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Condition: Other
2/16/2014 4:24:42 PM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
great for bug bites shrinks the bite stops the itch

Condition: Other
10/28/2011 3:49:23 AM

Reviewer: CE, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have used this product many times over several decades with no ill effects. It's primary effect is lubrication, which makes bowel movements a bit more comfortable and may allow healing. I don't know whether the phenylephrine has any healing effect.

Condition: Other
9/23/2011 5:54:14 PM

Reviewer: notafan, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Within 15 minutes of using this product I began having severe stomach cramps and rectal cramps that had me doubled up on the floor. It did reduce swelling some, but the pain lasted several hours and I will NEVER use this again.

Condition: Other
8/6/2010 11:26:33 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I became I'll almost immediately with severe cramps in rectum, stomach, and had the diarrhea. I finally used a douche three times to flush it from my rectum. That was the only way I could get relief. This is the second time this has happened to me. I will NOT use this product again

Condition: Other
8/2/2010 1:26:45 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I get major stomach cramps and it feels like immediate flu bug. It didn't stop the itching it made it worse.

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