This medication is used to temporarily relieve swelling, burning, pain, and itching caused by hemorrhoids. This product contains phenylephrine and pramoxine.Phenylephrine is a sympathomimetic amine that works by temporarily narrowing the blood vessels in the area. This effect decreases swelling and discomfort. Pramoxine belongs to a class of drugs known as local anesthetics. It works on nerves in the skin to block or reduce the feeling of pain and itching.Some products may also contain substances (e.g., cocoa butter, hard fat, mineral oil, shark liver oil) that soothe or form a protective barrier to prevent too much irritating contact with stool.
How to use Preparation H Cream
Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Before use, clean the area with mild soap and water, rinse well, and pat dry.
Apply the product to the skin of the affected area up to 4 times daily, usually in the morning and bedtime, or after each bowel movement, or as directed by your doctor. To apply this product inside the lower part of the anus, use the applicator tip/cap/nozzle. Follow all instructions in the product package, or use as directed by your doctor. Do not apply the product high up inside the rectum.
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not use more often or for a longer time than recommended.
If symptoms do not improve within 7 days, if bleeding/worsening pain occurs, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, consult your doctor promptly.
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