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27 September 2013

Cinchocaine, hydrocortisone, framycetin & aesculin

The combination of cinchocaine, hydrocortisone, framycetin & aesculin is the active ingredient of Proctosedyl suppositories & Proctosedyl ointment.

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The combination of cinchocaine, hydrocortisone, framycetin & aesculin is the active ingredient of Proctosedyl suppositories (Nappi code: 757195-008) & Proctosedyl ointment (Nappi code: 757187-005).

General information
The combination of cinchocaine, hydrocortisone, framycetin & aesculin has anti-haemorrhoidal properties. Anti-haemorrhoidals are drugs that relieve and reduce the symptoms of haemorrhoids, a condition associated with swelling and inflammation of veins in the rectum and anus.

In South Africa this combination is registered for the treatment and short-term symptomatic relief of haemorrhoids; anal itching; proctitis (inflammation of the rectum; peri-anal eczema; anal fissures (a small tear in the anus); relief of pain and discomfort after surgical removal of haemorrhoids, and haemorrhoids after childbirth.

This medication does not cure the underlying condition, but simply keeps the symptoms under control. For it to be effective, it has to be taken regularly.

It is advised not to continue treatment for longer than seven days to prevent systemic side effects.

How does this combination work?
Cinchocaine is a local anaesthetic and relieves the pain and itching sometimes associated with haemorrhoids, while hydrocortisone - a corticosteroid - reduces inflammation, swelling and irritation. Framycetin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic and will eradicate most infections which may already be present or arise in lesions of the anal/rectal area.

Fast facts
Available as: this combination is available as suppository and ointment
What does it do? This combination relieves the symptoms associated with haemorrhoids, and related skin conditions in the anal and rectal region.
Overdose risk: medium
Dependence risk: low
Is this combination available as a generic? no
Is this combination available on prescription only? yes

User information
Stopping this medicine: complete the course as directed by your doctor.
Prolonged use: this product is not intended for long-term use.

Special precautions
Consult your doctor before using this drug if:

  • you have an untreated viral, fungal or secondary bacterial in the affected area
  • you are allergic to local anaesthetics
  • you are experiencing rectal bleeding
  • you are pregnant

Pregnancy: avoid. Potential risk to the foetus has been reported. Consult your doctor before use, or if you are planning to fall pregnant.
Breastfeeding: avoid. It is unknown how this medication may affect your baby. Consult your doctor before use.
Porphyria: avoid. It is unknown how this medication may affect your condition. Consult your doctor before use.
Infants and children: this medication is not intended for use in children.
The elderly: no special precautions need to be taken.

Possible side effects

Side Effect
Frequency
Consult your doctor

Common
Rare
Only if severe
In all cases
thinning of the skin in the anal region

X

X
allergic reactions

X

X
hearing disturbances

X

X

Interactions

Drug interactions
Interactions should not occur at the prescribed dosage and duration of treatment.

Overdose action
A small overdose is no cause for concern. In case of intentional large overdose, seek emergency medical attention.

Recommended dosage
Adults: Apply/insert twice daily and after each loose stool.

This material is not intended to substitute medical advice, but is for informational purposes only. Please consult a physician for specific treatment and recommendations.

(This material is not intended to substitute medical advice, but is for informational purposes only. Please consult a physician for specific treatment and recommendations.)

 
 

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