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Proctofoam HC Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Analpram E, Analpram-HC, Epifoam, HC Pramoxine, Hydropram, Novacort, Pramosone, Proctofoam HC, Rectocort HC, ZyPram
Generic Name: hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical (Pronunciation: HYE droe KOR ti sone and pra MOX een)
- What is hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical (Proctofoam HC)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydrocortisone pramoxine topical?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical?
- How should I use hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while using hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical?
- What other drugs will affect hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical?
- Where can I get more information?
What is hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical (Proctofoam HC)?
Pramoxine is an anesthetic. It works by interfering with pain signals sent from the nerves to the brain.
Hydrocortisone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.
The combination of hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical is used to treat pain, itching, or inflammation of the skin caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, insect bites, and minor burns or scrapes. This medication is also used on the rectal area to treat itching and inflammation caused by hemorrhoids, anal fissures, or other rectal irritation.
Hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of hydrocortisone pramoxine topical?
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.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
- uneven heartbeats;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- ongoing headache;
- weight gain, puffiness in your face;
- increased thirst or urination, weight loss, unusual weakness;
- fever, sore throat, tired feeling;
- severe pain, burning, or irritation of treated skin;
- rectal bleeding;
- any new redness or swelling where the medicine was applied; or
- itching, oozing, or other signs of infection.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild skin redness, burning, itching, dryness, or peeling;
- changes in the color of treated skin;
- thinning of your skin;
- blistering skin; or
- stretch marks.
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 Proctofoam HC (hydrocortisone and pramoxine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or pramoxine, or if you have chickenpox or measles.
Before using hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs or any other anesthetics or "numbing medicines."
Hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical will not treat a bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infection. If you have a skin infection, you should not use this medication until your infection is treated and clears up.
Avoid using this medication on your face, near your eyes, or on body areas where you have skin folds or thin skin.
Do not use this medication on a child without a doctor's advice. Children are more sensitive to the effects of topical hydrocortisone.
Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to. If you are treating the diaper area of a baby, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers. Covering the skin that is treated with hydrocortisone topical can increase the amount of the drug your skin absorbs, which may lead to unwanted side effects. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Contact your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it gets worse after using this medication for several days.
Do not use hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical for any condition that has not been checked by a doctor.
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