How Do Anesthetic-Corticosteroid Combos Work?

Reviewed on 7/15/2021

HOW DO ANESTHETIC/CORTICOSTEROID COMBOS WORK?

Anesthetic/corticosteroid combos are drugs used in combination to treat piles (hemorrhoids). Hemorrhoids are inflamed veins that form inside and outside the anus and rectum. They can be painful, uncomfortable, and cause rectal bleeding.

Corticosteroids suppress inflammation at the site by decreasing the transportation of immune cells to the inflamed site.

Anesthesia temporarily numbs the inflamed area to reduce the pain associated with hemorrhoids.

HOW ARE ANESTHETIC/CORTICOSTEROID COMBOS USED?

Anesthetic/corticosteroid combos are used in the treatment of:

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammation and itching associated with corticosteroid reactive inflammatory disorders
  • Skin disorders
  • Anal fissures

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF ANESTHETIC/CORTICOSTEROID COMBOS?

Anesthetic/corticosteroid combos may cause some side effects, which include:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF ANESTHETIC/CORTICOSTEROID COMBOS?

Generic and brand names of anesthetic/corticosteroid combos include:

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/anesthetics-corticosteroid-combos

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