning of the skin on the anus, primarily upon long-term use.
Allergic reactions to the ointment. If you experience symptoms of allergy while using this product, call your doctor and seek medical attention right away.
The skin reaction may also occur due to castor oil, one of the ingredients of the product.
Please speak to your doctor or consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice.
When Shouldn’t I Use Scheriproct Ointment?
Do not begin this treatment if you are allergic to the product or any of its ingredients. This medicine is safe for use only by adults 18 years old and above. Do not use this medication if you have TB or syphilis in the treated area or viral disease such as chickenpox. Avoid using this product if you have traumatised skin, or have a fungal infection such as thrush.
What is the difference between Scheriproct Ointment and Anusol Suppositories/Germoloids Cream?
Anusol Suppositories is used to treat haemorrhoids and its associated symptoms, such as swelling and itching of the anus. It contains the active ingredient of zinc oxide. Secondly, Germoloids Cream is used to treat the pain, swelling and irritation symptoms of haemorrhoids. Its two active ingredients are zinc oxide and lidocaine.
What are the active ingredients in Scheriproct Ointment?
The active ingredients in Scheriproct Ointment are cinchocaine hydrochloride and prednisolone hexanoate. These ingredients are effective at providing relief from itching and irritation.
Do I need a prescription to purchase Scheriproct Ointment?
Yes, you require a prescription to purchase Scheriproct Ointment. After completing a short online questionnaire you will be provided with a prescription allowing you to purchase Scheriproct Ointment.
How long should I use Scheriproct Ointment for?
Scheriproct Ointment is prescribed for a short term treatment lasting around 5 to 7 days.
How should I store Scheriproct Ointment?
You should store Scheriproct Ointment in a cool dry place, out of reach from children, and at room temperature. This product should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.
Do I need to wash my hands before using Scheriproct Ointment?
It is vital that you thoroughly wash your hands before and after using Scheriproct Ointment to prevent the infection from spreading.
After using Scheriproct Ointment it is rare to experience side effects. This is because the ingredients in this ointment are formulated to not interfere with anything as they are not absorbed into the bloodstream. If you experience any of the following:
You may be experiencing an allergic reaction. In this case you should stop using Scheriproct Ointment immediately and seek medical advice from a GP or pharmacist as soon as possible.