Bismuth oxide, bismuth subgallate, balsalm peru, zinc oxide
How does it work?
Anusol contains a number of ingredients which are useful in the relief of symptoms associated with internal piles (haemorrhoids) and other local skin irritations in the anal area. Bismuth oxide, balsam peru and zinc oxide have mild antiseptic, protective and astringent properties (i.e. constricts blood vessels).
Balsam peru is also believed to promote the growth of new skin cells. Anusol cream also contain bismuth subgallate, which has similar antiseptic, protective and astringent properties. Anusol cream can be used to relieve both internal and external piles.
What is it used for?
Piles (haemorrhoids). Inflammation of the rectum (proctitis). Itching around the back passage (pruritus ani). Tear in the lining of the back passage (anal fissure).
How do I use it?
Wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. Anusol cream, ointment and suppositories should be used after the bowels have been emptied. The area around the anus should be thoroughly washed and dried before using this preparation.
Anusol cream and ointment can both be used internally or externally for the anal area. For application into the back passage, a nozzle provided with the cream should be screwed on to the tube.
The nozzle should then be gently inserted in to the rectum and a small amount of cream/ointment squeezed out. The nozzle should be withdrawn slowly. The nozzle should be thoroughly cleaned after each use.
Anusol preparations should be used in the morning, at night and after each bowel movement.
Not to be used in
This medicine is not recommended for children and adolescents under 18 years old.