Generic Name(s): hydrocortisone rectal
Drug Class: Topical Steroids
Treats: Proctitis, itching or swelling, ulcerativecolitis
Anucort-Hc is a steroid that is used to reduce inflammation in the body and it is used to treat swelling or itching that may be caused by hemorrhoids or other inflammatory conditions of the anus or the rectum. Anucort-Hc works by reducing the swelling that is directly to the anus or the rectum.
Anucort-Hc is a medicine used in the treatment of haemorrhoids, ulcerative colitis, proctitis - or any other condition caused by inflammation of the rectal area. The active ingredient of Anucort-Hc, hydrocortisone, works by dulling the inflammatory response. Inflammation, while used by the body to protect itself, invariably causes pain and tissue damage in the long-term. Anucort-Hc relieves both of these symptoms.
Anucort-Hc should not be applied elsewhere on the body. It may be used with other medicines in the treatment of rectal inflammatory states. It is available as a rectal cream, ointment, and suppository. Common side effects with Anucort-Hc include rectal pain, burning, menstrual changes, increased sweating, and increased hair growth.