Uniroid is used for the treatment of haemorrhoids. Uniroid has two active ingredients - hydrocortisone and cinchocaine. Hydrocortisone is an anti-inflammatory medication for the relief of itching, while cinchocaine is a local anaesthetic.
Uniroid is prescribed by a doctor in the treatment of haemorrhoids and other anal discomforts, such as tears and fissures. Haemorrhoids can cause problems such as pain and itching in or around the anal region, and in some cases, bright red in the stool. A haemorrhoid that protrudes from the anus is called external haemorrhoids. Haemorrhoids are generally harmless but they can also cause a great deal of discomfort.
Haemorrhoids are generally harmless but cause a great deal of discomfort. Uniroid helps in the alleviation of the uncomfortable symptoms of haemorrhoids and helps in speeding up the process of healing.
The main benefit of using Uniroid is the relief it provides to the discomfort caused by haemorrhoids.
Uniroid is available in the forms of an ointment and a suppository. Suppositories are used for the treatment of internal haemorrhoids and are inserted into the rectum according to the directions on the package leaflet.
Uniroid ointment should be applied thinly to the affected area around the anus. If needed, you can apply the ointment deep into the rectum by using the applicator that comes with the product. Read the package leaflet for information on the use of the applicator.
The following are the steps to take when applying Uniroid ointment:
The ointment may be used internally using a nozzle applicator which is provided with the product. Insert the applicator’s nozzle as far as you can go and squeeze gently the tube holding it on its lower end while withdrawing.
You should always be clean the applicator’s nozzle with warm, soapy water before and after each use.
The ointment may be used separately or concurrently with the suppositories.
Do not apply a dressing after using the ointment because it can increase the risk of an allergic reaction.
If you happen to apply more ointment than necessary, make sure to wipe off the excess ointment using cotton wool. If too much ointment has been accidentally inserted, or if you or someone else swallow it, tell your doctor immediately or go to the nearest emergency room. Take the ointment tube with you so that the healthcare professionals can see the product that you have taken.
If you forget your dose of Uniroid, apply it as soon as you remember except when it is too close to your next regular dose. In that case, just skip the missed dose and proceed with your next regular dose. There is no need of doubling the dose as a makeup for the missed one.
For adults, elderly, and children over 12 years old: Apply the ointment twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening, and after each bowel movement unless your doctor has directed you otherwise.
Do not apply the ointment for longer than 7 days. If your condition does not improve, contact your doctor.
For children under 12 years old: Uniroid is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age.
Uniroid, like other medicines, can cause unwanted side effects, although not everybody who uses it will get the side effects.
Uniroid generally has few side effects, but in some cases, people who used the medication reported allergic skin reactions due to their sensitivity to hydrocortisone or cinchocaine or other inactive ingredients.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to any of its active ingredients, any other steroids, or to any other local anaesthetics.
Do not use Uniroid if you have any of the following:
This product is not recommended for use by pregnant women or those who are planning to get pregnant. Your doctor will recommend this medication during pregnancy only when it clearly necessary.
Uniroid is not recommended for use by breastfeeding mothers. Your doctor will recommend using this medication while breastfeeding only when clearly needed.
Drug interactions can alter the way your medicines work or increase the risk of side effects. It is important that you share with your doctor a list of all the medications you are currently taking to allow your doctor to check for any unsafe combination with Uniroid.
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