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Germoloids Ointment 25ml

Zinc oxide (6.6% w/w)

Germoloids Ointment - for the treatment of heamorrhoids The bottom line is, it works


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Germoloids Ointment - for the treatment of heamorrhoids

The bottom line is, it works

Germoloids Ointment:

  • Contains a local anaesthetic
  • Provides fast cooling pain relief
  • Relieves itching
  • Ointment format lubricates and protects dry, sore skin
  • Ideal to be used alongside other products of the Germoloids range such as suppositories
  • Suitable for all sufferers (including during pregnancy and breastfeeding - See women & pregnancy section for more details)
  • For internal and external use

What is Germoloids® Ointment and what is it used for?

Haemorrhoids (also known as piles) are swollen or enlarged blood vessels, which can cause discomfort, itching and irritation, particularly after a bowel movement. They may be either internal (inside the anus) or external (outside the anus).

Germoloids Ointment is used to relieve the symptoms of pain, swelling and irritation associated with internal and external haemorrhoids and anal itching (pruritus ani).

Germoloid Ointment contains two active substances, zinc oxide and lidocaine:

- Zinc oxide has astringent properties (causes contraction when applied to the skin), which help to shrink swelling. It also helps to soothe and protect the area around the anus from damage and has mild antiseptic properties.

- Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic, which helps to soothe swelling, pain and irritation and relieve itching.

The ointment base acts as an emollient to help the passing of stools and reduce straining during bowel movement which is bad for haemorrhoids.

There are many suitable products that effectively treat piles, however, because it contains a local anaesthetic, nothing is more effective than Germoloids.

Germoloids has a range of products available which treat the key symptoms of piles.

Click here to view ALL Germoloids products.

How to use Germoloids Ointment

Follow the directions below carefully.

Wash your hands before and after using the ointment.

Adults and children aged 12 years and over:

1. Before using the ointment for the first time, check that the tube seal is not broken.

2. Remove the seal by peeling from the tag.

3. For external heamorrhoids, apply the ointment directly to the affected area.

4. For internal heamorrhoidsm, screw applicator nozzle into the tube and smear some of the ointment in the outside of the nozzle to ease application. Carefully insert tje applicator into the opening of the anus. Gently squeeze the tube whilst slowly withdrawing the nozzle so that the ointment moves gently up the anus.

5. Replace the cap firmly after use. Always keep the tube of the ointment, cap and nozzle clean.

Apply the ointment into the affected area twice a day with a minimum of 3 to 4 hours between applications. Furhter applications can be made at any time of the day, and are particularly recommended after a bowel movement.

If you have any furhter questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.

KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN.

PLEASE READ ALL PRODUCT PACKAGING AND LABELS PRIOR TO USE.

BEFORE YOU USE GERMOLOIDS® Ointment

DO NOT use Germoloids Ointment:

This medicine must not be used if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to zinc oxide or lidocaine, or any of the other ingredients in the product (see section 6, Further information).

Before using Germoloids Ointment, see your doctor if you:

- Continually suffer from haemorrhoids or have severe haemorrhoids.

- Experience excessive bleeding.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding:

You may use Germoloids Ointment if you are pregnant or breast-feeding but as with all medicines at this time, you should discuss it with your doctor first.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Germoloids Ointment:

The ointment contains wool fat and propylene glycol which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. irritation and contact dermititus)

KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN.

PLEASE READ ALL PRODUCT PACKAGING AND LABELS PRIOR TO USE.

Cream coloured ointment containing zinc oxide 6.6% w/w and lidocaine hydrochloride 0.7% w/w
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