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Package leaflet: Information for the user

Scheriproct ® Ointment

(1.9 mg prednisolone hexanoate / 5.0 mg cinchocaine hydrochloride per 1 g)

Scheriproct ® Suppositories

(1.3 mg prednisolone hexanoate / 1.0 mg cinchocaine hydrochloride per suppository)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start using this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
RKeep this leaflet. You may need to read it
RIf you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
RThis medicine has been prescribed for you only.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them,
even if their signs of illness are the same as
RIf you get any side effects, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Scheriproct is and what it is used for

and so lower resistance to disease. Also,
long-term treatment can cause the skin to thin
and deteriorate in the affected area
(see section 4) and some of the medicine may
be absorbed into the blood stream.
RIf the area treated with Scheriproct is also
infected your doctor should prescribe another
medicine, to use with Scheriproct, to treat the
RDo not use a waterproof dressing to cover
areas where you have applied the cream.
Other medicines and Scheriproct
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have
recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding

6. Contents of the pack and other information

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may
be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask
your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking
this medicine. There may be a very small risk to the
development of a baby in pregnant women treated
with Scheriproct. As with most medicines, this risk
is likely to be greatest during the first 3 months of

1. What Scheriproct is and what it is used for

Driving and using machines

2. What you need to know before you use
3. How to use Scheriproct
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Scheriproct

Scheriproct contains a substance which reduces
inflammation (prednisolone) and a local
anaesthetic (cinchocaine) which relieves pain.
This medicine is used for the relief of the
inflammation, swelling, itching and soreness of
piles (haemorrhoids) and to relieve itching of the
anus (back passage). It is used short-term usually
for 5 to 7 days.
2. What you need to know before you use
Do not use Scheriproct
Rif you are allergic to prednisolone hexanoate,
cinchocaine hydrochloride, other local
anaesthetics or any of the other ingredients of
this medicine (listed in section 6).
Rif you have a viral infection (e.g. herpes,
shingles, chicken-pox)
Rif you have any bacterial or fungal infections
of the skin or elsewhere for which you are not
receiving treatment.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using
RLong-term continuous treatment should be
avoided because it increases the possibility of
side effects. This is particularly important for
infants and small children because continuous
treatment with Scheriproct for long periods
may reduce the activity of the adrenal glands

Scheriproct has no influence on the ability to drive
and use machines.
3. How to use Scheriproct
Always use this medicine exactly as your
doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure. Do not use
Scheriproct for more than 7 days.
Always wash your hands before and after applying
How to use Scheriproct Ointment:
1. Before you use the ointment, gently but
thoroughly wash and dry the anus (back passage)
and the skin around it.
2. If the ointment is to be used for the area around
the anus:
RSqueeze a small quantity (about the size of a pea)
on to the top of your finger.
RSpread it gently over the skin and just inside the
RDo not rub it in.
3. If the ointment is to be used inside the anus:
RPut the separate nozzle (applicator) onto the tube.
RSqueeze the tube until the nozzle is full of
ointment. The amount of ointment in the nozzle
is one dose.
RInsert the nozzle very carefully into the anus until
the whole length of the nozzle is inside.

RThen, while squeezing the tube gently, withdraw
the nozzle.
RWash the nozzle carefully in hot soapy water and
rinse thoroughly.
Generally, the ointment should be applied twice a
day, but it may be applied three or four times on
the first day, to obtain quick relief.
How to use Scheriproct Suppositories:
1. Before you insert a suppository find the small
tear in the foil packet and remove the covering
foil, by tearing it in half.
2. If the suppositories have become softened, owing
to warm temperature, they can be hardened by
putting them into cold water before you remove
the covering foil.
3. Insert the whole suppository into the anus.
4. To make insertion easier, either stand with one
foot raised on a chair or squat down.
The usual treatment is one suppository a day, to
be inserted preferably after a bowel movement.
However, if your discomfort is severe, you should
insert one suppository two or three times a day at
the start of treatment.
If you use more Scheriproct than you should or
if you accidentally swallow some Scheriproct
If you use too much Scheriproct or accidentally
swallow Scheriproct it is unlikely to be dangerous
but contact your doctor or pharmacist if you are
If you forget to use Scheriproct
Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten
dose. When you remember, use the next prescribed
dose and continue with the treatment. See your
doctor or pharmacist, if you are worried.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Some thinning of the skin may occur if too much
Scheriproct is applied for long periods of time (much
longer than 5 to 7 days).
Allergic skin reactions may occur in rare cases.
Castor oil, one of the ingredients of Scheriproct
Ointment may cause a skin reaction.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side
effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

RDo not use Scheriproct after the expiry date which
is stated on the pack after EXP. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
RDo not throw away any medicines via wastewater
or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
throw away medicines you no longer use. These
measures will help protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Scheriproct Ointment contains
RThe active substances are prednisolone
hexanoate and cinchocaine hydrochloride. 1 g
of Scheriproct Ointment contains 1.9 mg
prednisolone hexanoate and 5.0 mg cinchocaine
RThe other ingredients are polyethylene glycol
400 monoricinoleate, hydrogenated castor oil,
castor oil, 2 octyldodecanol, chypre perfume oil.
What Scheriproct Suppositories contain
RThe active substances are prednisolone
hexanoate and cinchocaine hydrochloride. Each
suppository contains 1.3 mg prednisolone
hexanoate and 1.0 mg cinchocaine hydrochloride
RThe other ingredient is hard fat.
What Scheriproct looks like and contents of the
RScheriproct Ointment is a colourless to slightly
yellowish ointment supplied in tubes of 30 g.
RScheriproct Suppositories are yellowish-white
and are supplied in packs of 12 suppositories.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Bayer plc,
Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury,
Berkshire, RG14 1JA, UK.
The ointment is manufactured by:
Bayer HealthCare Manufacturing S.r.l.
Via E. Schering 21
20090 Segrate (Milan)
The suppositories are manufactured by:
Istituto de Angeli S.r.l., Reggello, Italy
or Bayer HealthCare Manufacturing S.r.l.
Via E. Schering 21
20090 Segrate (Milan)
This leaflet was last revised in May 2015.

5. How to store Scheriproct
RKeep this medicine out of the sight and reach
of children.
RDo not store Scheriproct Ointment above 25°C.
RStore Scheriproct Suppositories in a refrigerator
(2°C to 8°C).

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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