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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.
One of the active ingredients in Proctofoam-HC is hydrocortisone acetate, which is a corticosteroid. This is a natural type of steroid that is able to reduce inflammation that occurs as a result of immune reactions. Haemorrhoids mainly occur as a result of pressure exerted on blood vessels in the rectum, this pressure can cause irritation, which in turn can stimulate an immune response. This immune response is what causes inflammation of blood vessels, which can cause them to become painful, visible and droop. Cortocosteroids stop this immune response from happening therefore reducing inflammation.
The effect of hydrocortisone acetate can take time, which is why this medication also contains Pramocaine, which is a topical anaesthetic. This type of medicine stops nerve impulses from taking pain signals to the brain, thus minimising any immediate discomfort experienced by a patient.
Most people can use it as long as they aren't allergic to any of the ingredients in the treatment. It should also not be used if you currently have a bacterial, viral or fungal infection that your doctor isn't aware of.
If you are considering ordering Proctofoam-HC online at 121doc, make sure that you provide all the information requested, particularly if you are pregnant, you have experienced rectal problems in the past or you are prone to depression.
It is an easy-to-use rectal foam which is applied with a specially shaped rectal applicator. One dose of Proctofoam-HC should be applied no more than four times a day after a bowel movement. Always ensure that the affected area has been thoroughly cleansed before using the treatment and that you don't continue using this medication for more than seven days without consulting a doctor.
Just like with all prescription treatments, Proctofoam-HC has a slight risk of side effects, although they won't affect everyone who uses this treatment. These side effects may include irritation of the area of application or a burning sensation at the sight of application. With extended use, skin might start to thin or a patient may develop dermatitis. Less common side effects may include mood swings, memory problems, delusions or confusion. If any of these occur or you are worried about any of the side affects you are experiencing, you should seek medical help.
121doc offers patients a safe way to order their treatments online. Simply place an order and complete the quick consultation section that forms part our unique ordering service. Upon completion, our doctor will review your condition and approve a prescription if they feel this treatment is right for you to use. All prescriptions are passed to one of our registered UK pharmacies, from where your treatment will be dispensed and packaged discreetly for overnight delivery. All consultations are confidential and completely free of charge. Visit our haemorrhoids treatment page for information on the available prescription medications we offer.
|Overview||Haemorrhoid treatment||Haemorrhoid treatment||Haemorrhoid treatment||Haemorrhoid treatment|
|Type of treatment|
|Type of treatment||Topical treatment||Topical treatment||Topical treatment||Topical treatment|
|Active ingredient(s)||Hydrocortisone Acetate||Betamethasone valerate||Lidocaine & Hydrocortisone acetate||Pramocaine Hydrochloride|
|Features||Five active ingredients that relieve discomfort externally & internally||Soothes external itch & irritation||Used internally & externally to reduce pain & itching||Five active ingredients that relieve discomfort externally & internally|
|Application||Ointment||Ointment, cream, lotion||Ointment||Cream|
|How to take|
|How to take||Apply directly to the affected area.||Apply directly to the affected area. For external use only.||Apply directly to the affected area.||Apply directly to the affected area.|
|Pricing starts at|
|Pricing starts at||£24.99||£19.99||£29.99||£24.95|
|View treatment||View treatment||View treatment||View treatment|
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Select a condition here or use the top menu. For every condition, we provide you with information as well as the treatments we currently offer. If you don’t know which is best for you, just click the 'Advise-me' button.
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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.
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.
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.
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!