Anusol HC

Hydrocortisone Acetate/Benzyl Benzoate/Bismuth Subgallate/Bismuth Oxide/Balsam Peru/Zinc Oxide

Anusol is a treatment for piles. Made by McNeil, it is available as Anusol HC suppositories and also as an ointment.

Getting the haemorrhoid medication you need online is easy with our comprehensive clinic service. It takes just a few minutes to fill in our medical assessment, once processed, your treatment will be with you within 24 hours.

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Anusol HC 10mg

Anusol HC Suppositories contain 10mg hydrocortisone acetate, 296mg zinc oxide, 59mg bismuth subgallate, 49mg balsam peru, 24mg bismuth oxide and 33mg benzyl benzoate. They are taken as prescribed.

£ 27
Anusol HC Ointment 30g

Anusol HC ointment is administered directly to the anus or with an applicator to the rectum as instructed.

£ 28
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Anusol is a treatment for piles. Made by McNeil, it is available as Anusol HC suppositories and also as an ointment.

Getting the haemorrhoid medication you need online is easy with our comprehensive clinic service. It takes just a few minutes to fill in our medical assessment, once processed, your treatment will be with you within 24 hours.

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Anusol is a medication used to help relieve irritation and discomfort caused by piles, otherwise known as haemorrhoids. It is manufactured by McNeil and available to buy from in two forms: Anusol HC suppository tablets and Anusol ointment. These items contain several functioning agents which work by soothing the inflamed area, preventing infection and facilitating healing. The ointment is are applied to the area affected twice daily (once in the morning, once in the evening) and again after each time a stool is passed, up to a total of four times per day. The suppositories are inserted into the anus once in the morning, once in the evening and after a bowel movement, up to a maximum of three times per day.

  1. Effective haemorrhoid solution
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Haemorrhoids is a condition which is not uncommon. It will affect as many as 40 per cent of people at some point in their lives, but it occurs more often in those over the age of 45. Put simply, it is characterised by the development of varicose veins in the anal region, or inside the rectum. This causes swelling, inflammation, an uncomfortable or itchy sensation, and occasionally slight bleeding when going to the toilet.

The problem is caused when pressure in the blood vessels surrounding the anal region increase. As a result those who are overweight or obese are more likely to get piles, as are those who spend long periods sitting down. It may also be due to constipation, or conversely, diarrhoea. The condition however is not serious, and in many cases, symptoms will pass within a few days. But those who experience blood loss when opening their bowels should visit their doctor in any case, as it may be indicative of a more serious illness.

Prevention methods for piles include: diet management, for instance eating more fibre to reduce constipation; losing weight; and introducing light exercise to lower increased blood pressure. However, these measures will not always be sufficient in stopping or reducing the presence of haemorrhoids, and in such cases, medication may be necessary to help ease discomfort.

The main active ingredients in Anusol are zinc oxide, balsam peru and bismuth oxide. All three have antiseptic qualities, while zinc oxide helps to limit swelling, balsam peru promotes the regrowth of healthy skin, and bismuth oxide soothes irritation. Anusol HC ointment, which you can buy from our UK pharmacy, contains these three components in addition to hydrocortisone acetate, a corticosteroid which treats inflammation, and benzyl benzoate, which is also an antiseptic ingredient. The suppository version contains the same ingredients as the ointment and works in the same manner.

Our simple consultation interface allows you to get the haemorrhoid solution you need, delivered to your home, in just one working day. We know piles can be a tough subject to bring up in person, which is why we have designed our service to guarantee your complete discretion and safety. Take a few minutes to answer our medical questionnaire, and once your order has been approved by our registered UK doctor, we’ll ship it to you by overnight courier.

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It is vital to follow the instructions issued by your prescriber when using this product, and to read the patient information leaflet fully beforehand. Taking these measures will help you to limit the risk of side effects and maximise the efficacy of the treatment.

For the ointment version:

  1. Administer as directed by your doctor.
  2. For the treatment of haemorrhoids, this will usually be one thin layer applied once at night, once in the morning, and after each time you open your bowels. 
  3. Do not exceed the dose prescribed for you. The maximum number of applications is four per day, for a period of no longer than seven days, unless otherwise stated by your prescriber.
  4. Wash the site of application and dry carefully prior to use.
  5. For internal haemorrhoids, a special applicator is provided.

For the suppository version:

  1. Take as directed.
  2. Typically, this will be one tablet inserted into the anus no more than three times a day (once in the morning, once at night and once after a bowel movement).
  3. Remove from the plastic cover beforehand.
  4. Never exceed the dose prescribed for you.
  5. Wash your hands before and after use.

The above constitutes only a summary of the directions you will need to adhere to when using this treatment. More detailed guidelines can be found in the leaflet supplied.

Download Anusol HC Ointment patient information leaflet

Download Anusol HC Suppository patient information leaflet


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Side effects & Warnings

Side effects

Those who do experience side effects when using this treatment will usually only do so in very mild episodes. However, if you notice anything which causes you to become concerned while using this item, let your doctor know right away.

Frequency unknown:

Sensitivity, burning, irritation or rash.

Tell your doctor if you notice a rash while using this treatment, as this may be indicative of an allergic reaction.

More detailed information on side effects can be located in the leaflet supplied.

Taking it with other medicines

Inform your prescriber when completing our medical assessment of any other prescription, non-prescription or remedial products you are currently using.

Conditions to look out for

It should not be used in cases where there are breaks in the skin caused by genital warts present, or sores caused by any form of bacterial, viral or fungal infection. It is also not suitable for those who have displayed an adverse reaction to products containing similar ingredients in the past.

Persons with persistent or increased bleeding from the rectum should seek advice from their doctor.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Talk to your doctor before using this medication if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Please read the patient information leaflet for this medicine fully before use:

Anusol HC 10mg

Anusol HC 30g


Can I still drink alcohol?

Yes. You can drink alcohol while using these treatments.

Will I still be able to drive?

Yes, provided your capacity to do so does not become compromised by any side effects. If you feel as though it has, do not drive and let your doctor know as soon as you can.

Can I take the medicine while pregnant?

It may not be suitable for women who are pregnant. If you are pregnant, let our prescriber know, as they may choose to suggest an alternative form of treatment.

Both products are safe for use during breastfeeding.

How should I store it?

Store Anusol in a safe place below 25°C.

Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?

In the ointment are the following substances: hydrocortisone acetate, zinc oxide, bismuth subgallate, balsam peru, bismuth oxide, benzyl benzoate, magnesium stearate, cocoa butter, lanolin anhydrous, castor oil, kaolin light, calcium hydrogen phosphate and petroleum jelly white.

The suppositories contain: hydrocortisone acetate, zinc oxide, bismuth subgallate, balsam peru, bismuth oxide, benzyl benzoate, kaolin light, and suppocire BS2 pastilles (hard fat).

Do not use these items if you are allergic to anything contained therein.

Is it available over-the-counter?

To buy Anusol from our online pharmacy, you will require a prescription. Our facility allows you to have your case examined by a registered practitioner, who will issue a prescription for your item if it is suitable.

Is it right for me?

Find out by completing our medical questionnaire. Once your case has been reviewed and approved by our qualified physician, our UK-based pharmacy will dispense your order and ship it to your door. Every item we sell is shipped by tracked parcel, so that you can expect to receive your treatment within just one working day.



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