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Glycerin and witch hazel topical

Generic Name: glycerin and witch hazel topical (GLISS er in and WITCH hay zel TOP ik al)
Brand Name: Hemorrhoidal Hygiene Pads, Sani-pads with Aloe, ...show all 8 brand names

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Jan 7, 2020 – Written by Cerner Multum

What is glycerin and witch hazel topical?

Glycerin and witch hazel topical (for the skin) is a combination medicine used to relieve discomfort, burning, and irritation caused by hemorrhoids. glycerin and witch hazel topical will not treat or cure a hemorrhoid, it will only relieve the symptoms.

Glycerin and witch hazel topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use glycerin and witch hazel topical if you are allergic to glycerin or witch hazel.

Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 12 years old without medical advice.

How should I use glycerin and witch hazel topical?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.

It is best to use this medication after using the bathroom or having a bowel movement.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse within 7 days.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since glycerin and witch hazel topical is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. Skip any missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of glycerin and witch hazel topical is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

What should I avoid while using glycerin and witch hazel topical?

Avoid getting glycerin and witch hazel topical in your eyes.

Glycerin and witch hazel topical side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • bleeding of the skin around your rectum.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Glycerin and witch hazel topical dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Hemorrhoids:

Gently apply to the affected area by patting and then discard. Can be used up to 6 times per day or after each bowel movement.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hemorrhoids:

12 years or older:
Gently apply to the affected area by patting and then discard. Can be used up to 6 times per day or after each bowel movement.

What other drugs will affect glycerin and witch hazel topical?

Medicine used on the skin is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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