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Prednisolone Hexanoate/Cinchocaine Hydrochloride

Scheriproct is a short-term treatment for piles, manufactured by Bayer. It is available as both an ointment and as a suppository tablet.

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ScheriproctSuppositories 1.3mg/1mg

One tablet contains 1.3mg of prednisolone and 1mg of cinchocaine. These are inserted anally once a day for no longer than 7 days.

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ScheriproctOintment 0.5%

In each 1g of ointment is 1.9mg of prednisolone and 5mg of cinchocaine. This is applied to the affected region twice a day for a period of no more than 7 days.

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Scheriproct is a short-term treatment for piles, manufactured by Bayer. It is available as both an ointment and as a suppository tablet.

Picking up your prescription in person can be difficult when you have a busy schedule. Luckily, you can get access to the haemorrhoids solution you need with ease through our online consultation and prescription interface and our express delivery service.

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24 August 2021
dr daniel

Dr Daniel Atkinson

(GP Clinical Lead - GMC No. 4624794) 24 August 2021
Product information

Scheriproct ointment & suppositories

Scheriproct is a treatment used to relieve haemorrhoids. It contains two active constituents, prednisolone and cinchocaine, which work to relieve pain and decrease irritation in the affected region. The treatment is available to buy in the UK in two forms, Scheriproct ointment and suppositories, and is made by the well-known German pharmaceutical firm, Bayer. In the majority of cases, the ointment will be applied twice a day; whereas the suppository tablet will be inserted into the anus once a day. During the beginning of treatment however, a prescriber may advise you to use more in order to quickly get symptoms under control.

  1. Reduces inflammation
  2. Soothes discomfort
  3. Ointment treatment

Haemorrhoids, known more commonly as piles, are characterised by the appearance of varicose veins inside or around the anus. They are the result of high pressure in the blood vessels in this area, and can cause feelings of irritation, discomfort, and pain when passing stools. In some cases, blood may appear in small amounts when wiping after going to the toilet.

There are several reasons why someone might get piles. They are more common in people over the age of 45, but do affect many younger people too. High blood pressure can play a role, as can being overweight, or spending lots of time sitting on particularly hard surfaces. If you are regularly constipated and often have to strain when going to the toilet, this can bring on haemorrhoids as well.

Many cases will pass on their own without the need for treatment, and are rarely cause for concern. Taking certain measures, such as altering your diet to increase your fibre consumption, can reduce constipation and lower your susceptibility to piles. It can also help to engage in weight loss techniques, such as having a balanced diet and undertaking light exercise.

However, those who are finding that haemorrhoids are causing them noticeable discomfort can find relief in the form of prescription medication. This aims at calming inflammation in the back passage, and works to relieve feelings of irritation. Scheriproct is one such solution. The functioning components in this treatment are prednisolone and cinchocaine. The first of these, prednisolone, is a type of steroid which restricts the action of chemicals released by the body which can increase inflammation. The other agent, cinchocaine, is an anaesthetic, and this prevents the transmission of painful signals along the nerves, thus reducing soreness.

Not everyone finds it convenient going to the chemist in person. Here at, we’ve developed our service with speed and simplicity in mind, so that you can have the prescription treatment you need delivered to your home. Following completion of our medical assessment, a qualified physician will examine your answers and if suitable, issue a prescription. This will then be passed on electronically to our dispensing pharmacy, who will prepare and ship your items via 24-hour courier.

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Make sure you adhere to the instructions provided by your doctor when using this treatment, and that you carefully read the guidelines specified in the patient information leaflet beforehand. Doing so will enable you to get the most beneficial results and also limit the risk of harmful side effects.

  1. Use as directed.

For Scheriproct Ointment:

  1. In most cases, the typical dose will be twice a day, but your doctor may tell you to use more during the first day so that the treatment can get to work fast.
  2. Wash the site of application and carefully dry before use.
  3. Squeeze a small pea-sized amount onto your finger.
  4. Distribute softly over the affected region, on the skin and just inside the anus, but do not completely rub it in.
  5. For internal use, a nozzle is supplied. This should be added onto the end of the tube.
  6. When inserting, make sure you do so carefully, and that the whole length of the nozzle is inside the anus.
  7. Squeeze the tube lightly while drawing the nozzle out slowly.
  8. Thoroughly wash and rinse the nozzle after use.

