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Preparation H ointments

Description


The Preparation H product range includes ointments, creams, suppositories, gels, and wipes. Preparation H is one of the most popular products on the market to treat hemorrhoids. Its ingredients include phenylephrine HCL, light mineral oil, petrolatum and shark liver oil. Preparation H may be applied to external and internal hemorrhoids to relieve the pain, inflammation, swelling pain and itchiness of hemorrhoid tissue. However, it does not stop hemorrhoids from returning.

Phenylephrine HCL is a vasoconstrictor (sympathomimetic amines) drug that reduces the swelling of blood vessels. This effect temporarily decreases the swelling, inflammation, itchiness and pain of hemorrhoids. Phenylephrine can help shrink internal and external hemorrhoids and relieve anorectal discomfort.

Light mineral oil, petrolatum and shark liver oil provide a protective barrier on the skin. This helps prevent irritating contact with stool. It also helps soothe inflamed skin and makes bowel movements less painful.

Pros


Preparation H products can deliver fast relief of hemorrhoidal symptoms.

Preparation H has the following benefits:

  • Extensive product range
  • External and internal application
  • Fast hemorrhoid relief

Cons


Certain people may find that suppositories and ointments are problematic and bothersome to apply.

Preparation H does not stop hemorrhoids from returning.

Preparation H may be used for seven days for hemorrhoid treatment. However, if symptoms do not improve after seven day’s time, consult your physician.

Rare but serious side effects include fast/irregular heartbeat, headache, nervousness, tremor and insomnia.

Pregnant or nursing women, children younger than the age of 12 and people with pre-existing medical conditions or those taking medications should consult a physician before using Preparation H.

Is It For You?


If you’re looking for fast hemorrhoidal relief, Preparation H may be for you.

However, pregnant or nursing women, children younger than the age of 12 and people with pre-existing medical conditions or those taking medications should consult a physician before using Preparation H.


Dosage And Directions


Before use, clean the area with mild soap and water, rinse well, and pat dry. Use this product in the rectal area only.

Use up to 4 times a day, after each bowel movement, as well as in the morning and evening.

To Use Suppositories:
Lie on your left side with the right knee bent. Insert the suppository (pointed side first) just inside the anus with your finger. Do not push more than an inch or two inside the anus. If the suppository is too soft to insert, place it in cold water or refrigerate it for 30 minutes before removing the wrapper.

To Use Ointment:
Remove the cover from the applicator tip, attach the applicator tip to the medication tube, and place a small amount of ointment on the applicator tip. Gently insert the applicator tip into the rectum and squeeze the tube to apply a small amount of ointment. Also apply some medication to the outside of the anus. After each use, clean the applicator tip well and replace the protective cover.




Preparation H Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 0
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Witch hazel * 50%
* Daily Value not established


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Average user rating from: 3 user(s)

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Very Useful!

Written by Deena Gallo  | View all my reviews
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Saturday, 08 May 2010
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

Preparation H is a wonderful product that my mother told me about when I was in my teens and had hemorrhoid problems. This product always helped me with relief. Try it!

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ok but tough to use

Written by josh  | View all my reviews
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Sunday, 24 May 2009
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful

prep h works ok for temp relief. uncomfortable to use suppositories though.

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My Dad & Preparation H Ointment

Written by John  | View all my reviews
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Sunday, 24 May 2009
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

When I was a child I saw that my Dad had Preparation H in the medicine cabinet. Some twenty years later I needed and used this product. It works. I can remember reading the active ingredients as a child, Shark liver oil 3%, okay. Later I had my hemorrhoids removed by the Doctor, kind of expensive (insurance paid for it), but Preparation H worked for me in the year leading up to that. When I had localized itching, and a burning sensation, old fashioned baby powder was not the answer. This product was.