Generic Name(s): hydrocortisone acetate
Drug Class: corticosteroids
Anusol-Hc is used to treat patients who have hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids is a common condition in which a swollen vein or group of veins near the anus region occurs. It can be an unpleasant and painful feeling. Anusol-Hc is available as a suppository cream. A generic version is available. It requires a doctor"s prescription.
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Anusol-Hc is used for patients who have hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are usually characterized by constipation and straining of bowel movements due to engorged veins. Hemorrhoids are commonly associated with pregnancy. Anusol-Hc works by releasing the swelling and redness of the veins in the affected region.
In addition, Anusol-Hc is also used to treat certain intestinal problems, such as ulcerative colitis of the rectum. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine and is characterized of having an inflamed colon with ulcers. Ulcerative colitis is a reaction by the body"s immune system in response to what the body perceives as a foreign or invading substance. Therefore, if the patient"s condition worsens, they should contact their doctor.
Anusol-Hc dosage is completely dependent on the individual who takes it as it can be used for a variety of different treatments. Note that the amount of Anusol-Hc depends on the amount of times you plan on taking it each day. Do not stop, start or change the dosage without the approval of your doctor.
- Adults: Unwrap the suppository and moisten tip with a few drops of water. It may make it easier to apply by lying down on your side with the opposing leg bent.
- Gently push the suppository, pointed end first into the rectum with your finger. Ensure that the suppository is pushed in deep enough.
- Avoid having a bowel movement for at least one hour so the medication will have time to work. Wash your hands after each use.
Anusol-Hc Side Effects
Anusol-Hc, like any other drug, comes with its collection of side effects that vary with each who uses it. If you experience any severe side effects, consult your doctor or medical professional immediately.
common Anusol-Hc effects:
- skin/hair follicle irritation
Consult with your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:
- weight loss
- swelling of ankles/feet
- increased thirst/urination
- vision problems
- persistent rectal bleeding
- unusual bruising/bleeding
- stomach/abdominal pain
Below you will find a list of Anusol-Hc drug and substance interactions. In many cases, Anusol-Hc should not be combined with other medications unless approved by a physician. Consult with your doctor before taking any new medication.
Note, that this list does not include a variety of over the counter drugs and vitamins that could also counteract and alter Anusol-Hc.
Notify your doctor if you have a history of heart attack, positive tuberculosis skin test, diabetes, ulcers, herpes infection of the eye, diarrhea, kidney problems, hypertension, chicken pox, heart failure or stomach problems. Don"t use if you have a rectal blockage, abscess or perforation. In addition, if you have irritation of the peritoneum, notify your doctor.
Drugs that interact with Anusol-Hc :
- anticoagulants (including warfarin)
- macrolide immunosuppressants (tacrolimus)