Proctosedyl Ointment

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Proctosedyl Ointment

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    Hemorrhoids Treatment

    Proctosedyl Ointment is an effective (POM) medication for hemorrhoids (piles), providing relief from pain, discomfort, and itching while also reducing their size.

    • Dual action formula
    • Treat internal and external hemorrhoids
    • Reduces inflammation and relieves symptoms
    • Applied directly to the affected area around the anus
    • Do not use to the face or other parts of the body
    • For short term use only
    • Direct substitute Uniroid-H Ointment
    • Proctosedyl patient leaflet (PIL)
    • Do NOT use for more than 3 weeks
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    • Next- Day Delivery Available

    Ashcroft Pharmacy - UK Registered Pharmacy
    Registered UK Pharmacy Number 1039428

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Buy Proctosedyl Ointment for piles online

Proctosedyl is a highly effective ointment to treat both internal and external hemorrhoids (piles), relieving pain, discomfort, and itching and reducing the size of the piles.

You can apply Proctosedyl Ointment directly to external hemorrhoids around the anal area. For internal hemorrhoids, use the plastic applicator included with each tube. Screw the applicator onto the tube for comfortable insertion into the rectum.

Proctosedyl Ointment is made in the UK by Sanofi-Aventis. It's available in a 30g tube, which includes an attachable plastic applicator and a detailed Patient information leaflet (PIL).

How does Proctosedyl Ointment work?

Proctosedyl ointment contains 2 active ingredients: Hydrocortisone and cinchocaine, which is used to treat internal haemorrhoids.

Hydrocortisone works to reduce inflammation, itching and torn skin around the anus. Cinchocaine is an anaesthetic used to relieve pain.

Combined Effect

The combined action of these two ingredients provides fast and effective relief from hemorrhoid (piles) symptoms.

However, it's important to remember that Proctosedyl is for short-term use only (not more than 7 days) and should not be considered a cure for hemorrhoids.

If symptoms persist or worsen, it's important to consult a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

How to apply Proctosedyl ointment?

For external application:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water
  2. Squeeze a small amount of ointment (about the size of a pea) onto your fingertip
  3. Gently apply a thin layer of ointment to the affected area around the anus
  4. Wash your hands again to remove any excess ointment

For internal application (internal hemorrhoids/piles):

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly
  2. Screw the provided plastic nozzle onto the tube
  3. Gently insert the nozzle into your back passage, pointing it towards your belly button
  4. Squeeze the tube gently as you slowly withdraw the nozzle
  5. Remain still for 1-2 minutes to allow the ointment to spread
  6. Wash your hands and the nozzle carefully with soap and water
  • Apply the ointment up to 3 times a day, or as directed by your doctor.
  • Use the ointment after bowel movements and at bedtime for optimal relief.
  • If you experience any irritation or discomfort, stop using the ointment and consult your doctor

Attention Pregnant or Breastfeeding Women:

  • Do not use Proctosedyl if you are pregnant, might become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant
  • Do not use Proctosedyl if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Proctosedyl if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant.

About hemorrhoid (piles)

Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins in the lower rectum and anus. They are very common, affecting about half of all adults at some point in their lives.

Most hemorrhoids will go away on their own within a few days. However, there are a number of things you can do to relieve the symptoms, such as:

  • Soaking in a warm bath
  • Applying a cold compress to the area
  • Using over-the-counter creams or ointments
  • Taking pain relievers
  • Drinking plenty of fluids
  • Eating a high-fiber diet

Alternatives to Proctosedyl

There are several types of alternatives to Proctosedyl, depending on your needs and preferences:

Direct alternative available at Ashcroft PharmacyUniroid HC Ointment: Similar ingredients to Proctosedyl.

  • Anusol HC Ointment: Available with or without a prescription
  • Germoloids Cream/Ointment: Available with or without a prescription

Over-the-Counter Creams/Ointments:

  • Preparation H
  • Anusol Suppositories
  • Witch Hazel Pads
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it's important to talk to your doctor before using it, especially if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have any other medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure
  • You are taking any other medications
  • You have any allergies, especially to local anesthetics or steroids
  • You have bleeding from the rectum
  • Your hemorrhoids are severe or haven't improved after 7 days of use


For external use, a small quantity of ointment should be squeezed onto your fingertip then applied to the affected area once daily and spread evenly. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after application. For internal use, screw the plastic nozzle onto


For Ano-Rectal Use Only


  • Can I use Proctosedyl ointment if I am pregnant?

    Use during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be avoided. Proctosedyl ointment contains hydrocortisone, which is a corticosteroid that can cause abnormal growth in your baby.

  • How long will I take Proctosedyl to treat hemorrhoids/piles?

    Maximum of 7 days total. You can use it up to 3 times a day (morning, noon, and evening) throughout those 7 days.

    • Typically starts with 3 times a day for the first week
    • May be reduced to twice a day in the second week
    • May further reduce to once a day in the third week
    • Should not be used continuously for more than 3 weeks

    Always follow your doctor's specific instructions regarding the dosage and duration of Proctosedyl treatment.

  • Are hemorrhoids common?

    Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women. They are very common, affecting about 50% of all adults at some point in their lives.


Side Effects

Prolonged use of this medication may increase risk of contact sensitisation to the product. Large doses of hydrocortisone can suppress the action of the adrenal glands.


Medicine typeSteroid and anaesthetic
 Works byReducing inflammation and the sensation of pain
 Effective within 2 Hrs.
 Pack size 30g tube
 Generic form Not available
 Common side effects Skin rash, Thinning of the skin
 Use with alcohol No known issues

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