What is Proctofoam HC aerosol?
This combination medication is used to treat minor pain, itching, swelling, and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids and other problems of the anal area (e.g., anal fissures). This medication contains pramoxine, an anesthetic that works by temporarily numbing the area.
Is Proctofoam HC still available?
Proctofoam-HC® is once again available through all wholesalers and pharmacies. It is covered by most private insurers and by public insurance plans in the following provinces and territories: British Columbia, Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland/Labrador and the Yukon.
Is Proctofoam HC over the counter?
Proctofoam is an over-the-counter medication used to temporarily relieve pain and itching caused by minor skin irritations such as scrapes, cuts, burns, eczema, sunburn, insect bites, cold sores, or rashes.
What is the generic for Proctofoam HC?
GENERIC NAME: PRAMOXINE/HYDROCORTISONE AEROSOL FOAM – RECTAL (pram-OX-een/hi-dro-KOR-tih-sown)
How long does Proctofoam-HC take to work?
For Hemorrhoids: “After a week of suffering constant pain, itching and burning, I finally made a doctor appointment and he prescribed this. Went from constant pain to practically pain free within about 10 minutes!
How do you use Proctofoam-HC foam?
Insert one full applicator into the anus 2 or 3 times daily and after each bowel movement. You may also place some of the foam on a perianal pad and apply to the external area of the anus as needed to relieve pain and itching. It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Who makes Proctofoam-HC?
Montreal, October 9, 2003 – Duchesnay, a pharmaceutical company located in the greater Montreal area, has recently acquired the prescription product Proctofoam-HC (hydrocortisone acetate 1% and pramoxine hydrochloride 1% aerosol foam) for the Canadian market.
Does Proctofoam shrink hemorrhoids?
Results: A total of 88 women completed the study. All hemorrhoidal symptoms, including pain, pruritus, swelling, itching, decreased significantly (P < 0.001) and overall well-being improved. The improvement was clinically very significant after correction for potential placebo effect.
What is a Stage 3 hemorrhoid?
Grade 3 – Hemorrhoid protrudes through the anus during straining or evacuation but needs to be manually returned to position. Grade 4 – Hemorrhoid remains prolapsed outside of the anus. Grade 3 hemorrhoids are internal hemorrhoids which prolapse, but do not go back inside the anus until the patient pushes them back in.