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Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.

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How it works

One of the main ingredients in this treatment is hydrocotisone acitate and it's a corticosteroid, a natural type of steroid. It benefits recovery from haemorrhoids and minimises discomfort by preventing the release of chemicals that cause inflammation. This inflammation is usually the result of pressure that has been placed on the blood vessels in the back passage, which is why the actual causes of the initial irritation should be established. Normally it's related to constipation, so adding more fibre to your diet can be very beneficial.

Apart from steroids, Anusol-HC also contains bismuth oxide, bismuth subgallate, Peru balsam and Zinc oxide, which are all compounds known for their mild astringent and antiseptic effects. Astringents are also able to aid the shrinkage of inflamed and painful blood vessels to speed up recovery.

Who can use it?

Anusol-HC, although not recommended to be used by children, can be used by most adults. However, it is not advised if you have an allergy to the active ingredients in this treatment. You should also not use this medication if you have a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. If you are experiencing severe rectal bleeding or pain, you should speak to you doctor first, before attempting to use this.

Using Anusol-HC ointment or suppositories

This ointment is intended for the treatment of external as well as internal symptoms and can be applied rectally with the help of a special nozzle. The treatment should be applied twice a day after a bowel movement and shouldn't be continued for longer than seven days, unless you've been advised otherwise by your doctor. Similarly the suppositories should be inserted twice a day after a bowel movement, although this is mainly intended for haemorrhoids that have not prolapsed.

If you don't notice any improvement in your condition after using this for a few days, you should speak to your doctor who may have to do a physical examination.

The possible side effects

The side effects of this treatment aren't likely to be of a serious nature and may include rashes or irritation around the application area. These side effects shouldn't be persistent, but if they start bothering you or you develop anything more serious, you should seek immediate medical help and advice.

Buying Anusol-HC online

Anusol suppositories and ointment can be ordered safely from 121doc, however we ask all our patients to complete a confidential online consultation form when they place their order. This consultation will only be checked by our doctor who will provide a prescription if they feel that you can safely use this medication. This prescription will then be passed to our pharmacy, from where your order will be shipped directly to you with overnight delivery, at no additional charge. Visit our haemorrhoids treatment page for information on the available prescription medications we offer.


Overview Haemorrhoid treatmentHaemorrhoid treatmentHaemorrhoid treatmentHaemorrhoid treatment
  Type of treatment
Type of treatment Topical treatmentTopical treatmentTopical treatmentTopical treatment
  Active ingredient(s)
Active ingredient(s) Betamethasone valerate Lidocaine & HydrocortisoneLidocaine & Hydrocortisone acetatePramocaine Hydrochloride
Features Soothes external itch & irritationSoothes external itch & irritationUsed internally & externally to reduce pain & itchingFive active ingredients that relieve discomfort externally & internally
Breastfeeding CautionCautionCautionCaution
Pregnant CautionCautionCautionCaution
Application Ointment, cream, lotionSprayOintmentCream
  How to take
How to take Apply directly to the affected area. For external use only.Spray directly on the affected area. For external use only.Apply directly to the affected area. Apply directly to the affected area.
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Pricing starts at £19.99£29.99£29.99£24.95
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Every order starts with an online consultation. We will ask you medical questions to make sure only treatment that is safe and effective is prescribed. We take into account your lifestyle, health and any other medications you’re currently using.

The consultation is completely free, and takes between 5 and 10 minutes of your time.

All your information is safe with us. We don’t share it with anyone unless you want us to.


If you need any guidance, you can call, message or email our customer service team via the ‘How can we help you?' section here.

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As soon as you place the order, one of our doctors will review your consultation. On working days, this usually takes around one hour.


If the doctor has any additional questions, you will receive a phone call and an email. We understand you might be at work or busy. Our customer service representatives are always discreet and can call back at a more convenient time if necessary.

Our emails never contain any personal or medical information, only a link to your private account on our website (where you will find your messages).


Once our pharmacy receives your prescription, you will get a second email with your package tracking code.

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All orders include next-day delivery. Alternatively, you can select a delivery date that suits you better.


We also provide a free UPS Access Point service. Pick up your package from one of many collection points across the UK.

With your tracking code, you will know the estimated delivery time. All we need is your signature (or a friend‘s or relative’s).


All parcels are plainly labelled; there is no logo or any indication of its contents. Inside, you will find your treatment as well as a patient leaflet in your chosen language.

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With 121doc’s Subscribe & Save service, you can automatically receive your treatment every few weeks or months.

The order will be generated by us, using the information you provided (including delivery frequency). You don’t have to do anything. Payment is taken two days before shipping.


There are two ways to subscribe. The first is during the order process. The second is via your profile here.

You can cancel or amend your repeat prescriptions at any time.


There are no sign-up fees with this service. Plus, you get a 10% discount off all future prescriptions, increasing to 15% after six orders!

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