Most people have experienced hemorrhoids at least once in their lifetime and that was enough. Itching and burning pain in your anal region can distract you from your work, school, social and family events, and can cause embarrassment as well. Anusol HC Suppositories, also called Anucort HC, are a perfect way of delivering the active ingredients (Hydrocortisone/Zinc Sulfate) where it is needed most as opposed to taking oral meds or applying topical creams.
Once you have inserted the suppository, your own body heat will cause it to slowly melt and the medications will be absorbed and begin to work. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid that acts like your own cortisol, a steroid hormone that controls many processes in your body. By adding Hydrocortisone, your immune system will be suppressed in order to reduce the production of inflammatory chemicals that cause the swelling and pain.
Zinc Sulfate has several uses for calming the symptoms of hemorrhoids. It works as an astringent to shrink the hemorrhoidal tissues and reduce any secretions while helping to calm the itching which is sometimes the worst symptom. Scratching the itch can cause abrasions that will signal more inflammatory chemicals to the area.
Everyone has hemorrhoidal veins that are found just inside the anus and in the lowest part of your rectum. Sometimes these veins become irritated from the passing hard or large stools, or bulge from straining to have a bowel movement. Obesity, pregnancy, anal intercourse, and chronic constipation or diarrhea can cause the veins to swell and become painful and itchy. By eating more high fiber foods, drinking at least 6 glasses of water per day, exercising, and having bowel movements as soon as you feel the urge can all help to avoid the risk of hemorrhoids.
Ask your doctor if Anusol HC Suppositories pose any threat to an unborn or nursing baby if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Explain other medical conditions or allergies you have to your doctor and list any OTC or Rx meds you currently take or use, including herbal, dietary, and vitamin supplements. Your doctor can determine if Anusol HC Suppositories is the right medication for you.
For rectal use only as directed by your doctor. As Anusol HC Suppositories melt, there may be a risk of leakage that could stain clothing or bedding. Wash hands thoroughly before and after inserting Anusol HC Suppositories. Store in a cool place as Anusol HC Suppositories will melt if stored in a warm environment. Keep this and other meds out of children’s reach and do not share them with anyone else.