Proctofoam HC Description:
Proctofoam (Hydrocortisone/Pramoxine) is a prescription medication foam that helps treat skin irritation and symptoms of hemorrhoids or rectal irritation. This is a combination of two medications: hydrocortisone, which is a corticosteroid, and pramoxine, which is an anesthetic.
This medication belongs to a class of drugs called anorectal preparations. It numbs the affected area and reduces the redness, itching, and swelling.
How to use Proctofoam HC
Do not take this medication by mouth as this is for rectal use only. Shake the container well before using it. It must be held upright for use and not be turned upside down.
- Wash your hands well before and after each usage.
- Use the special anal applicator to apply the rectal foam. Using the applicator, insert the tip into the anus and expel the measured cream or foam. Do not insert the applicator into your rectum.
- If you miss a dose of this medication, use it as soon as possible unless it is almost time for the next dose. You may skip the missed dose as it is not recommended to administer two doses simultaneously.
- In case of an overdose, seek medical attention immediately or call the local helpline for emergencies.
- The medication container must be stored upright at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.
Warning & Dosage
Proctofoam HC Directions:
- Proctofoam HC medication, a rectal foam, comes in a combination dosage strength of 1% of Hydrocortisone and 1% of Pramoxine.
- To treat topical inflammation, apply this medication to the affected area every 6 to 8 hours, depending on the severity of your condition.
- To treat hemorrhoids, apply this medication rectally every 6 to 8 hours.
- Do what your doctor instructs you to do with the recommended dose for your medical condition. Read the medication guide and labels carefully for the drug information and suggestions when taking this medication, read the printed guide and labels on the tablet. Ask a healthcare provider or pharmacist for help if you can’t follow the directions for using this medication.
Proctofoam HC Cautions:
- Before using this medication, inform your healthcare provider if you are allergic to Hydrocortisone, Pramoxine, or any other allergies. Inform your healthcare provider if you have a medical or family history of diabetes, eye problems, infections such as rectal sores, liver disease, kidney disease, and stomach or intestinal problems.
- Long-term use of corticosteroids may result in difficulty for the body to respond to physical stress. Before undergoing surgery or a dental procedure, ensure the doctor or dentist is aware that you are using Proctofoam HC.
- Use this medication with caution when used in pediatric patients. This is not recommended to be used over a large area, nor are tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants unless prescribed by a healthcare professional.
- This medication may result in slowed child growth due to long-term use. Consult a healthcare professional to get the child’s height checked.
- Proctofoam HC must only be administered at extreme necessity during pregnancy. This medication is not recommended for long-time use. It’s always important to check with your physician and pharmacist about the pros and cons of taking medication when pregnant.
- It is not known if Proctofoam HC passes into breast milk. Consulting your doctor is advised if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed.
Proctofoam HC Side Effects
The common side effects of Proctofoam are dry skin, redness, burning, and itching at the application site. Inform your healthcare provider if you start experiencing serious side effects, such as rectal bleeding, upset stomach, vomiting, dizziness, fainting, muscle weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, change in skin appearances such as color and thickness, skin redness, tenderness, or pus, other signs of infection, and signs of a serious infection such as fever or persistent sore throat.
This medication might be absorbed into the bloodstream, which may lead to side effects due to too many corticosteroids. Side effects are more likely to occur in children and people who have been using this medication for a long time. Inform your healthcare provider right away if you start experiencing: unusual or extreme fatigue, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles or feet, increased thirst, increased urination, and vision problems.
Seek medical attention immediately if you start experiencing symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as rash, difficulty breathing, severe dizziness, and itching or swelling of the face, tongue, or throat.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does Proctofoam HC shrink hemorrhoids?
Proctofoam HC has been effective in treating symptoms of hemorrhoids. It decreases symptoms significantly and improves overall well-being.
Which is better between Proctofoam vs Preparation H?
Both medications, Proctofoam and Preparation H, are both effective for treating hemorrhoids. Proctofoam is available as a prescription, while Preparation H is available over-the-counter.
Can I buy Proctofoam online?
Yes. Proctofoam is available for purchase online. You may purchase this from our pharmacy with a prescription provided by your doctor.
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How quickly does Proctofoam HC work?
In most cases, you will feel pain-free within 10 minutes of using this, but it varies from person to person. If your condition does not improve or worsen after two to three weeks, inform your doctor immediately.
How much does Proctofoam cost in Canada?
The cost of the pharmaceutical products we offer at our online shop is affordable. You may find the cost of this product at the top of this description. Comparing the costs of our products on different websites or online pharmacies enables you to see our products are less expensive.
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