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Medications for Hemorrhoids

Other names: Piles

About Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus.

Drugs used to treat Hemorrhoids

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
hydrocortisone 7.5 13 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Brand names:  Anucort-HC, Proctozone HC, Anusol-HC Suppositories, Anusol-HC, Preparation H Anti-Itch Cream Hydrocortisone 1%, Procto-Med HC, Proctocort, Hemmorex-HC, Hemril-30, Procto-Pak 1%, Rectasol-HC …show all

Drug class: topical steroids

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Anucort-HC 6.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Preparation H Maximum Strength 5.8 7 reviews
OTC N

Generic name: glycerin / petrolatum / phenylephrine / pramoxine topical

Drug class: anorectal preparations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Proctozone HC 1.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Analpram-HC 8.3 11 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone / pramoxine topical

Drug class: anorectal preparations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Proctofoam HC 7.3 7 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone / pramoxine topical

Drug class: anorectal preparations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Anusol-HC Suppositories 4.5 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Anusol-HC Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

lidocaine 7.3 9 reviews
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Brand names:  Xylocaine Jelly, AneCream, Xylocaine Topical, CidalEaze, Eha Lotion, Lidopac, Lidopin, LidoRx, Lidovex, Lidozion, Lidozol, LMX 5, Topicaine, Zionodil …show all

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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hydrocortisone / pramoxine 8.2 28 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone / pramoxine topical

Brand names:  Analpram-HC, Proctofoam HC, Analpram E

Drug class: anorectal preparations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Xylocaine Jelly Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

phenylephrine 8.0 1 review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: phenylephrine topical

Brand names:  Preparation H Suppositories, Anu-Med, Hemorrhoidal, Hemorrhoidal Cooling Gel, Prep-Hem, Preparation H Cooling Gel, Formulation R, Medicone Hemorrhoidal …show all

Drug class: anorectal preparations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

dibucaine 7.8 5 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: dibucaine topical

Brand name:  Nupercainal

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

hydrocortisone / lidocaine 9.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical

Brand names:  AnaMantle HC, Ana-Lex

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Procto-Med HC 7.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Preparation H Suppositories Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: phenylephrine topical

Drug class: anorectal preparations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Proctocort Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

pramoxine 8.8 40 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: pramoxine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

AneCream Rate Add review
OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Xylocaine Topical Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

CidalEaze Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Eha Lotion Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Hemmorex-HC Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Hemorrhoidal Hygiene Pads Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: glycerin / witch hazel topical

Drug class: anorectal preparations

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Alternative treatments for Hemorrhoids

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Hemorrhoids. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Hemorrhoids.

Learn more about Hemorrhoids

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) 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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