Anusol-HC Suppository

Generic Name: Hydrocortisone

  • What is Anusol-HC Suppository?

    Anusol-HC Suppository is a medicine used in inflamed hemorrhoids or proctitis, which is an inflammatory disease of the rectum. Anusol-HC Suppository is also used in addition to other medications to treat inflammation of the intestines or rectum or itching of the skin around the anal area.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Anusol-HC Suppository?

    Irritation can develop while you are using Anusol-HC Suppository. Tell your doctor if you experience irritation while you are using this medication.

    Anusol-HC Suppository can cause stains on the fabrics it touches. Keep it away from clothing and other fabrics.

  • Who should not take Anusol-HC Suppository?

    Do not use Anusol-HC Suppository if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Anusol-HC Suppository?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Anusol-HC Suppository. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The recommended dose is 1 suppository twice a day, administered rectally in the morning and at night, for 2 weeks. Your doctor may give you a higher dose depending on your needs and the severity of your condition.

  • How should I take Anusol-HC Suppository?

    Use Anusol-HC Suppository exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use extra doses or use more often without asking your doctor.

    Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use Anusol-HC Suppository.

  • What should I avoid while taking Anusol-HC Suppository?

    Do not handle the suppository too much. It may begin to melt from the heat from your hands and body.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Anusol-HC Suppository?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Anusol-HC Suppository at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Anusol-HC Suppository?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: allergic skin reactions, burning, dryness, infections, inflamed hair follicles, irritation, itching, loss of skin color

  • Can I receive Anusol-HC Suppository if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Anusol-HC Suppository during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Anusol-HC Suppository?

    If you miss a dose of Anusol-HC Suppository, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use two doses at once.

  • How should I store Anusol-HC Suppository?

    Store at room temperature and away from heat. Protect from freezing.