Perinal Cutaneous Spray is used for the treatment on and around your anus for the relief of itchy and painful symptoms caused by haemorrhoids.
Haemorrhoids are enlarged or swollen blood vessels that are either internal or external, which can cause different degrees of pain, irritation, and itch, particularly after moving your bowel.
Perinal Cutaneous Spray is can be used by adults, the elderly, and children over the age of 14. Children under the age of 14 may also use the medication if recommended by their doctor.
The active ingredients in Perinal Cutaneous Spray are hydrocortisone and lidocaine hydrochloride.
Perinal Cutaneous Spray contains hydrocortisone and lidocaine hydrochloride. Hydrocortisone works by reducing the inflammation and itching. Lidocaine hydrochloride relieves pain and discomfort.
Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid that is used to reduce inflammation. Inflammation is caused by the release of various substances that are important to the immune system. The substances cause the blood vessels to widen, resulting in the irritated area becoming red, itchy, painful, and swollen. Hydrocortisone works inside the cells to decrease the production of these substances. When applied to the anal area hydrocortisone acts to reduce swelling and itching of haemorrhoids.
Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic. It temporarily prevents the pathway of pain messages from travelling along nerve fibres. This numbs sensations in the area where the medicine has been applied and produces relief from the itching and pain of haemorrhoids.
The main benefit of using Perinal Cutaneous Spray is the relief of the inflammation and itching associated with haemorrhoids
Use Perinal Cutaneous Spray exactly as directed by your doctor. It is also important to read the patient information leaflet that comes with the product package. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Perinal Cutaneous Spray is for external use only. It should not be used internally or inside the anus.
Take special care when using this spray. It should not be used for more than 7 days unless directed by your doctor.
Keep the spray away from the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Before spraying this medicine, prime first the pump before pressing down on the top of the pump once or twice.
To spray this product, it necessary that you part your buttocks and spray once over the affected area, operating the spray in an upside down orientation. Repeat up to three times a day if you need to. Replace the spray cap after use.
Always wash your hands after use.
In the event of accidental spraying on your eyes, rinse the eyes with plenty of water. If irritation persists, see your doctor.
Perinal Cutaneous Spray should be sprayed over the anal area up to three times a day for up to seven days.
Perinal Cutaneous Spray, like other medicines, can cause some unwanted side effects, although not everyone who uses this spray will experience them.
The following are the common side effects of Perinal Cutaneous Spray:
Report to your doctor if you experience any other side effects that are associated with your use of Perinal.
Perinal Cutaneous Spray should not be used inside the anus, or in any other area other than the anus.
Perinal should not be sprayed on infected or broken areas of the skin.
Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Inform your doctor if you have other allergies.
If you feel you are experiencing an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and report to your doctor immediately.
This medicine should not be used for longer than seven days. If symptoms persist after this time, see your doctor.
Children under 14 years of age should not use this medication unless on the advice of a doctor.
The safety of Perinal for use during pregnancy is not fully known. Corticosteroids may into the bloodstream after application to the anus and may harm a developing baby. For this reason, Perinal should be used during pregnancy unless your doctor considers it very essential.
Perinal may pass into breast milk in small quantities that will not likely affect a nursing infant. However, it is important that before you start using this medication, or any medicine for that matter, to discuss first with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this product.
Perinal is not known to significantly affect other medicines. However, it is still important that you share with your doctor a list of all medications you are currently taking before you start using Perinal. Your doctor can check for any unsafe combination with Perinal.
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