What is Proctosol HC Cream?
We reviewed Proctosol HC Cream to provide information about it to the customers interested in it. Proctosol HC Cream is a rectal cream used to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, inflammatory conditions of the rectum and other problems of the anal area often caused by hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum. These swollen veins cause itching and redness in the anus. Proctosol HC Cream contains hydrocortisone, an antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive agent, which gives quick relief from the pain and itching caused by hemorrhoids.
The active ingredient of Proctosol HC Cream is:
The inactive ingredients of this product are:
- Propylene Glycol
- Propylene Glycol Monopalmitotearate
- Mineral Oil
- Lanolin Oil
- Isopropyl Palmitate
- Polysorbate 60
- Cetyl Alcohol
- Sorbitan Monostearate
- Polyoxyl 40 Stearate
- Sorbic Acid
- Methyl Paraben
- Propyl Paraben
Proctosol HC Cream can be absorbed through normal intact skin because inflammation increases percutaneous absorption in skin. This product is used only for the rectum area. Wash your hands and the affected area with a mild soap or water before applying this product. Apply the product on the inside and surrounding skin of the anus and lie down so that the ointment gets absorbed into the skin for better results. It is advised to empty your bladder before applying the ointment and avoid using the bathroom for about an hour after applying it. This product can be used from two to four times a day depending on the severity of your hemorrhoids. It is better to consult your doctor before using this product so that you can get a better idea of how much of the product you need to use.
The retail price for a 1oz tube of Proctosol HC Cream is around $87.33. The price may vary depending on which pharmacy you visit. It can also be purchased online from different pharmacies and some of them also provide discount cards.
Possible Side Effects
The most common side effects that this product may cause are skin rashes, soreness, encrusted or scaly skin, and stinging. In some cases, using this product may result in itching in the genital or other skin areas, painful urination, allergic reaction or fever. But these side effects are rare and may appear in people who use this product for a long time. You should get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs. Using the right amount of the product is one of the most important things while using this product because high steroid doses can lead to prompt side effects such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in body fat, skin diseases, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex. Therefore, you are advised to consult your doctor before using it.
Proctosol HC Cream comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use but the manufacturer provides no guarantee for this product.
The Bottom Line
Proctosol HC Cream is a good medication for treating inflammatory conditions of the anus. However, on viewing the users’ reviews, we found out that not all the customers using this product are fully satisfied with it. Every product comes with its side effects and to get the best result out of it, you are advised to consult your doctor before using it.