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When it comes to hemorrhoids,

What you can't see Can itch (and hurt) Less.

Prescribe Proctofoam HC:

  • Topical aerosol—no need to touch inflamed areas with your fingers
  • 2 active ingredients—to relieve swelling, itching, and pain
  • Proven relief of hemorrhoids and other itchy and painful anal conditions

Reference: Proctofoam HC [package insert]. Somerset, NJ: Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2013.

Indications:

For the temporary relief of inflammation and itching associated with disorders of the anus or rectum, and hemorrhoids.

More Important Safety Information

  • Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
  • Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation develops or if the condition worsens or does not improve within two weeks.
  • Do not insert any part of the aerosol container directly into the anus.
  • For use on the anus, or on the area immediately surrounding the anus, only. Avoid contact with the eyes.
  • Contents of the container are under pressure.
  • Do not burn or puncture the aerosol container.
  • Do not store in temperatures above 120°F (49°C).
  • Use only as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not use this medication for any disorder other than for which it was prescribed.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Keep out of reach of children.

The most common side effects of Proctofoam HC seen more frequently with the use of an air and water tight dressing include:

Burning, itching, dryness, inflammation of the hair follicles, abnormal amount of hair growth over the body, acne, loss of skin color, facial rash around the mouth, skin rash, skin break-down, secondary infection, thinning of the skin, stretch marks, and heat rash.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional information, please see Full Prescribing Information.