hydrocortisone - framycetin - dibucaine - esculin
In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02226383 ||RATIO-PROCTOSONE RECTAL OINTMENT|
|02226391 ||RATIO-PROCTOSONE RECTAL SUPPOSITORY|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
This medication is a combination product that is used for the reduction of swelling, pain, and inflammation of hemorrhoids and other rectal lesions. It is also used to treat proctitis, fissures, cryptitis, pain following rectal surgery, and rectal itching.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
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How should I use this medication?
Ointment: For treatment of the outside area of the anus, apply a small quantity to the affected area morning and evening and after each bowel movement. For internal application, attach the rectal cannula (the plastic attachment that is included with the medication) to the tube opening, gently insert to the full extent inside the anus, and squeeze the tube gently from the lower end while withdrawing.
Suppositories: Insert one suppository into the rectum morning and evening and after each bowel movement.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each gram of ointment contains hydrocortisone 5 mg (as acetate), framycetin 10 mg, 5 mg dibucaine (cinchocaine), and esculin 10 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: lanolin, light mineral oil, and petrolatum.
Each rectal suppository contains hydrocortisone 5 mg (as acetate), framycetin 10 mg, dibucaine (cinchocaine) 5 mg, and esculin 10 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredient: semisynthetic glycerides.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not take this medication if you:
- are allergic to any ingredients of the medication
- have tuberculosis or a fungal or viral infection