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Anumed-Hc
Hydrocortisone-Rectal Suppos.


Anumed-Hc is used to treat swelling, inflammation, or itching due to conditions such as hemorrhoids.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Hydrocortisone Acetate, Hemorrhoidal Hc, Hemril-Hc, Anucort-Hc, Anurx Hc, Anu-Med Hc, Anudil Hc, Anumed, Rectasol-Hc, Anusol-Hc, Proctosol-Hc
 
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anumed-Hc
Hydrocortisone Acetate, Hemorrhoidal Hc, Hemril-Hc, Anucort-Hc, Anurx Hc, Anu-Med Hc, Anudil Hc, Anumed, Rectasol-Hc, Anusol-Hc, Proctosol-Hc

Uses
Anumed-Hc is used to treat swelling, inflammation, or itching due to conditions such as hemorrhoids.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Suppositories may be refrigerated.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Anumed-Hc may be harmful if swallowed.

How To Use
  • If the suppository is too soft to insert, put it in cold water or refrigerate for 30 minutes before removing the foil wrapper.
  • Unwrap the foil and moisten the suppository with a little water.
  • Lie down on your left side with right knee bent.
  • Push the suppository into the rectum with your finger.
  • Remain lying down for a few minutes and avoid having a bowel movement for an hour or longer so Anumed-Hc will be absorbed.
  • Wash hands after using Anumed-Hc.
  • Do not use this more often or in different amounts than prescribed by your doctor.
  • Follow doctor s directions exactly.

Side Effects
  • Anumed-Hc may cause burning, stinging, itching, or redness when first applied.
  • This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor.
  • Skin infections can become worse when using Anumed-Hc.
  • Notify your doctor if redness, swelling or irritation does not improve.
  • Notify your doctor of: rectal bleeding, pain.
  • Very unlikely to occur but report promptly the following side effects: unusual weakness, weight loss, nausea/vomiting, fainting, dizziness, vision changes.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Anumed-Hc, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, breathing trouble.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before you use Anumed-Hc, tell your doctor your medical history, especially: sores or infections of or near the area being treated, stomach or intestinal problems, eye problems, any allergies.
  • Though very unlikely, it is possible Anumed-Hc will be absorbed into your bloodstream.
  • This may have undesirable consequences that may require additional corticosteroid treatment.
  • This is especially true for children and for those who have used this for an extended period if they also have serious medical problems such as serious infections, injuries or surgeries.
  • This precaution applies for up to one year after stopping use of Anumed-Hc.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
  • Hydrocortisone suppositories should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Anumed-Hc may be excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered; do not apply if it is almost time for the next dose.
  • Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter and prescription medications you may use, especially: oral corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), other rectal medicines.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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