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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 Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Proctosol-HC C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Anucort-HC C N 1 review
5.0

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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hydrocortisone C N 8 reviews
7.0

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Brand names:  Proctosol-HC, Anucort-HC, Proctozone HC, Anusol-HC Suppositories, Anusol-HC, Proctosert HC, Proctocream-HC, Procto-Kit 2.5%, Preparation H Anti-Itch Cream Hydrocortisone 1%, Procto-Kit 1%, Procto-Med HC, Proctocort, Proctozone-H, Hemorrhoidal HC, Hemril-HC Uniserts, ProctoCare-HC, Tucks Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Ointment, Anumed-HC, Hemmorex-HC, Hemril-30, Procto-Pak 1%, Rectacort-HC, Rectasol-HC …show all

Drug class: topical steroids

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Analpram-HC C N 10 reviews
8.0

Generic name: hydrocortisone / pramoxine topical

Drug class: anorectal preparations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Proctozone HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Proctofoam HC C N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: hydrocortisone / pramoxine topical

Drug class: anorectal preparations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Anusol-HC Suppositories C N 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Anusol-HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Proctofoam N N 29 reviews
9.0

Generic name: pramoxine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

lidocaine B N 9 reviews
7.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

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

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

hydrocortisone / pramoxine C N 20 reviews
8.0

Generic name: hydrocortisone / pramoxine topical

Brand names:  Analpram-HC, Proctofoam HC, Zypram, Analpram E, Procort …show all

Drug class: anorectal preparations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

phenylephrine N N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: phenylephrine topical

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

Drug class: anorectal preparations

For consumers: interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Xylocaine Jelly B N Add review
9.0

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

dibucaine C N 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: dibucaine topical

Brand name:  Nupercainal

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

hydrocortisone / lidocaine C N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical

Brand names:  AnaMantle HC, Lidocort, Peranex HC, Ana-Lex, LidaMantle HC, LidaMantle HC Relief, RectaGel HC …show all

Drug class: topical anesthetics

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Proctosert HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Proctocream-HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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AneCream B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

pramoxine N N 30 reviews
9.0

Generic name: pramoxine topical

Brand name:  Proctofoam

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage,

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Procto-Kit 2.5% C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

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Xylocaine Topical B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Nupercainal C N 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: dibucaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

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

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Procto-Kit 1% C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Procto-Med HC C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone topical

Drug class: topical steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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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.

Learn more about Hemorrhoids

Micromedex® Care Notes

Symptoms and treatments

Drugs.com Health Center

Mayo Clinic Reference

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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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