Proctosedyl Ointment

Proctosedyl ointment is a topical treatment for hemorrhoids commonly known as hemorrhoids (both external and internal), also for other painful conditions of the rectum, such as rectal fissures (tear), anal itching (itching), and perianal eczema. Proctosedyl ointment reduces pain, swelling, and muscle spasm caused by hemorrhoids and other rectal injuries. Proctosedyl ointment contains a combination of two active ingredients, Cincocaine Hydrochloride 0.5% and Hydrocortisone 0.5%, which work together to revive the symptoms of hemorrhoids. It also contains liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin, and wool grease. Proctosedyl ointment contains a combination of two medications that are used as a topical treatment for hemorrhoids. Cincocaine is a local anesthetic with analgesic properties (pain relief) and it also relaxes the spasm of the anal sphincter. Hydrocortisone is a low-potency corticosteroid that reduces inflammation and itching, and this reduces discharge. Together, these two medications in Proctosedyl ointment reduce pain, swelling, and spasm caused by hemorrhoids.

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About Proctosedyl Ointment


The active ingredient, Cinchocaine belongs to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics. These medicines work by blocking the pain messages along the nerve fibres at the point of application. This prevents the pain signals from reaching the brain. This will cause a numbing sensation in the area where the ointment has been applied. When treating Haemorrhoids, using a local anaesthetic such as Cinchocaine will numb the pain and itching associated with piles.

The other active ingredient, Hydrocortisone belongs to a category of medicines known as Corticosteroids. These medicines work to reduce and 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. Hydrocortisone works from within the cell. It actively reduces the substances produced that trigger the inflammation. When Hydrocortisone is used topically to treat Haemorrhoids, it will effectively reduce the painful inflammation and swelling caused by this condition. Proctosedyl Ointment is suitable for treating external haemorrhoids around the anal area through direct application. In case of internal Haemorrhoids, the ointment can still be applied by using the plastic applicator included with every tube. This applicator or nozzle screws onto the top of the tube, allowing for comfortable insertion into the rectum.

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What is Proctosedyl?

Proctosedyl Ointment 30g is a prescription medicine for hemorrhoids. The product consists of 2 main components: Cincocaine and Hydrocortisone. Cinchocaine is a local anesthetic. As a result, painful tingling on the skin is reduced or no longer perceived. Hydrocortisone relieves inflammatory reactions such as swelling, itching, and redness of the skin. Proctosedyl combines all of these drugs into one powerful drug that reduces the symptoms of hemorrhoids and speeds up the healing process.

Proctosedyl uses include being prescribed for hemorrhoids. This disease arises from the formation of erectile tissue on the inside and outside of the anus. This can be caused, for example, by pressing too hard during bowel movements, or also by pregnancy, childbirth, or old age. Hemorrhoids cause itching and pain in and around the anus. Bleeding can often occur. Proctosedil reduces these symptoms and ensures faster healing of hemorrhoids.

How does it work?

Proctosedyl ointment contains a combination of two medications that are used together as a topical treatment for hemorrhoids. Cincocaine is a local anesthetic with analgesic properties (pain relief) and it also relaxes the spasm of the anal sphincter. Hydrocortisone is a low-potency corticosteroid that reduces inflammation and itching, and this reduces discharge. These two medications work together to numb pain, reduce swelling, and relieve itching associated with hemorrhoids and other rectal injuries.

What are the benefits of taking it?

Proctosedyl is a combination treatment for hemorrhoids. The ingredients are a corticosteroid, called hydrocortisone, and a local anesthetic known as Cincocaine Hydrochloride. It is available as an ointment. The usual treatment is one application twice a day, more once more after doing a belly. None of these medications should be used for more than seven days.

How do I use it?

Proctosedyl is available as an ointment and suppository. Suppositories are intended for the treatment of internal hemorrhoids and should be inserted into the anus according to the instructions for use. Proctosedil ointment should be applied as a thin layer to the affected areas around the anus. The ointment is supplied with an applicator, which allows the product to be applied more deeply to the anus.

Its dosage

Unless the doctor indicates otherwise, the usual starting dose is as follows:

Proctosedil ointment for piles and hemorrhoids: Apply a small amount of ointment around the anus twice a day and after each bowel movement.

The doctor prescribes the duration of the intake. There should be no deviation from the prescribed dose. Proctosedil is not suitable for children.

Side effects & precautions

The most commonly reported proctosedyl side effects to include burning and rash. If used for long periods of time on broken skin, hydrocortisone in Proctosedyl ointment can cause adrenal suppression and reduce the amount of corticosteroid hormone such as cortisol produced by the adrenal gland.


Use with appropriate caution in subjects with damaged mucous membranes that could cause excessive absorption of the active ingredients.

Corticosteroids can be applied to infected areas only if they are preceded or accompanied by adequate antibacterial or antifungal therapy. In case of failure of therapy, it is necessary to suspend treatment and adequately cure the infection with other measures.

Attention: use the minimum effective dose.

Clinical cases suggest that the administration of products containing benzocaine can cause methemoglobinemia (increased level of methemoglobin in the blood) as a consequence of excessive absorption of benzocaine, particularly in children and the elderly. Symptoms such as cyanosis (paleness, grayish or bluish discoloration of the skin, lips, and nails), headache, light-headedness, dyspnea (shortness of breath), fatigue, and tachycardia. What occurs during treatment may indicate life-threatening methemoglobinemia. If you notice any of these symptoms, tell your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital.

Local application of cortisone in excessive doses and over prolonged periods may cause widespread systemic absorption reactions (Cushing's syndrome, inhibition of the pituitary-adrenal axis [the adrenal gland may be temporarily unable to produce adequate amounts of cortisol at the time of suspension]) Therefore, once a favorable clinical effect is obtained, it is necessary to minimize the frequency of application and dosage, stopping the product as soon as possible. In any case, it is necessary to limit local steroid use to short periods of time.

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