For Scheriproct Suppositories:

  1. The typical dose will be one suppository a day, applied after the bowels have been emptied. However, your doctor may advise you to take more during the first couple of days.
  2. Gently insert the suppository into the anus.
  3. It may be easier to do this by standing and raising one leg, with your foot rested on a chair, or by squatting down. Your doctor or pharmacist will be able to advise you if you need further guidance.

For both treatments:

  1. Do not exceed the prescribed dose.
  2. Never make up for a missed dose with a double administration. If you forget to take it, try to do so when you remember. 
  3. In the event that your next dose is due, simply skip the one you have missed and continue the course as scheduled.
  4. Do not take for more than 7 days continuously. If symptoms persist after this time, you may need to speak to your doctor again.

These directions are provided only as a guide. More detailed instructions can be found in the leaflet supplied with the treatment.

Download Scheriproct Ointment patient information leaflet 

Download Scheriproct Suppositories patient information leaflet

Page last reviewed:  24/08/2021
Please read the patient information leaflet for this medicine fully before use:

Scheriproct Ointment 0.5%

Scheriproct Suppositories 1.3mg/1mg

Side effects & Warnings

Side effects

Even though they may only occur in a minority of cases, you should still be aware of the side effects associated with this product. Let your doctor know right away if you notice anything resembling an allergic reaction, thinning of the skin, or any other kind of adverse skin reaction. More information can be found in the patient information leaflet.

Taking it with other medicines

It is not likely to interfere with the function of other treatments, but you should still inform your prescriber when completing our consultation if you are currently taking anything else, be it prescription, non-prescription or remedial in nature.

Conditions to look out for

Do not use this item if you have any kind of bacterial, fungal or viral infection. Relay any information pertinent to your medical profile when taking our questionnaire.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Speak to your doctor before using Scheriproct if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. There may be a very small risk to the development of the baby when used during pregnancy. This risk is likely to be at its highest in the first trimester.

Driving and using machinery

This medication is not likely to have an effect on your capacity to drive or use machines.

Page last reviewed:  24/08/2021
Please read the patient information leaflet for this medicine fully before use:

Scheriproct Ointment 0.5%

Scheriproct Suppositories 1.3mg/1mg


Can I still drink alcohol?

Yes. It is not likely that drinking alcohol will cause this treatment to be less effective.

Will I still be able to drive?

Yes, provided you experience no side effects which may make doing so dangerous. If you do, avoid driving and go to your nearest doctor’s surgery or hospital as soon as is feasible.

Can I take the medicine while pregnant?

It may not be suitable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Inform your prescriber during consultation if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive, and they will advise you.

How should I store it?

Keep Scheriproct in a safe environment away from children. The ointment should be stored at room temperature, below 25°C, while the suppositories should be immediately stored between 2 and 8°C in a refrigerator. Keeping the suppositories in the fridge means that they will be firm and easy to insert.

Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?

In the ointment are the following components: prednisolone hexanoate, cinchocaine hydrochloride, polyethylene glycol 400 monoricinoleate, hydrogenated castor oil, castor oil, 2 octyldodecanol, and chypre perfume oil.

The suppositories contain: prednisolone hexanoate, cinchocaine hydrochloride and hard fat.

Do not use these treatments if you are allergic to any of the above ingredients.

Is it available over-the-counter?

You will need a prescription to be able to buy Scheriproct ointment or suppositories in the UK, be it online or in person. This is so that a doctor can review their suitability for you prior to use. Fill in our medical questionnaire, and if our practitioner is satisfied that this item is safe for you, they will generate a prescription and send this electronically to our dispensing pharmacy.

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Let us help you find out. Complete our medical assessment. Our doctor will evaluate the responses you give. Following approval, your medication will be dispensed and shipped from our UK-based pharmacy. Delivery on all items is made by next-day parcel, so that you don’t have to wait to start your course.

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