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Anusol-HC ointment is used with other medications to treat proctitis (swelling in the rectum) and ulcerative colitis. It also relieves itching and swelling from hemorrhoids and other rectal problems. Anusol-HC is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works by activating natural substances in the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching.
Use Anusol-HC ointment only as directed by your doctor. This medicine is for use on the skin only. Please do not use it on skin areas that have cuts, scrapes, or burns. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away with water. To use:
Before taking Anusol-HC ointment,
Anusol-HC ointment may cause common side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
What happens if you miss a dose of Anusol-HC ointment?
Use the Anusol-HC ointment as soon as possible, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
What happens if you overdose on Anusol-HC ointment?
High doses or long-term use of steroid medications can lead to thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in body fat, increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
What should you avoid while using Anusol-HC ointment?
Follow your doctor's instructions about food, beverages, or activity restrictions.
What are the possible side effects of Anusol-HC ointment?
Common side effects of Anusol-HC ointment may include: