Proctofoam HC(Pramoxine Hydrochloride/Hydrocortisone Acetate)
Please Note: Proctofoam-HC is supplied in an aerosol container with both an internal and external cap as well as an applicator. Each application delivers approximately 375 mg of foam containing approximately 1% Hydrocortisone Acetate (3.75 mg/dose) and 1% Pramoxine Hydrochloride (3.75 mg/dose). The 22.4g aerosol container will deliver approximately 36 applications.
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Proctofoam HC Drug Information
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Proctofoam HC Overview
This combination medication is used to treat minor pain, itching, swelling, and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids and other problems of the anal area (such as anal fissures). Proctofoam HC contains pramoxine, an anesthetic that works by temporarily numbing the area. Proctofoam HC also contains hydrocortisone, a corticosteroid that reduces redness, itching, and swelling.
How to Use Proctofoam HC
Read the Patient Instruction Sheet if one is available from your pharmacist before you start using Proctofoam HC and each time you get a refill. Follow all instructions in the product package for filling and using the applicator (if one is provided). If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If possible, clean the affected area with mild soap and water, rinse well, and pat dry. Shake the foam canister well before using. After filling the applicator, hold it by the barrel and gently insert the applicator tip just 1/2 to 1 inch (1.5 to 2.5 centimeters) inside the anus. Push the plunger to release the foam, then gently withdraw the applicator. Take the applicator apart and clean it thoroughly with warm water. Do not insert any part of the foam canister into the anus, and do not insert the applicator more than 1/2 to 1 inch (1.5 to 2.5 centimeters) inside the anus. Do not use your finger or a tissue to apply Proctofoam HC inside the anus. To apply the product to the outside of the anus, spray a small amount of foam onto a tissue and gently pat onto the affected area. Do not cover the area with plastic or waterproof bandages unless directed to do so by your doctor. Covering the treated area may increase the absorption of the medication through the skin. This may improve how well the drug works, but it may also increase the risk of side effects. Wash hands immediately after use. Avoid getting the product in your eyes, nose, ears or mouth. If the medication gets in these areas, rinse the area immediately with clean water. Proctofoam HC is usually used 3 to 4 times daily, or after each bowel movement, or as directed by your doctor. Dosage of Proctofoam HC is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Use Proctofoam HC regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Do not use more of Proctofoam HC, use it more often, or keep using it longer than prescribed by your doctor. If you have been using Proctofoam HC for a long time or in high doses, do not suddenly stop using it without your doctor's approval. Some conditions may become worse when Proctofoam HC is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased. Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens after 2 to 3 weeks.
Proctofoam HC Precautions
Before using Proctofoam HC, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to pramoxine; or to hydrocortisone; or if you have any other allergies. Proctofoam HC may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Proctofoam HC, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,diabetes, eye problems, infections (especially rectal sores/infections), liver disease, stomach/intestinal problems. Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Proctofoam HC or have used Proctofoam HC within the past few months. Caution is advised when using Proctofoam HC in children. Do not use Proctofoam HC over a large area or use tight-fitting diapers/plastic pants unless directed by your doctor. Though it is unlikely, Proctofoam HC may temporarily slow down a child's growth if used for a long time. See the doctor regularly so your child's height can be checked. During pregnancy, Proctofoam HC should be used only when clearly needed. It should not be used for long periods of time or in large amounts. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if Proctofoam HC passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Proctofoam HC Misdose
If you miss a dose of Proctofoam HC, use it as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for the next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Proctofoam HC Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.other corticosteroids/immunosuppressants (such as prednisone).
Proctofoam HC Side Effects
Redness, burning, or itching at the application site may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that Proctofoam HC has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Proctofoam HC do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects,rectal bleeding, change in skin appearance (such as color, thickness), skin redness/tenderness/pus or other signs of infection, signs of serious infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever). Rarely, it is possible Proctofoam HC will be absorbed into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children and people who use Proctofoam HC for a long time.unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems. A very serious allergic reaction to Proctofoam HC is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Proctofoam HC Storage
Store the foam canister upright at room temperature. Do not refrigerate. Do not store at temperatures above 120 degrees F (49 degrees C). The contents of this container are under pressure. Do not burn or puncture the aerosol container. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Proctofoam HC when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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