Tucks Hemorrhoidal Ointment (formerly Anusol) is a brand name that comes under the
generic name of Pramoxine Ointment (pra-MOX-een). The other brand name is Fleet Relief.
Topical application of the ointment over the hemorrhoidal area can relieve pain,
soreness as well as the itching and burning sensation symptomatic of hemorrhoids
and other disorders in the anorectal area.
How It Works?
Tucks Hemorrhoidal Ointment is formulated as an anesthetic for topical application.
It prevents pain signals from the reaching the nerve receptors in the skin, essentially
numbing the pain so you can be relieved of any discomforts attending hemorrhoids.
Directions for Use
• Use the Tucks Hemorrhoid Ointment as may be instructed by a physician or simply
conform to dosage instructions found on the label.
• Tucks Hemorrhoid Ointment is for topical application around the anorectal area
only and should never be shared with other people. It should be used only by the
hemorrhoid sufferer for whom it is prescribed.
• Before applying, cleanse the hemorrhoid area with soap and water and gently pat
dry with a soft cloth.
• Apply the Ointment as per instructions on the label or as directed by your doctor.
• Immediately wash your hands after using the ointment.
• Should you miss out on the dose for the day, skip it and return to your usual dosage
schedule. Don’t double-up on your dosage to compensate.
Because it blocks nerve receptors in the hemorrhoidal skin area, you are sure to
get immediate relief from pain associated with hemorrhoid discomforts. Other over-the-counter
topical creams and ointments do not have anesthesizing active ingredients but only
soothing effects. Tucks Hemorrhoidal Ointment can:
• Relieves burning, itching and discomfort
• Pain reliever
• Soothes and protects irritated tissue
Caution Before & While Using Tucks Hemorrhoidal Ointment
Check the label to see if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Consult with
you doctor if you have any doubt. Some medical conditions may not be compatible with
the application of the ointment, like if you are easily allergic to certain food
types, medicines or substances, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or if you
are under prescriptive medication or using herbal and dietary supplements.
Because the ointment when topically applied does not enter the bloodstream, there
is little risk of interaction with any medication you are taking in. But do check
with your doctor or pharmacists if there are interactions between the ingredients
Tucks Hemorrhoidal Ointment with what other ointments, creams, drugs or medication
you are taking before proceeding with it. Here are some other cautionary reminders
when using Tucks Hemorrhoidal Ointment:
• If your hemorrhoid indications do not recover in 7 days, or if they get worse,
consult with your doctor.
• Don’t let the Ointment get in your eyes. If they do, immediately wash and flush
in cool water.
• Keep it from children younger than 12 unless prescribed by the doctor.
Probable side effects
All medication can cause side effects of varying degrees depending on the person