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Medications for Hemorrhoids

Other names: Piles

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

Drugs used to treat Hemorrhoids

The medications listed below are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
hydrocortisone 6.7 21 reviews for hydrocortisone to treat Hemorrhoids
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
hydrocortisone topical
Brand names:
Anucort-HC, Proctozone HC, Anusol-HC Suppositories, Anusol-HC, Procto-Med HC, Preparation H Anti-Itch Cream Hydrocortisone 1%, Proctocort, Hemmorex-HC, Hemril-30
Drug class:
topical steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Anucort-HC 6.0 2 reviews for Anucort-HC to treat Hemorrhoids
Rx C N
Generic name:
hydrocortisone topical
Drug class:
topical steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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Prescribing Information
Preparation H Maximum Strength 5.0 8 reviews for Preparation H Maximum Strength to treat Hemorrhoids
OTC N
Generic name:
glycerin / petrolatum / phenylephrine / pramoxine topical
Drug class:
anorectal preparations
For consumers:
interactions, side effects
Proctozone HC 1.0 1 review for Proctozone HC to treat Hemorrhoids
Rx C N
Generic name:
hydrocortisone topical
Drug class:
topical steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Proctofoam HC 7.6 11 reviews for Proctofoam HC to treat Hemorrhoids
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 for Anusol-HC Suppositories to treat Hemorrhoids
Rx C N
Generic name:
hydrocortisone topical
Drug class:
topical steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Analpram-HC 8.2 10 reviews for Analpram-HC to treat Hemorrhoids
Rx C N
Generic name:
hydrocortisone / pramoxine topical
Drug class:
anorectal preparations
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 7.8 13 reviews for lidocaine to treat Hemorrhoids
Rx/OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Brand names:
Xylocaine Jelly, RectiCare, LMX 5, AneCream, CidalEaze, Xylocaine Topical, Eha Lotion, Lidopac, LidoRx, Lidozion, Topicaine, Zionodil
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
hydrocortisone / pramoxine 7.9 33 reviews for hydrocortisone / pramoxine to treat Hemorrhoids
Rx C N
Generic name:
hydrocortisone / pramoxine topical
Brand names:
Proctofoam HC, Analpram-HC, Procort
Drug class:
anorectal preparations
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
Procto-Med HC 7.0 1 review for Procto-Med HC to treat Hemorrhoids
Rx C N
Generic name:
hydrocortisone topical
Drug class:
topical steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
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
hydrocortisone / lidocaine 9.0 2 reviews for hydrocortisone / lidocaine to treat Hemorrhoids
Rx C N
Generic name:
hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical
Brand names:
AnaMantle HC, Ana-Lex
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
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dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
pramoxine 8.3 51 reviews for pramoxine to treat Hemorrhoids
Rx/OTC N N
Generic name:
pramoxine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph
dibucaine 8.2 6 reviews for dibucaine to treat Hemorrhoids
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
phenylephrine 4.5 2 reviews for phenylephrine to treat Hemorrhoids
Rx/OTC N N
Generic name:
phenylephrine topical
Brand names:
Preparation H Suppositories, Hemorrhoidal, Preparation H Cooling Gel, Anu-Med, Avedana Hemorrhoidal, Formulation R, Hemorrhoidal Cooling Gel, Medicone Hemorrhoidal, Prep-Hem
Drug class:
anorectal preparations
For consumers:
interactions, side effects
Xylocaine Jelly 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
Proctocort Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
hydrocortisone topical
Drug class:
topical steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
RectiCare 6.6 5 reviews for RectiCare to treat Hemorrhoids
OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
LMX 5 9.5 2 reviews for LMX 5 to treat Hemorrhoids
OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
AneCream Rate Add review
OTC B N
Generic name:
lidocaine topical
Drug class:
topical anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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
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
Hemril-30 Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
hydrocortisone topical
Drug class:
topical steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects

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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.

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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.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
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
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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