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Medi-Pad

Generic Name: glycerin and witch hazel topical (GLISS er in and WITCH hay zel TOP ik al)
Brand Name: A.E.R. Witch Hazel, Hemorrhoidal Hygiene Pads, Hygenic Cleansing Pad, Medi-Pad, Sani-pads with Aloe

Medically reviewed on August 29, 2017.

Medically reviewed on March 22, 2018.

What is Medi-Pad?

Glycerin protects the skin and creates a protective barrier over hemorrhoids, allowing them to heal. Glycerin also prevents drying of these tissues and reduces itching.

Witch hazel is an astringent. It shrinks swollen tissue and provide relief from itching and irritation.

The combination of Medi-Pad (for the skin) is used to relieve rectal pain, pressure, irritation, and mild bleeding caused by hemorrhoids. This medicine will not treat or cure a hemorrhoid, it will only relieve the symptoms.

Medi-Pad is also used to relieve vaginal discomfort after childbirth. This medication may also be applied to the diaper area of a baby.

Medi-Pad may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

Do not take Medi-Pad by mouth. It is for use only on your rectum.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have bloody diarrhea or severe pain, bleeding, or irritation around your rectum.

Avoid using laxatives in combination with Medi-Pad unless your doctor has told you to.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to glycerin or witch hazel.

It is not known whether this medication will harm an unborn baby. Do not use Medi-Pad without medical advice if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use Medi-Pad without medical advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use Medi-Pad?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

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

You may use a Medi-Pad medicated pad up to 6 times per day.

After using the medicated pad, you may flush it down a toilet or septic system.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since Medi-Pad is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after using this medicine .

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of Medi-Pad is not expected to be dangerous.

What should I avoid while using Medi-Pad?

Do not take Medi-Pad by mouth. It is for use only on your rectum.

Avoid using laxatives in combination with Medi-Pad unless your doctor has told you to.

Medi-Pad side effects

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

Stop using Medi-Pad and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • bloody diarrhea; or

  • severe pain, bleeding, or irritation 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.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

What other drugs will affect Medi-Pad?

There may be other drugs that can interact with Medi-Pad. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

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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