What is Cortifoam used for?

This medication is used to treat a certain intestinal problem known as ulcerative colitis of the rectum, also called ulcerative proctitis. It does not cure this condition but it may relieve rectal pain, diarrhea, and bloody stools caused by swelling (inflammation).

Is Cortifoam a steroid?

Cortifoam (foam or enema) is a steroid medicine that is used with other medicines to treat ulcerative colitis and its effects on the lower intestines and rectal area. Cortifoam may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Is Hydrocortisone Acetate FDA approved?

Disclaimer: This drug has not been found by FDA to be safe and effective, and this labelling has not been approved by FDA. Hydrocortisone acetae, 25mg. Rectal suppositories. Absorption of hydrocortisone acetate may vary across abraded or inflamed surfaces.

How do I administer Proctofoam HC?

To apply the product to the outside of the anus, spray a small amount of foam onto a tissue and gently pat onto the affected area. Do not cover the area with plastic or waterproof bandages unless directed to do so by your doctor. Covering the treated area may increase the absorption of the medication through the skin.

What is in anusol HC?

Anusol-HC 2.5% (Hydrocortisone Cream, USP) is a topical corticosteroid with hydrocortisone 2.5% (active ingredient) in a water-washable cream containing the following inactive ingredients: benzyl alcohol, petrolatum, stearyl alcohol, propylene glycol, isopropyl myristate, polyoxyl 40 stearate, carbomer 934, sodium …

How does hydrocortisone work on hemorrhoids?

It is also used to relieve itching and swelling from hemorrhoids and other rectal problems. Hydrocortisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works by activating natural substances in the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching.

How does hydrocortisone enema work?

Hydrocortisone enemas help to decrease diarrhea and bloody stools by reducing swelling (inflammation) in the rectum and colon. Hydrocortisone belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

What is comparable to anusol?

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Is Hydrocortisone Acetate the same as hydrocortisone?

Topical preparations Hydrocortisone and hydrocortisone acetate are alternative forms of the same active ingredient. They are considered equivalent when it comes to relative potency and efficacy at the same concentration.

How many applications does Proctofoam HC have?

Proctofoam®-HC is supplied in an aerosol container with a special anal applicator. When used correctly, the aerosol container will deliver a minimum of 14 applications.

Is Proctofoam still available?

Proctofoam-HC® is once again available through all wholesalers and pharmacies. It is covered by most private insurers and by public insurance plans in the following provinces and territories: British Columbia, Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland/Labrador and the Yukon.