• Lidocaine/Acetate/Zinc Oxide/Hydrocortisone Acetate

Xyloproct is an ointment treatment used to relieve haemorrhoids. It contains two active ingredients, one of which reduces inflammation, and the other soothes irritation.

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This ointment is made up of 5% lidocaine and 0.275% hydrocortisone. It is applied in stages determined by your prescriber. The maximum daily dose is 6g.

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Xyloproct is a preparation used in the treatment of piles, or haemorrhoids. It is an ointment which is designed to be applied to the area being affected. This may be on the outer skin of the anus, or inside the rectum. A special applicator is supplied for internal use. The manufacturers of Xyloproct are AstraZeneca, and specific instructions on how often it should be used will be provided by a prescriber.

  1. Dual action ointment
  2. Supplied with an applicator for internal use
  3. Fast acting treatment

Piles is a condition which most people will encounter at least once at some point in their lives. It is caused by the development of varicose veins in or around the anal region, which come about as the result of high pressure in the blood vessels in that area. This leads to swelling and irritation in or around the back passage, which can cause itchiness. Many who have piles may also experience slight pain, and rectal bleeding when passing stools.

There are a number of reasons why piles might occur. High blood pressure, being overweight or obese, or sitting on hard surfaces for long periods can be contributing factors. Those who experience prolonged periods of constipation, and have to strain when opening their bowels, may also be more likely to develop haemorrhoids.

When piles occur, the adoption of certain measures can help to reduce their severity. For instance, those with high blood pressure levels may try to lower them, by reducing their salt intake or making general improvements to their diet. People who are prone to constipation may try to ease this by incorporating more fibre into their meals.

For those cases where haemorrhoids are causing considerable discomfort, treatment may be recommended. The appearance of blood when passing stools is, in any case, something which you should bring to the attention of your doctor. But medication used to alleviate piles will usually take two approaches: to reduce inflammation, and ease soreness in the back passage.

This is the function of the ingredients found in Xyloproct. Lidocaine is an anaesthetic, which provides relief by dulling the intensity of pain signals sent from the affected area. The other agent, hydrocortisone, is a type of steroid. This reduces inflammation by preventing the action of an autoimmune chemical the body releases in response to varicose veins.

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How to use Xyloproct

Following the instructions issued by your prescriber is important when using this or any other treatment. Prior to use, you should also take time to read the guidelines in the patient information leaflet carefully. Taking these measures will help you to get the best possible results from your medication, and reduce the risk of adverse effects.

  1. Use as directed.
  2. In most cases, this will be one application made to the affected region, at regular intervals.
  3. Your prescriber will inform you how much to use and how often to do so. 
  4. The maximum daily dose is 6g.
  5. For longer periods of treatment, your prescriber may advise that you undergo rest periods to limit the risk of irritation.
  6. An applicator is supplied for internal use. If required, your prescriber will 
  7. Do not exceed the amount specified by your doctor.
  8. If you miss a dose, do not compensate by applying double the amount. Simply skip the dose you have missed and administer your next dose at the scheduled time.

The above is only a summary of the directions you will need to adhere to when using this product. For more information, please consult the leaflet supplied.

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Xyloproct side effects

Please note that this item may cause side effects. If you notice anything resembling an allergic reaction, such as shortness of breath or a rash, or soreness or bleeding from the back passage, stop using this ointment and talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

Other side effects:

Redness, swelling and itching at the site of application.

This list of side effects is not comprehensive. For more, please consult the leaflet provided with the item.

Taking it with other medicines

It is important to tell your prescriber if you are using any other treatments when filling in our questionnaire. The following may affect the function of this ointment: drugs for an uneven heartbeat, such as amiodarone or sotalol; or other local anaesthetics.

Conditions to look out for

You should refrain from using this item if you have: ever experienced an allergic reaction to any similar products; an infection which is not being treated; or are on medication for an uneven heartbeat.

It may also not be suitable for those who have thin or fragile skin where the ointment is going to be used, or a history of porphyria, a skin pigment condition.

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Can I still drink alcohol?
Yes. This item is not thought to interact with alcohol or be inhibited by it.

Will I still be able to drive?

Yes. Your ability to drive should not be reduced by the use of this product. However, do not drive and let your doctor know if you notice any side effects which may make driving difficult or unsafe.

Can I take the medicine while pregnant?

It may not be suitable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. In such cases, let your doctor know prior to use so that they can advise you.

How should I store it?

Prior to use, it can be kept in a refrigerator at 2°C to 8°C. It may be stored at room temperature, up to 25°C, when in use.

Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?

This product contains: lidocaine, hydrocortisone acetate, zinc oxide, aluminium acetate, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, purified water and macrogol (3350 and 400).

Do not use it if you are allergic to any of these ingredients.

Is it available over-the-counter?

You can only buy Xyloproct in the UK after consulting with a doctor first. They will need to make sure it is suitable for you to use before they issue a prescription. Take our questionnaire to have your case reviewed by a practising doctor.

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