phenylephrine hemorrhoidal gel - topical, Preparation H
GENERIC NAME: PHENYLEPHRINE HEMORRHOIDAL GEL - TOPICAL (FEN-il-EF-rin)
BRAND NAME(S): Preparation H
USES: This medication is used to temporarily relieve swelling, burning, pain, and itching caused by hemorrhoids. It contains phenylephrine, which belongs to a class of drugs known as sympathomimetic amines. It works by temporarily narrowing the blood vessels in the area. This effect decreases swelling and discomfort.Some products may also contain substances (e.g., cocoa butter, hard fat, mineral oil, shark liver oil) that soothe or form a protective barrier to prevent too much irritating contact with stool.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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