ANODESYN OINTMENT

Active substance: LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Haemorrhoid Relief
Ointment
(allantoin, lidocaine hydrochloride)
Important information about Haemorrhoid
Relief Ointment
• This medicine relieves the symptoms of
external piles.
• It can be used by adults, the elderly and
children over 12 years.

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Do not use….
• On children under 12 years.
Talk to your doctor….
• If you still have symptoms after 7 days.
Now read the rest of the leaflet before you
use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially
important for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. What the medicine is for

2. Before you use this
medicine
Do not use the medicine if you
have….
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
section 6.

Talk to your doctor if you have….
• Symptoms that have not cleared up after
using the ointment for 7 days.
• Persistent pain or bleeding from the anus
(especially if there is a change in bowel
movements).
• A swollen stomach or you are losing weight.

Pregnant or breastfeeding….
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
using this medicine if you are pregnant, might
be pregnant or are breastfeeding. Lidocaine,
one of the active ingredients, can be absorbed
through the skin and pass into breast milk.

Important information about some
of the ingredients
• This product contains wool fat which may
cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact
dermatitis).

3. How to use this medicine
Apply it directly to the pile using a clean finger.

Adults, the elderly and children
over 12 years
• Wash hands before and after use.
• Wash the affected area with tepid water, dry
and apply the ointment with your finger,
gauze or lint.
• Re-apply the ointment as required.
• Avoid contact with the eyes.

Children under 12 years
Do not use on children under 12 unless your
doctor tells you to.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
If your symptoms have not gone away after
7 days of treatment, you should ask your
doctor for advice.

If you swallow some
If you accidentally swallow some, see a doctor
straight away. Take the pack with you to show
which medicine you have swallowed.

Haemorrhoid Relief Ointment contains lidocaine
which is a local painkiller to relieve pain and
discomfort and allantoin which helps with the
healing process. This medicine relieves the pain
and irritation associated with external piles.

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4. Possible side effects

6. Further information

Like all medicines, Haemorrhoid Relief
Ointment can have side effects, although these
don’t affect everyone.
• Allergic reactions may occur (rash, itching,
wheezing).

What is in this medicine

If you notice this or any other side effect not
included above, stop use and tell your doctor or
pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.

What the medicine looks like

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5. Storing this medicine
• Keep it out of the reach and sight of children.
• Do not store above 25°C.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
• Medicine should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to protect
the environment.

The active ingredients are: lidocaine
hydrochloride 0.5% w/w, allantoin 0.5% w/w.
The other ingredients are: white soft paraffin,
wool fat, purified water.
Haemorrhoid Relief Ointment is a soft white
clear cream.
It is supplied in 25g tubes.

Marketing authorisation holder and
manufacturer
Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.
This leaflet was revised in January 2009

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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