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Medications for Anal Itching

Other names: Pruritus Ani

What is Anal Itching:  Anal itching is itching and irritation in and around the anus. It may be associated with similar symptoms including burning and pain.

Medications to treat Anal Itching

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
hydrocortisone C N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Brand names:  Proctozone HC, Anucort-HC, Anusol-HC, Proctosol-HC, Preparation H Anti-Itch Cream Hydrocortisone 1%, Anusol-HC Suppositories, Proctocream-HC, Cortaid, Cortizone-10 Anal Itch Cream, Hemorrhoidal HC, Hytone, Proctocort, Anumed-HC, Corticaine, Cortizone-5, Gynecort Maximum Strength, Hemmorex-HC, Hemril-30, Hemril-HC Uniserts, Instacort, Itch-X Lotion, Keratol HC, Lacticare-HC, Procto-Kit 1%, Procto-Kit 2.5%, Procto-Med HC, Procto-Pak 1%, ProctoCare-HC, Proctosert HC, Proctozone-H, Recort Plus, Rectacort-HC, Rectasol-HC, Sarnol-HC, Scalacort, Tucks Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Ointment

Drug class: topical steroids

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Proctozone HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Anucort-HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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lidocaine B N Add review
6.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Brand names:  Xylocaine Jelly, Xylocaine Topical, Lidocream, AneCream, CidalEaze, LidaMantle, Lidopin, LidoRx, LidoRxKit, Lidovex, Lidozol, LMX 5, RectiCare, Senatec, Topicaine

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Anusol-HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Preparation H N N Add review Rate

Generic name: phenylephrine topical

Drug class: anorectal preparations

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clobetasol Off Label C N 1 review
10

Generic name: clobetasol topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Off Label: Yes

 
Proctosol-HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Hemorrhoidal Ointment N N Add review Rate

Generic name: phenylephrine topical

Drug class: anorectal preparations

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Preparation H Anti-Itch Cream Hydrocortisone 1% C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Xylocaine Jelly B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Anusol-HC Suppositories C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Nupercainal C N Add review
8.0

Generic name: dibucaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
zinc oxide N N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: zinc oxide topical

Brand names:  Boudreaux Butt Paste, Balmex, Calmol-4 Suppository, Critic Aid, Flanders Buttocks Ointment, PeriGuard, Znlin, Ammens Medicated, Anorectal Cream, ARC, Caldesene, Delazinc, Dr Smith's Rash+Skin, Elta Seal Moisture Barrier, Geri-Protect, Medi-Paste, Nupercainal Suppository, Pinxav, Rash Relief, Secura Protective Cream, Seniortopix Healix, Soothe & Cool Skin Paste, Sportz Block Dark, Triple Paste, Unna-Flex Elastic Unna Boot 4 inch

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

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Americaine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Xylocaine Topical B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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benzocaine C N Add review
7.0

Generic name: benzocaine topical

Brand names:  Americaine, Anacaine, Medicone

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Proctocream-HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Proctofoam N N Add review Rate

Generic name: pramoxine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Lidocream B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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AneCream B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Cortaid C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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phenylephrine N N Add review Rate

Generic name: phenylephrine topical

Brand names:  Preparation H, Hemorrhoidal Ointment, Anu-Med, Formulation R, Hemorid, Hemorrhoidal, Hemorrhoidal Cooling Gel, Medicone Hemorrhoidal, Prep-Hem

Drug class: anorectal preparations

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Cortizone-10 Anal Itch Cream C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Hemorrhoidal HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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