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    Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Proctofoam HC rectal.

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    Condition: Rectal Disorder
    1/14/2018 11:28:41 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Foam doesn't flow into applicator. Just seeps under cap. Over $80 for this little canister. Hopefully, I can return to pharmacist.

    Condition: Rectal Disorder
    10/20/2017 6:13:10 AM

    Reviewer: Deefren, 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Page will not allow 1 star, only allows 3 stars and up, with that said...oh give this products 1 star in every area xxxxxx 3 refills because medication gets wasted as it does not go into applicator....but definitely seeps out side of canister. $166.00 x 3 and what a waste of money. Would probably be a great drug if product didn't waste out sides. Called manufacturer, called pharmacy...it's ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Rectal Disorder
    4/10/2015 6:28:58 PM

    Reviewer: niv, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I live in P.R. this medication is over 130.00 not covered under my insurance. I went to a pharmacy who told me to buy Gold bond anti itch cream that contains the same pramoxine and to buy hydrocortisone cream the same as Proctofoam hc , she sold me a small syringe and told me to use 1cc of each 3 or 4 times a day so that is what i am going to go get at this very moment. Thanks I hope this helps ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Rectal Disorder
    10/14/2014 1:29:43 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Used for a few days and did relieve discomfort for hemorrhoids with occasional bleeding, but not really to any greater degree than over-the-counter remedies. It is wildly expensive, even after insurance and got only 12 applications out of a 10g applicator. It seemed it was "half dead" before the first use. Unless the doctor specifies I continue using, forget it.

    Condition: Rectal Disorder
    6/25/2014 2:19:41 PM

    Reviewer: dabby, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I find the way the dispenser has been designed is totally ludicrous! Luckily I have to use this as perianal application, which means i only have to dab it on a piece of tissue and apply it to the affected area. If I had to administer this into my anus, there is no way i could have done it. Since, not once have i been able to get any foam into the applicator!! It just squeezes out of the canister w ... Show Full Comment

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