Germoloids Suppositories are used to relieve the symptoms of pain, swelling and irritation associated with internal haemorrhoids and anal itching (pruritus ani).
The suppositories contain two active substances, zinc oxide and lidocaine:
- Zinc oxide has astringent properties (causes contraction when applied to the skin), which help to shrink swelling. It also helps to soothe and protect the area around the anus from damage and 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 and emollient to help the passing of stools and reduce straining during bowel movement which is bad for haemorrhoids.
There are many suitable products that effectively treat piles, however, because it contains a local anaesthetic, nothing is more effective than Germoloids.
Germoloids has a range of products available which treat the key symptoms of piles.
How to use
Adults and children aged 12 years and over:
The suppositories are only for use inside the anus.
- Gently clean and dry the area around the anus.
- Tear down on the notch of the blister packaging to remove one suppository from the strip.
- Peel the wrapping apart to remove the suppository.
- Insert the suppository into the anus (round end first).
Insert one suppository into the anus when you go to bed at night and one in the morning, preferably after abowel movement. If necessary the suppositories may be used at any time during the day, with a minimum of 3 to 4 hours between suppositories.
Do not use more than 4 suppositories in any 24 hour period.
Germoloids Suppositories are not recommended for children under the age of 12 years, unless they are used under the supervision of a doctor.
If you have any other questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The suppositories are for use in the anus only. Do not put the suppository in your mouth or swallow it. If the suppository is swallowed accidentally, tell your doctor straight away or contact your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.
Zinc oxide (283.5 mg) and lidocaine hydrochloride (13.2 mg), fat suppository base, methyl salicylate and glyceryl tristearate