Proctofoam-HC (Rectal)


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Proctofoam-HC (Rectal) Drug and Prescription Information

Proctofoam-HC (Rectal)

Proctofoam-HC (Rectal) Medication Classification

HYDROCORTISONE/PRAMOXINE (Rectal)

Proctofoam-HC (Rectal) Brandname

Proctofoam-HC

Proctofoam-HC (Rectal) is used for the Treatment

Hydrocortisone Acetate (hye-droe-KOR-ti-sone AS-e-tate), Pramoxine Hydrochloride (pra-MOX-een hye-droe-KLOR-ide) Treats skin itching, swelling, or pain in and around the anus. This medicine is a combination of a steroid and an anesthetic.

When To Not Use Proctofoam-HC (Rectal)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to hydrocortisone or pramoxine.

How Should You Use Proctofoam-HC (Rectal)

Cream, Foam

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • This medicine is for use only on your skin in your anus or around your anus. Do not get any medicine in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
  • Apply the foam medicine with the applicator provided. Do not put any part of the aerosol container into your anus.
  • Put the cap on the aerosol foam container, and then shake the container for 5 to 10 seconds just before using. Do not take the cap off the container. Wash the foam applicator with warm, soapy water after you use it.
  • Do not inhale the foam or use it near heat, open flame, or while smoking. Do not puncture, break, or burn the aerosol can.
  • To use this medicine on the skin around your anus, spread the medicine on a tissue or piece of cotton and gently wipe your skin.
  • Do not cover the treated area with a bandage unless your doctor has told you to.If you are using this medicine on a baby, put a loose diaper on over the medicine. Do not dress the baby in tight diapers or plastic pants.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Proctofoam-HC (Rectal) Storage

Store Proctofoam-HC (Rectal) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Proctofoam-HC (Rectal) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Proctofoam-HC (Rectal)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Proctofoam-HC (Rectal) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse, call your doctor.
  • This medicine can cause side effects, even though you use it only on the skin. A child is more likely than an adult to have side effects. Tell your child's doctor if you think your child is not growing properly while using this medicine.
  • Using this medicine for long time can increase the chance of side effects. Your doctor may need to check your progress at regular visits. Be sure to keep all appointments.
  • Tell your doctor if you get any kind of skin infection while you are using this medicine.
  • Do not use this medicine for a skin problem that has not been checked by your doctor.

Proctofoam-HC (Rectal) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Headache or trouble seeing in a child, or a bulging "soft spot" on a baby's head
  • Increase in how much or how often you urinate, increased thirst
  • Skin rash, itching, or peeling
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusually round, enlarged face
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild burning or itching when you apply the medicine
  • Mild skin dryness or irritation

Proctofoam-HC (Rectal) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.0***

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

****~

Ease of Use:

*

Overall Satisfaction:

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Reviews

Proctofoam-HC (Rectal)
2.5

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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TL, Olympia, WA - 12/18/2011

I have had Proctofoam HC prescribed to me twice in 3 years and it tends to work well. The major complaint I have is that the small aerosol container is difficult to use. I see that nothing has changed in 3 years with the design. Shaking the canister for 5-10 seconds and attempting to fill up the applicator with only "3-4 bursts" is a joke. It takes at least 6+ 2-4 second bursts and then waiting in between to fill the applicator. Foam ends up on the inside of the canister as well.

They say this is a 10 day supply, but realistically it will last at most 6 days following the directions. The aerosol can deflates too quickly, like a flat whipped cream canister. Proctofoam is a good product, but the design must be fixed. It is far too complicated and a hassle to continue in its present design state, and you can easily run out of it before your hemmorhoids are cleared up.

As a side note, it is critical that you take a multi-faceted approach to treating hemmorhoids and do it immediately. Do not wait. Eat whole grains, salads, no alcohol, lower your sugar intake, avoid processed foods, and take 3 sitz baths a day along with this medication. You will heal much, much quicker and with less pain.

Proctofoam-HC (Rectal)
3.5

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: ****

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Theresa, Central FL - 01/17/2011

This medication is the only thing that works for me.
I don't know why there are two directions for it. One for external and one for internal. The external directions says not to aplly it, internally. ???
The fill system doesn't work very well. Most of the foam ends up under the cap and not in the applicator.