- Hydrocortisone Acetate/Pramoxine Hydrochloride
- Hydrocortisone Acetate/Pramoxine Hydrochloride
Proctofoam is a combined rectal foam for haemorrhoids. It contains a corticosteroid and an anaesthetic, providing relief from discomfort as well as calming inflammation.
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In one pressurised canister of Proctofoam is 40 doses, containing 1% of hydrocortisone acetate and 1% of pramocaine hydrochloride. It is applied no more than four times per day.
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Proctofoam is a treatment for piles. It is a rectal foam, which can be applied internally or externally. The standard dose is one application in the evening, one in the morning, and one after each time the bowels are opened. It is a short-term treatment, which should not be used for more than seven days. The manufacturers of Proctofoam HC are Meda, and it is available to buy from our UK pharmacy with free next-day shipping.
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Haemorrhoids are incredibly common, with over 40 per cent of people thought to encounter them to some extent at least once in their lives. They are caused by the formation of varicose veins in or around the rectal region, and are often a result of high pressure in the vessels situated there. Symptoms of piles include itching or irritation in the area affected, swelling, and on occasion, the appearance of blood after going to the toilet.
There are a number of factors which can contribute to haemorrhoids, including being overweight or obese, regularly sitting on hard seating for long periods of time, being constipated, or being pregnant. It is also more common in those who are aged 45 and over. Most cases of piles will pass on their own without the need for medical intervention, but you should be aware that the presence of blood is something your doctor should be notified of as soon as possible.
Preventative action for haemorrhoids includes such measures as: losing weight; making dietary adjustments, such as eating more fibre, to alleviate constipation; and undertaking light exercise to bring down blood pressure. However, these approaches are not always sufficient in reducing the effects of haemorrhoids, and in some cases treatment may be required to provide adequate relief.
In Proctofoam HC, the active ingredients are hydrocortisone acetate and pramocaine hydrochloride, which work in different ways to treat piles. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid, which reduces inflammation in the area it is applied to; whereas pramocaine is an anaesthetic which soothes pain and discomfort, and relieves itching.
Getting access to the piles medication you need has never been simpler. Take our health assessment today, and one of our qualified physicians will review your responses. Following approval, your order will be dispensed at our UK pharmacy and shipped to your door by next-day courier.
How to use Proctofoam HC
Use this medication in the manner instructed by your prescriber. This will help you to get the best possible results from your treatment. Please also make sure you read the guidelines provided in the patient information leaflet fully prior to use, as this will assist you in limiting the risk of any associated side effects.
- Apply as prescribed.
- For most instances, the dose will be one application to the affected area, two or three times a day at regular intervals, and once after each bowel movement. The maximum is four applications a day.
- This treatment should be applied for a duration of seven days or less. If symptoms persist after this length of time, notify your doctor.
- It can be used topically or internally, with the device provided.
- Specific instructions are supplied on how to use the plunger for internal use.
- Do not exceed the prescribed amount.
- If you miss a dose, skip the one you have missed and carry on the treatment as normal.
The above is only a summary of the directions you will be required to follow when using this medication. For more detailed instructions, refer to the leaflet supplied.
Proctofoam HC side effects
Not everyone who uses this item will experience side effects. However, you should still be aware of the nature of these so that you can take the appropriate action in the event that they occur.
If you notice any signs of an allergic reaction, or anything else which concerns you, let your doctor know right away.
This medication contains a steroid, which may cause: feelings of depression, suicidal thoughts, mania, anxiety, insomnia, confusion, or hallucinations. Seek immediate medical advice if you encounter any of these.
Other side effects:
Swelling of the face, neck and body, irregular periods, hirsutism, purple patches, skin reaction, infection, burning or itching sensation.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. Consult the leaflet supplied for more detailed information.
Taking it with other medicines
Inform your doctor when undergoing consultation for this treatment if you are currently taking any other medications.
Conditions to look out for
You should not use this foam if you currently have a viral, bacterial or fungal infection. It may also not be suitable for those who have ever had depression, or a history of it in their family, or bowel disease. Let your prescriber know when filling in our questionnaire if any of the above apply in your case.
Q&A: our Proctofoam HC discussion forum
Can I still drink alcohol?
Yes. It is not thought that drinking alcohol will affect how this product works.
Will I still be able to drive?
Yes. Your capacity to drive should not be impaired. However, if you notice any side effects which may make driving difficult or dangerous, do not drive and tell your doctor straight away.
Can I take the medicine while pregnant?
Tell your doctor during consultation if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, so that they can advise you on the use of this medicine.
How should I store it?
Keep this product in the original packaging to protect the canister from exposure to sunlight. Store it in an environment below 25°C. It should not be refrigerated.
Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?
This product contains: hydrocortisone acetate, pramocaine hydrochloride, cetyl alcohol, emulsifying wax (cetyl alcohol, sorbitan solution), methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), polyoxyethylene (10) stearyl ether, propylene glycol, propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), trolamine, purified water and propellant HP-70, consisting of isobutane and propane.
Do not use it if you are allergic to or unable to tolerate any of these ingredients.
Is it available over-the-counter?
You will need a prescription in order to be able to buy Proctofoam online or in person. This can be obtained through our simple to use consultation facility, which is staffed by registered practitioners.
Is it right for me?
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