Hemorrhoids, or piles, are inflamed veins of the rectum and anus. They develop either internally or externally. They can be caused by constipation, pregnancy and liver disease. They are very common and about 50% of people will develop them at some point. Symptoms of hemorrhoids include painless bleeding, pain and itch. There are several things that can improve them including dietary changers, Sitz baths stool softeners and over the counter medications such as Anusol. While uncomfortable, the prognosis for hemorrhoids is excellent. You may have occasional flare-ups of itch, inflammation or bleeding but, they usually do not last long and can be treated very effectively with over the counter or prescribed medications such as Anusol Suppositories.
Anusol Suppositories are used to treat the inflammation and itch associated with hemorrhoids. Suppositories are inserted directly into the rectum where they dissolve and deliver the medication. Anusol suppositories are very safe when used as recommended but contact your doctor before you do if you have allergies to either food or medication, have a history of heart disease (failure or attack), if you are taking any prescription or herbal medicines or if you have diabetes, diarrhea, stomach blockages, herpes, kidney problems, hypertension, or thyroid problems.
Some prescription medications are known to interact with Anusol Suppositories. Anticholinesterases (drugs used to treat things like Alzheimers and myasthenia gravis)and anticoagulants (blood thinners) effects may be decreased. Certain muscle relaxants, immunosuppressants and contraceptives taken with Anusol can cause adrenal or central nervous system problems. Barbiturates (anti-anxiety, anti-seizure medicine) may decrease Anusols effectiveness. Speak to your health care provider before you start, stop or change the dose of any medicine.
Anusol Suppository For Hemorrhoids
Anusol suppositories are available over the counter and have proven to be effective and easy to use. They are easy to use also. Wash your hands before touching the suppository. Make sure that the suppository itself is not too soft; it should not feel mushy in the wrapper, if it is put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Running cold water over it while still in the foil wrapper works also if you are not near a refrigerator. The method to insert the suppository lie down on your side and insert the pointed end of the suppository into your rectum and use your finger to push it in completely. If you somewhere you cannot lay down they can be inserted while squatting over the toilet but the suppository may not go as far up as when you’re lying down but there will still be an effect of the medication.
Though rare, some side effects that can occur include vision problems, persistent headaches, increased urination and thirst, weakness, dizziness and weight loss. You may also notice that any wounds you get heal slower while on Anusol Supppositories. Use them only when needed especially during pregnancy. Also, take note that the medication can be excreted into breast milk.
If you miss a dose of Anusol take it as soon as you remember but not if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not “double-up” the dose to catch up. If your symptoms do not improve in about a week, or if they get worse check with your health care provider. The price for anusol suppositories are very reasonable about $10 for 24 suppositories.
Anusol suppositoreis active ingredients are Zinc Oxide 296 mg, Bismuth Subgallate 59mg, Balsam Peru 4 mg and Bismuth Oxide 24 mg. Other ingredients include Kaolin light, Suppocire BS@ Pastilles (hard fat) Titanium Dioxide and Miglyol 812. The recommended dose is one suppository rectally two or three times a day or two suppositories rectally twice a day for two. Of course, contact your health care provider if you have any problems or questions.