hydrocortisone – framycetin – dibucaine – esculin
This medication is a combination product that is used for the reduction of swelling, pain, and inflammation of hemorrhoids and other rectal lesions. It is also used to treat proctitis, fissures, cryptitis, pain following rectal surgery, and rectal itching.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Each gram of ointment contains hydrocortisone 5 mg, dibucaine (cinchocaine) HCl 5 mg, framycetin sulfate 10 mg, and esculin 10 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: lanolin, mineral oil, and petroleum jelly.
Each suppository contains hydrocortisone 5 mg, dibucaine (cinchocaine) HCl 5 mg, framycetin sulfate 10 mg and esculin 10 mg.
Ointment: For treatment of the outside area of the anus, apply a small quantity to the affected area morning and evening and after each bowel movement. For internal application, attach the rectal cannula (the plastic attachment that is included with the medication) to the tube opening, gently insert to the full extent inside the anus, and squeeze the tube gently from the lower end while withdrawing.
Suppositories: Insert one suppository into the rectum morning and evening and after each bowel movement.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not take this medication if you:
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
Absorption: Prolonged use of this medication or applying it to open skin or wounds could promote the absorption of this medication into the blood circulation. This can produce effects similar to those seen after taking oral corticosteroid medications for long periods of time. Symptoms could include depression, headache, mood swings, rounding of the face, slow healing of wounds, swelling of the feet or lower legs, trouble sleeping, and unusual hair growth. Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of these symptoms occur.
Medical treatment: Advise all doctors of the previous use of hydrocortisone.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: This medication may pass into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are using this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications that you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
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