What is Proctozone HC Cream?
This review aims to provide the information about Proctozone HC Cream to the customers interested in purchasing and using it. Proctozone HC Cream is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, pain, itching or swelling caused by hemorrhoids, and other problems of the anal area. On applying it to the affected area, it is absorbed through the skin so that it can work by acting inside the cells. Hemorrhoids are a result of inflammatory substances widening the blood vessels which results in swelling and itching. Proctozone HC Cream contains hydrocortisone which is a mild corticosteroid. It decreases the release of these inflammatory substances. As a result, it reduces the redness and itching.
Proctozone HC Cream is a steroid medicine. The active ingredient of this ointment is:
The inactive ingredients of this product are:
- Propylene Glycol
- Glyceryl Monostearate
- Isopropyl Myristate
- Polysorbate 60
- Cetyl Alcohol
- Sorbitan Monostearate
- Polyoxyl 40 Stearate
- Sorbic Acid
- Methyl Paraben
- Propyl Paraben
Proctozone HC Cream is for external use only. It is advised to wash the affected area with soap or water and pat dry before applying this product. To apply this product inside the anus, use a well-lubricated applicator tip or nozzle. A thin film of the product is applied in and around the anal opening. This product is used from two to four times a day depending on the severity of the medical condition. The ointment is absorbed through the skin so that it can work better. This product should be used more often for better results. It should not be applied on the hypersensitive areas of the skin. Wash it off immediately if you use it accidently on your face or underarms.
The retail price for a 1.1oz (30g) tube of Proctozone HC Cream is around $70. It can be purchased online at different pharmacies. The price may vary slightly depending on the pharmacy.
Possible Side Effects
This product may cause redness and burning on the affected area. In the most severe cases, it may cause a severe allergic reaction, rectal bleeding, change in skin color or thickness or other signs of infections. These side effects are rare and depend on the amount of the product applied. In any such condition, you should consult your doctor immediately. It is very important to use the right amount of the product on the affected area. Customers are advised to use it for a longer time in case of a serious medical condition, but they should apply a thin film of the product on the treated area or else it may worsen the condition.
This product is reasonable to use for treating rectal itching, redness, and swelling. The manufacturer provides detailed instructions for the utilization of this product and when to look for medical help. We could not find any guarantees from the manufacturer for this product.
The Bottom Line
This product is a good anti-inflammatory remedy for hemorrhoids but not all the customers are fully satisfied with it. On seeing the customers’ reviews, we found out that some of them faced severe side effects after using it. Therefore, it is recommended to consult your doctor before using this product.