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Anusol Hc Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Anusol Hc (hydrocortisone cream, USP) is used to treat itching or swelling caused by hemorrhoids or other inflammatory conditions of the rectum or anus. Anusol Hc is also used together with other medications to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and other inflammatory conditions of the lower intestines and rectal area. Anusol Hc is in the corticosteroid drug class. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include redness, burning, or itching at the application site.

Anusol Hc cream should be applied to the affected area two to four times daily depending on the severity of the condition. Before using Anusol Hc, tell your doctor if you also use insulin or other diabetes medications you take by mouth. There may be other drugs that can interact with Anusol Hc. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. During pregnancy, Anusol Hc should be used only when prescribed. It should not be used for long periods of time or in large amounts. It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Our Anusol Hc (hydrocortisone cream, USP) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Anusol Hc in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
  • swelling of your ankles or feet;
  • muscle weakness;
  • rapid weight gain, especially in your face and midsection;
  • severe rectal pain or burning;
  • bleeding from your rectum;
  • severe stomach pain;
  • sudden and severe headache or pain behind your eyes; or
  • seizure (convulsions).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild rectal pain or burning;
  • acne;
  • changes in your menstrual periods;
  • increased sweating; or
  • increased facial or body hair growth.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Anusol Hc (Hydrocortisone Cream) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Anusol Hc Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Redness, burning, or itching at the application site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: rectal bleeding, change in skin appearance (e.g., color, thickness), skin redness/tenderness/pus or other signs of infection.

Rarely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children and people who use this medication for a long time. Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: signs of serious infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat).

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Anusol Hc (Hydrocortisone Cream)»

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Anusol Hc FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence:

Burning Dryness Acneiform eruptions Allergic contact dermatitis Skin atrophy
Itching Folliculitis Hypopigmentation Maceration of the skin Striae
Irritation Hypertrichosis Perioral dermatitis Secondary infection Miliaria

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Anusol Hc (Hydrocortisone Cream) »

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Anusol Hc - User Reviews

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