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Anusol Soothing Relief Suppositories
Anusol Advance Suppositories contain:
Zinc oxide 296 mg
For full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
Symptomatic treatment of uncomplicated internal haemorrhoids and pruritus ani.
Anal insertion Adults (over 18 years)
Remove wrapper and insert one suppository into the anus at night, in the morning and after each evacuation up to a maximum of three per day for a maximum period of one week.
As for adults
Tubercular, fungal and most viral lesions including herpes simplex, vaccinia and varicella. History of sensitivity to any of the constituents.
Do not use in pregnancy or breastfeeding.
As with all products containing topical steroids, the possibility of systemic absorption should be borne in mind.
Prolonged or excessive use may produce systemic corticosteroid effects, and use for periods longer than seven days is not recommended.
The product should be discontinued and the patient advised to consult a medical practitioner if symptoms do not improve or worsen or if rectal bleeding occurs.
Concurrent use with other corticosteroid preparations, either topically or orally, may increase the likelihood of systemic effects.
There is inadequate evidence of safety in human pregnancy and there may be a very small risk of cleft palate and intrauterine growth retardation as well as suppression of the neonatal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. There is evidence of harmful effects in animals. To be used in pregnancy only when there is no safer alternative and when the disease itself carries risks for the mother or child.
Do not use in pregnancy or breastfeeding.
No effects have been reported on ability to drive or use machinery.
Rarely, sensitivity reactions may occur. Patients may occasionally experience transient burning on application, especially if the anoderm is not intact.
If swallowed, fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhoea may develop 3-12 hours after ingestion.
Hydrocortisone normally does not produce toxic effects in an acute single overdose.
Treatment of a large acute overdose should include gastric lavage, purgation with magnesium sulphate and complete bed rest. If necessary give oxygen and general supportive measures. Methaemoglobinaemia should be treated by intravenous methylene blue.
This product provides antiseptic, astringent, emollient and decongestant properties. In addition, hydrocortisone exerts an anti-inflammatory action.
Bismuth oxide, zinc oxide and bismuth subgallate exert a protective action on mucous membranes and raw surfaces. They are mildly astringent and are reported to have antiseptic properties
Balsam Peru has protective properties and very mild antiseptic action by virtue of its content of cinnamic and benzoic acids. It is believed to promote the growth of epithelial cells.
Benzyl benzoate is used as a solubilizing agent and has mild antiseptic and preservative properties.
Hydrocortisone acetate has the general properties of hydrocortisone and the anti-inflammatory action is of primary interest in the product.
Systemic absorption of hydrocortisone acetate from the rectum may occur but estimates of the extent of absorption have been variable and have always been less than 30%. Following absorption it is metabolised in the liver and most body tissues before being excreted in the urine. Biological half-life is approximately 100 minutes and it is 90% bound to plasma protein.
The other active ingredients in this product exert their therapeutic effect without being absorbed into the systemic circulation. These observations are supported by evidence from various studies and reviews.
The active ingredients of Anusol are well known constituents of medicinal products and their safety profile is well documented.
Hard Fat (Suppocire BS2)
Do not store above 25oC.
Printed strip pack consisting of white opaque PVC/polyethylene laminated film. Each pack contains 12 suppositories.
No special requirements.
6.6 Special precautions for disposal
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