This medication is used to temporarily relieve swelling, burning, pain, and itching caused by hemorrhoids. It contains phenylephrine, which belongs to a class of drugs known as sympathomimetic amines. It works by temporarily narrowing the blood vessels in the area. This effect decreases swelling and discomfort.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 Gel
Follow all directions on the product package. If you have any questions, ask 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. Do not apply the product 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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