Pramoxine/Mineral Oil/Zinc Oxide Rectal

Reviewed on 8/20/2021

What Is Pramoxine/Mineral Oil/Zinc Oxide Rectal and How Does It Work?

Pramoxine/mineral oil/zinc oxide rectal is an over-the-counter (OTC) product used for symptomatic relief of the discomfort associated with hemorrhoids, perianal itching, or irritation.

Pramoxine/mineral oil/zinc oxide rectal is available under the following different brand names: Tucks Hemorrhoidal Ointment.

What Are the Dosages of Pramoxine/Mineral Oil/Zinc Oxide Rectal?

Dosages of Pramoxine/Mineral Oil/Zinc Oxide Rectal:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Topical Ointment

  • 1%/46.6%/12.5%

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Topical Pain

  • For symptomatic relief of the discomfort associated with hemorrhoids, perianal itching, or irritation
  • Adults and children 12 years and older: Apply externally to affected area up to 5 times daily as needed
  • Children under 12 years: Safety and efficacy not established

Administration

  • When practical, cleanse the affected area with mild soap and warm water and rinse thoroughly and gently dry by patting or blotting with toilet tissue or a soft cloth before application
  • Clean dispensing cap after every use

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Pramoxine/Mineral Oil/Zinc Oxide Rectal?

Side effects of pramoxine/mineral oil/zinc oxide rectal include:

  • Irritation
  • Itching

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Pramoxine/Mineral Oil/Zinc Oxide Rectal?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Pramoxine/mineral oil/zinc oxide rectal has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Pramoxine/mineral oil/zinc oxide rectal has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.

Moderate interactions of pramoxine/mineral oil/zinc oxide rectal include:

Mild interactions of pramoxine/mineral oil/zinc oxide rectal include:

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

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What Are Warnings and Precautions for Pramoxine/Mineral Oil/Zinc Oxide Rectal? 

Warnings
 

This medication contains pramoxine/mineral oil/zinc oxide rectal. Do not take Tucks Hemorrhoidal Ointment if you are allergic to pramoxine/mineral oil/zinc oxide rectal or any ingredients contained in this drug.


Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information is available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Pramoxine/Mineral Oil/Zinc Oxide Rectal?”

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Pramoxine/Mineral Oil/Zinc Oxide Rectal?”

Cautions

  • For external use only
  • Do not use in the eyes
  • Do not use on blistered or broken skin
  • If the condition worsens, or if symptoms persist for more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days, discontinue and reassess therapy

Pregnancy and Lactation

There is no information available regarding the use of pramoxine/mineral oil/zinc oxide rectal during pregnancy. Caution is advised.

It is unknown if pramoxine/mineral oil/zinc oxide rectal is excreted in breast milk. Caution is advised.

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek the advice of a health professional before using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/tucks-hemorrhoidal-ointment-pramoxine-mineral-oil-zinc-oxide-rectal-999544#4

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