Procto-Glyvenol (Lidocaine Hydrochloride/Tribenoside)
What is Procto-Glyvenol (Lidocaine Hydrochloride/Tribenoside) used for?
Procto-Glyvenol (Lidocaine Hydrochloride/Tribenoside) is a topical medication used to treat hemorrhoids. It contains a combination of a local anesthetic and a vasoprotective medication that work together to reduce the discomfort of hemorrhoids while treating the swelling of the area. Your physician may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Procto-Glyvenol (Lidocaine Hydrochloride/Tribenoside)?
Procto-Glyvenol (Lidocaine Hydrochloride/Tribenoside) should be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The cream is normally administered once or twice each day directly to the affected area, but your individual directions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the medication thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water, lie down on your side, apply a small amount of the cream to your finger, and gently massage it into the affected area of the rectum. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each use to prevent the cream from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. The medication may also contain an applicator to help you administer the medicine.
What are the side effects of Procto-Glyvenol (Lidocaine Hydrochloride/Tribenoside)?
Procto-Glyvenol (Lidocaine Hydrochloride/Tribenoside) will not usually cause side effects in most patients, although some may experience:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include intense pain or stinging, severe swelling, deterioration of treated symptoms, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, severe skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Procto-Glyvenol (Lidocaine Hydrochloride/Tribenoside) is only meant to be used externally and should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. The medication should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to its contents or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your treatment to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Procto-Glyvenol (Lidocaine Hydrochloride/Tribenoside). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.