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Scheriproct suppositories and ointment contain a local anaesthetic as well as a corticosteroid, prednisolone. Prednisolone prevents the release of chemicals by the immune system that cause inflammation. Inflammation of the blood vessels in the back passage is what causes some of the discomfort in patients with haemorrhoids. However, swelling can take time to go down, which is why it contains a local anaesthetic to have an immediate numbing effect.
Most people who take this medication can use it safely for external as well as internal haemorrhoid symptoms, if diet and an increase in water intake haven't provided the required results. You should, however, not use this medication if you are allergic to the active ingredients. You should also avoid using this treatment if you currently have a fungal, bacterial or viral infection such as shingles or genital herpes.
If you would like to buy Scheriproct online, make sure that you complete the online consultation as thoroughly as possible. Women should take care to mention whether they are breastfeeding, pregnant or intend on becoming pregnant, as this may have a bearing on the doctor's decision.
The ointment version can be used to provide relief from internal as well as external symptoms with the help of a specially designed nozzle. To start off, the ointment needs to be applied internally and externally, twice a day for the first day and then once a day until the infection has cleared up. For very severe and uncomfortable piles, you may choose to apply the ointment three to four times on the first day.
If you aren't displaying any noticeable external symptoms, using the suppository version should be sufficient. For the first day, the suppository can be inserted three to four times and the dosage can then be brought down to once a day. Please note that Scheriproct should not be used for longer than seven days without speaking to a doctor.
Side effects are very rare, although some people may be more prone to them than others. Luckily they don't have a tendency to be serious and will most likely include mild irritation of the application area. Skin can become thinner if this treatment is used for too long and too liberally, which is why it's prescribed as a short-term treatment.
If any of the above mentioned effects start to bother you or you are experiencing anything worrying, you should speak to your doctor immediately.
This medication can be bought online at 121doc, but we ask all our patients to complete a consultation form when they order. By doing so, it will allow our doctors to make sure that you can safely use this treatment and that they can make recommendation if required. Approved orders will result in a prescription being passed on to our pharmacy, from where treatments are shipped for discreet overnight delivery. All consultations are free and confidential and there is also no additional charge for shipping. See our haemorrhoids information page for information on the available prescription medications we offer.
Our consultations include general questions about your health (e.g. blood pressure levels, current and past conditions), as well as specific questions related to your selected treatment. We will also request relevant personal information to complete payment and delivery.
All questions are necessary, and your answers and details will not be shared with any third-parties. Only our doctors have access to your medical information.
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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!
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