hydrocortisone suppository - rectal, Anucort-HC, Anusol-HC, Cort-Do
GENERIC NAME: HYDROCORTISONE SUPPOSITORY - RECTAL (HYE-droe-KOR-ti-sone)
BRAND NAME(S): Anucort-HC, Anusol-HC, Cort-Dome
USES: This medication is used to treat hemorrhoids and itching/swelling in the rectum/anus. It may also be used with other medications to treat certain intestinal problems (ulcerative colitis, cryptitis). Hydrocortisone is an anti-inflammatory drug (corticosteroid hormone) that works by calming your body's natural defense response and by reducing swelling/inflammation. Using this medication as a suppository allows it to work directly on the affected area.
HOW TO USE: Use this product in the rectum only.This product is generally used 2 or 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Unwrap the suppository and moisten it with a few drops of water. Lie down on your left side with your right knee bent. Gently push one suppository into the rectum with your finger. Remain lying down for a few minutes, and avoid having a bowel movement for at least 1 hour so the drug will be absorbed.Do not use more often or for a longer time than prescribed. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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