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Zinc oxide with soothing agents

Presentation

Cream containing:
Zinc oxide 10.75g
Bismuth oxide 2.14g
Balsam peru 1.8g

Ointment containing:
Zinc oxide 10.75g
Bismuth subgallate 2.25g
Balsam peru 1.875g
Bismuth oxide 0.875g

Each suppository containing:
Zinc oxide 296mg
Bismuth subgallate 59mg
Balsam peru 49mg
Bismuth oxide 24mg

Drugs List

  • ANUSOL cream
  • ANUSOL ointment
  • ANUSOL suppository
  • zinc oxide with soothing agents cream
  • zinc oxide with soothing agents ointment
  • zinc oxide with soothing agents suppository
  • Therapeutic Indications

    Uses

    For the relief of discomfort caused by minor and uncomplicated ano-rectal conditions, such as:
    Haemorrhoids
    Pruritus ani
    Proctitis
    Fissures

    Post-operative use in ano-rectal surgical procedures and after incision of thrombosed or sclerosed ano-rectal veins.

    Cream: Lubrication for use with suppositories.

    Dosage

    Adults

    Cream and ointment:
    Apply to the affected area morning and night, and following faecal evacuation until condition is under control.
    For internal application a rectal applicator should be used.

    Suppository:
    One suppository to be inserted into the anus morning and night and following faecal evacuation.

    Elderly

    As for adults.

    Children

    Not recommended in children under 18 years

    Administration

    Ointment and cream:
    For topical application.

    Thoroughly clean the affected area, dry and apply.

    For internal conditions use the rectal nozzle provided. Remove the nozzle cap. Clean nozzle after each use.

    Ointment only:
    Apply on a gauze dressing.

    Suppository
    For anal insertion. Remove wrapper before use.

    Contraindications

    Children under 18 years

    Precautions and Warnings

    None known

    Pregnancy and Lactation

    Pregnancy

    Safety has not been formally established but these formulations have been in use for many years without any evidence of adverse effects to the pregnant mother or foetus.

    Lactation

    Safety has not been formally established but these formulations have been in use for many years without any adverse effects reported in the baby.

    Overdosage

    It is strongly recommended that the UK National Poisons Information Service be consulted on cases of suspected or actual overdose where there is doubt over the degree of risk or about appropriate management.

    The following number will direct the caller to the relevant local centre (0844) 892 0111

    Information may be obtained if you have access to ToxBase the primary clinical toxicology database of the National Poisons Information Service. This is available via password on the internet ( www.toxbase.org ) or if this is unavailable at the backup site ( www.toxbasebackup.org ).

    Shelf Life and Storage

    Do not store above 25 degrees C

    Further Information

    Last Full Review Date: August 2010

    Reference Sources

    Summary of Product Characteristics: Anusol cream. McNeil Products Ltd. Revised February 2008.
    Summary of Product Characteristics: Anusol ointment. McNeil Products Ltd. Revised February 2008.
    Summary of Product Characteristics: Anusol suppositories. McNeil Products Ltd. Revised February 2008.

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