1.7.2 Compound haemorrhoidal preparations with corticosteroids

ChoiceDrugDosagePresentation
1st choiceAnusol-HC® ointment or suppositoriesDose: Apply (or insert one suppository) at night, morning and after defaecation, for up to 7 days
(Max 3 applications or suppositories per day)

Ointment: 30g tube with rectal nozzle

Suppositories: pack size 12

2nd choiceUniroid HC® ointment or suppositoriesDose: Apply (or insert one suppository) at night, morning and after defaecation, for up to 7 daysOintment: 30g tube with rectal nozzle

Suppositories: pack size 12

Prescribing Notes

  • Anusol HC® or Uniroid HC® can be used to provide symptomatic relief of haemorrhoids, pruritus ani and anal fissures.
  • Compound haemorrhoidal preparations containing corticosteroids are suitable for occasional short-term use after exclusion of infections, such as herpes simplex. Prolonged use can cause atrophy of the anal skin.