Ultraproct ointment and suppositories contain two active ingredients, cinchocaine (dibucaine hydrochloride) and fluocortolone.
Cinchocaine is a type of medicine called a local anaesthetic. It works by temporarily blocking the pathway of pain messages along nerve fibres. This numbs sensation in the area where the medicine has been applied and produces relief from pain and itching.
Fluocortolone is a type of medicine called a corticosteriod and is used for reducing inflammation. Inflammation is caused by the release of various substances that are important in the immune system. These substances cause blood vessels to widen, resulting in the irritated area becoming red, swollen, itchy and painful. Fluocortolone works by acting inside cells to decrease the production of these substances. When inserted into the rectum fluocortolone acts locally to reduce the swelling and itching of piles.
Ultraproct suppositories and ointment are used for the short-term relief (five to seven days) of the symptoms of piles and anal itching. The suppositories are more suitable for treating internal piles. The ointment is applied to the anal area to relieve external piles and can also be inserted into the back passage using the applicator provided to relieve internal piles.
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine's manufacturer.
For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine is not known to affect any other medicines. However, as with all medicines, if you are already taking any other medicines you should always check with your pharmacist before taking this one as well.
There are currently no other medicines available in the UK that contain cinchocaine (dibucaine hydrochloride), fluocortolone hexanoate, fluocortolone pivalate as the active ingredients.