PREPARATION H Maximum Strength glycerin, petrolatum, phenylephrine HCl, pramoxine HCl

Get an overview of PREPARATION H MAXIMUM STRENGTH (glycerin, petrolatum, phenylephrine hcl, pramoxine hcl cream), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in PREPARATION H Maximum Strength can be sold under different names.

Refer to the “Also Known As” section to reference different products that include the same medication as PREPARATION H Maximum Strength.

Drug Basics

Brand Name: PREPARATION H MAXIMUM STRENGTH

Generic Name: GLYCERIN, PETROLATUM, PHENYLEPHRINE HCL, PRAMOXINE HCL

Drug Type: HUMAN OTC DRUG

Route: TOPICAL

Dosage Form: CREAM

Data Current As Of: 2018-10-07

Drug Facts

Active ingredients Purposes
Glycerin 14.4% Protectant
Phenylephrine HCl 0.25% Vasoconstrictor
Pramoxine HCl 1% Local anesthetic
White petrolatum 15% Protectant

uses

  • for temporary relief of pain, soreness and burning
  • helps relieve the local itching and discomfort associated with hemorrhoids
  • temporarily shrinks hemorrhoidal tissue
  • temporarily provides a coating for relief of anorectal discomforts
  • temporarily protects the inflamed, irritated anorectal surface to help make bowel movements less painful

warnings

For external use only

ask a doctor before use if you have

  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • thyroid disease
  • diabetes
  • difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are presently taking a prescription drug for high blood pressure or depression.

when using this product

  • do not exceed the recommended daily dosage unless directed by a doctor
  • do not put into the rectum by using fingers or any mechanical device or applicator

stop use & ask a doctor if

  • bleeding occurs
  • condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days
  • an allergic reaction develops
  • the symptom being treated does not subside or if redness, irritation, swelling, pain or other symptoms develop or increase

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

directions

  • adults: when practical, cleanse the affected area by patting or blotting with an appropriate cleansing wipe. Gently dry by patting or blotting with a tissue or a soft cloth before applying cream.
  • when first opening the tube, puncture foil seal with top end of cap
  • apply externally or in the lower portion of the anal canal only
  • apply externally to the affected area up to 4 times daily, especially at night, in the morning or after each bowel movement
  • for application in the lower anal canal: remove cover from dispensing cap. Attach dispensing cap to tube. Lubricate dispensing cap well, then gently insert dispensing cap partway into the anus.
  • thoroughly cleanse dispensing cap after each use and replace cover
  • children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor

other information

store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)

inactive ingredients

aloe barbadensis leaf extract, anhydrous citric acid, butylated hydroxyanisole, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, cetyl alcohol, citric acid monohydrate, dexpanthenol, edetate disodium, glyceryl monostearate, methylparaben, mineral oil, polyoxyl lauryl ether, polyoxyl stearyl ether, propyl gallate, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, sodium benzoate, stearyl alcohol, tocopherols excipient, vitamin E acetate, xanthan gum

questions or comments?

Call weekdays 9 AM to 5 PM EST at 1-800-99PrepH or 1-800-997-7374.

For most recent product information, visit www.preparationh.com.

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This drug label information is as submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is intended for informational purposes only. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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