Scheriproct Ointment contains the active ingredients Cinchocaine Hydrochloride and Prednisolone Hexanoate. It is used to treat haemorrhoids (piles). Scheriproct is classified as a Prescription-only-medicine (POM). Scheriproct Ointment comes in a 30g tube, which includes an attachable plastic applicator and a detailed patient information leaflet (PIL).
Cinchocaine belongs to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics. These medicines work by blocking the pain messages along the nerve fibers. This prevents the pain signals from reaching the brain, creating a numbing sensation in the area where the ointment has been absorbed. When treating piles, using a local anaesthetic such as Cinchocaine will numb the affected area, reducing the pain and itching associated with haemorrhoids.
The other active ingredient, Prednisolone belongs to a category of medicines known as; Corticosteroids. These medicines work to relieve pain and inflammation. Inflammation is caused by an immune response that causes blood vessels to dilate (widen), resulting in the affected area becoming red, painful, itchy and swollen. Prednisolone works from within the cell. It actively reduces the substances produced by the body that trigger the inflammation. When Prednisolone is used to treat Haemorrhoids, it will effectively reduce the painful inflammation and swelling caused by this condition.
Scheriproct Ointment is designed for short-term relief from the symptoms of haemorrhoids and anal itching. This is usually between five and seven days.