Proctofoam HC is a combined haemorrhoid treatment available in the form of rectal foam. Developed by Meda pharmaceutical company, it is equally suitable for both internal and external application. Proctofoam’s high success rates are based on its active ingredients which play distinct roles in the process of mitigating the problems associated with piles, contributing to the multidimensional approach to the treatment. Similarly to many other haemorrhoid treatments, Proctofoam HC is used twice per day regularly (in the evening and at bedtime) and once more after each defecation. Very sought-after in the UK, Proctofoam has been proven to be a very successful piles treatment which can achieve the desired results within just seven days.

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When should I seek medical assistance?

Piles or haemorrhoids are a rather common medical condition, but in a majority of those affected, it tends to resolve rather easily even without any medical treatment or intervention. Because of this, we can state that seeking medical assistance is not always necessary. But, this raises the question – when should you seek medical assistance?

Haemorrhoids are marked by uncomfortable and oftentimes painful swelling, itching and irritation in the area affected, with occasional appearance of blood following defecation. However, varicose veins in and around the rectal region caused by high pressure in the affected blood vessels can be singled out as a root cause of piles.

If you haven’t managed to act preventively, than you will have no choice but to try to mitigate the symptoms after they have already developed. The appearance of blood following defecation is considered to be a direct sign that you should contact your doctor and seek advice. Of course, this does not mean that prescription medication will necessarily be recommended that same instant, but the best way to find out for sure is to consult with your doctor.

How does Proctofoam help with piles?

Proctofoam is a combined haemorrhoid treatment containing two active ingredients which approach the treatment of piles in different ways (similarly to, for example, Scheriproct), contributing to the overall effectiveness of the treatment. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid tasked with reducing the severity of inflammatory processes in the affected region, while pramocaine acts as an anaesthetic, soothing pain and discomfort, but also providing relief from the uncomfortable itching sensation. In combination, the active ingredients of Proctofoam will efficiently decrease the discomfort experienced by the user, but aside from treating the immediate and personally experienced symptoms, this treatment will also address the root causes of the condition, namely, the inflammatory processes in the varicose veins in the affected area.

Can I buy Proctofoam online in the UK?

Yes, it is possible to buy Proctofoam HC online. However, you should keep in mind that if you are looking to buy this haemorrhoid treatment in the UK, you can do so only with a valid prescription issued by a certified medical professional and this is true regardless of whether you are looking to buy Proctofoam online or at your local pharmacy, via so-called traditional route.

If you opt to get your treatment from the comfort of your home, you can do so very easily using the functionality of the website of any online clinic operating within the UK. After requesting to purchase Proctofoam, you will be presented with a customised medical questionnaire aimed at helping the doctor employed at the online clinic of your choice assess your condition and your suitability for using this medication. If everything checks out, a prescription will be issued and used that same instant to have Proctofoam delivered to the address you provided.

How to use Proctofoam?

In order to ensure the best possible results when using Proctofoam, you should always follow the instructions provided by your prescriber exactly. This involves adhering to the doctor’s advice exactly in terms of how, when and for how long to use Proctofoam. Doing this will not only optimise the results of the treatment, but will also help you go a long way in preventing the potential side effects.

Below, we will mention some of the most general guidelines that you should keep in mind when using this piles treatment. However, to make the most of it, we strongly urge you to consult with your doctor and refer to the official patient information leaflet containing a detailed guide on how to use Proctofoam. Text that follows here is not a complete guide and can never be used as a substitute for the official information or the doctor’s advice.

  • Always use exactly as instructed
  • Usually, you should apply Proctofoam two to three times per day at regular intervals with one additional application following each defecation
  • You should never use Proctofoam more than four times per day
  • You should never use Proctofoam for longer than seven days
  • If the symptoms persist even after this period, be sure to notify your doctor and ask for advice on how to proceed
  • Proctofoam can be used both internally and topically
  • Refer to the official patient information leaflet and the guidelines it contains regarding the use of plunger for internal use
  • Never exceed the prescribed amount
  • If you miss a dose, simply skip it and continue with the treatment as usual

What are Proctofoam side effects?

While not everyone using this medication will experience side effects, it is still important to get familiar with what can go wrong so that you can act accordingly if the need arises. As is the case with most medications available on modern market, any signs and symptoms indicative of an allergic reaction should be immediately reported to your doctor or the local emergency service where you should be able to get advice on how to act.

Majority of side effects associated to Proctofoam are actually caused by its steroid active ingredient. As such, they include:

  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Mania
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Confusion
  • In rare cases hallucinations

All of the side effects listed above will require you to seek immediate medical advice. Other documented adverse reactions include symptoms such as:

  • Swelling of the face, neck and body
  • Irregular periods
  • Hirsutism
  • Purple patches on the skin
  • Other skin reactions
  • Burning or itching sensation

Please note that this list does not encompass all known Proctofoam HC side effects, and for a more comprehensive overview, you should refer to the official patient information leaflet that you can find within your pack of Proctofoam.