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About ANUSOL™

ANUSOL™ Plus

Important product information: The uses of ANUSOL™ Plus Ointment and ANUSOL™ Plus Suppositories are: to temporarily relieve symptoms due to hemorrhoids, hemorrhoidal tissues, or piles, including itching, pain, soreness, swelling, burning, and irritation. To see Warnings, Cautions, and Directions for Use, see product label. Always direct the patient to read the label. For more information, please call us at 1-800-268-3186.

ANUSOL™ Multi-Symptom

Important product information: ANUSOL™ Multi-Symptom Ointment and ANUSOL™ Multi-Symptom Suppositories are used to help relieve the discomfort of hemorrhoids. To see Warnings, Cautions, and Directions for Use, see product label. Always direct the patient to read the label. For more information, please call us at 1-800-268-3186.

ANUSOL™ HC

ANUSOL-HC™ OINTMENT

ANUSOL-HC™ OINTMENT (Hydrocortisone Acetate and Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate) is indicated for the relief of pain and discomfort following anorectal surgery of all types and that are associated with the acute phase of common anorectal disorders. These include external and internal hemorrhoids (including those accompanying pregnancy), whether or not complicated by thrombosis and prolapse; pruritis ani, proctitis, cryptitis, fissures, and incomplete fistulas; and other congestive allergic or inflammatory conditions.

ANUSOL-HC™ SUPPOSITORIES

ANUSOL-HC™ SUPPOSITORIES (Hydrocortisone Acetate and Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate) are indicated for the relief of pain and discomfort following anorectal surgery of all types and that are associated with the acute phase of common anorectal disorders. These include hemorrhoids, internal and external (including those accompanying pregnancy) whether or not complicated by thrombosis and prolapse; pruritis ani, proctitis, cryptitis, fissures, and incomplete fistulas; and other congestive allergic or inflammatory conditions.

Contraindications

ANUSOL-HC™ OINTMENT and ANUSOL-HC™ SUPPOSITORIES are contraindicated in patients with a sensitivity to any of the components. Not to be used in the presence of existing tuberculous, fungal, and viral lesions of the skin.

Precautions

Until an adequate proctologic examination is completed and diagnosis made, ANUSOL-HC™ OINTMENT, ANUSOL-HC™ SUPPOSITORIES, or any preparation containing hydrocortisone should not be used. In addition, specific measures against infection, allergy, and other causal factors must not be neglected. Prolonged use of this medication could produce systemic corticosteroid adverse effects, although none have been noted to date. As with all medication that is applied locally, if idiosyncratic reactions occur, medication should be discontinued.

Consult the Terms of Market Authorization at https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/drug-products/drug-product-database.html for information to assist in benefit-risk assessment. Always direct the patient to read the label. The Terms of Market Authorization are available upon request by calling us at 1-800-268-3186.

ANUSOL™ Cleaning Wipes

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