Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids
Generic Name: pramoxine and zinc oxide topical (pra MOX een and ZINK OX ide TOP ik al)
Brand Name: Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids, Tucks Hemorrhoidal
What is Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids?
Pramoxine is an anesthetic, or "numbing medicine." It works by interfering with pain signals sent from the nerves to the brain.
Zinc oxide is a mineral.
Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids if you are allergic to any drugs or any other numbing medicines.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether pramoxine and zinc oxide topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids?
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.
Wash your hands before and after applying this medicine. Wash the affected skin area with warm water and a mild soap. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly.
Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids may be used on the rectum after each bowel movement to treat hemorrhoid pain and itching.
Do not insert this medication into your rectum. Use Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids only on the outside of the area.
Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids will not treat a bacterial or fungal infection. Call your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as redness and warmth or oozing lesions around your rectum.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 day of treatment, or if your condition clears up and then comes back.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the cap tightly closed when not in use.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids is used on an as needed basis, you are not likely to miss a dose. Using extra cream or ointment to make up a missed dose will not make the medication more effective.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids?
Avoid getting Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids in your eyes, nose, or vagina. If this does happen, rinse with water.
Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids and call your doctor at once if you have:
any new redness or swelling where the medicine was applied;
severe pain, burning, or stinging where the medicine is applied; or
rectal bleeding or continued pain.
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.
What other drugs will affect Tronolane Anesthetic for Hemorrhoids?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied pramoxine and zinc oxide. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
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.
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