Fast, soothing relief from pain, itching and discomfort of haemorrhoids
Zinc oxide is an astringent which helps to soothe and protect the area around the back passage from damage and also has mild antiseptic properties.
Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic which helps to soothe swelling, pain and irritation and relieve itching.
The suppository base acts as a lubricant to help the passing of stools and reduce the straining which is bad for haemorrhoids (piles).
Drug Interaction Precautions :
Do not use Germoloids Suppositories if:
* You are allergic to the actives or any of the other ingredients listed.
Please talk to your doctor first if:
* You continually suffer from haemorrhoids or have severe haemorrhoids
* You experience excessive bleeding
If you are pregnant or breast feeding:
You may use Germoloids Suppositories if you are pregnant or breast feeding but as with all medicines at this time, you should discuss it with your doctor first.
If you do not get better, go and see your doctor.
If you accidentally swallow any of this medicine, tell your doctor at once.
Most people using Germoloids Suppositories find it causes them no problems. However, rarely some people experience increased local irritation. If you are concerned about this, or if Germoloids Suppositories affect you in any way, stop using them and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Remember: As with all medicines, keep Germoloids Suppositories safely away from children.
1 Gently clean and dry the area around the back passage.
2 Tear down on the notch to remove one suppository from the strip.
3 Peel the wrapping apart to remove the suppository.
4 Insert suppository (round end first) into the back passage.
5 Wash hands.
Adults and Children aged 12 years and over:
Insert one suppository into the back passage when you go to bed at night and in the morning, preferably after a bowel movement.
If necessary Germoloids Suppositories may be used at any time during the day with a minimum 3-4 hours between suppositories.
Do not use more than 4 Germoloids Suppositories in any 24 hour period.
Not recommended for children under 12 years.
Wash your hands thoroughly before and after application.
Germoloids Suppositories come in strips of 6 suppositories, packed in cartons of 12 or 24 containing Zinc Oxide Ph Eur 283.5mg and Lidocaine Hydrochloride Ph Eur 13.2mg as the active ingredients .
They also contain : Fat Suppository Base, Methyl Salicylate and Glyceryl Tristearate