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Ana-Lex (topical/rectal)

Generic name: hydrocortisone and lidocaine (topical/rectal) [HYE-droe-KOR-ti-sone-and-LYE-doe-kane-TOP-ik-al]
Brand name: Ana-Lex topical/rectal

What is Ana-Lex?

Hydrocortisone is a steroid that helps reduce the action of certain chemicals within the body that cause inflammation.Lidocaine Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic (numbing medication). It is a neuroblocker that blocks nerve signals within your body.Ana-Lex, a cream for the skin (for your skin), is a combination medication used to treat itching and discomfort that is caused by allergies, eczema, tiny burns, insect bites, or any other skin issues.Ana-Lex rectal (for the rectum) is used to treat itching and swelling that is due to haemorrhoids or other inflammation conditions that affect the rectum, also known as anus.Ana-Lex can also be used to treat conditions that are not covered in this guide.

Side effects of Ana-Lex

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,Stop using Ana-Lex immediately, and contact your physician immediately in case you experience an extreme itch or swelling of any of your treated skin.

The skin is susceptible to absorbing some steroid medication that could cause adverse steroid effects throughout your body. Informing a doctor if you experience:

  • Weight increase (especially around your face or in your upper back or torso);
  • Slow wound healing, thin skin, more body hair
  • Irregular menstrual cycle and changes in sexual function,
  • Muscle weakness and fatigue anxiety, anxiety, and feeling angry.

Common negative side effects of Ana-Lex could include:

  • Swelling or redness on treated skin
  • The skin's appearance is thinning after treatment;
  • A feeling of numbness or tingling in areas where the medication is applied accidentally

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


It is not recommended to use this medication if you have an allergy to hydrocortisone or other types of numbing medication, or if you suffer from tuberculosis or an fungus like acne, herpes simplex, or chickenpox.Consult your physician if symptoms don't improve or if symptoms become worse.

Before you take this drug

Ana-Lex is not recommended in the event that you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any other kind of numbing medication, or if you suffer from:

  • A fungal skin infection;
  • Herpes simplex;
  • Chickenpox,

Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • The liver condition
  • A heart rhythm issue.

As it remains unknown if this medication will impact on an unborn baby, pregnant mothers should consult their healthcare provider should they wish to use this treatment during gestation.While taking this medication it is not advised to breastfeed while on it. Talk to your doctor regarding any risks.Do not take this medication for a child unless you have the advice of a physician. Children are more susceptible to the adverse effects caused by hydrocortisone as well as lidocaine.

How to take Ana-Lex?

Follow the directions on the label of your prescription and also read all medication guides or instructions sheets. Make sure you use the medicine exactly as prescribed.Do not chew it. This medication is intended for use only on your skin or inside your rectum.Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions for use that are included in your medication. Consult your physician or pharmacist for clarification if you are unsure of these directions.Cleanse your hands prior to and after using this medication in the event that you are applying it to treat an illness of the hands.Apply the smallest amount of lidocaine and hydrocortisone topical to the affected area. Apply it gently to the skin.Cover the affected skin unless your doctor instructs you to. Covering the skin may increase the amount of chemical your skin absorbs, which could cause unwanted adverse consequences.The body can absorb this medication when you apply too much or apply it to large areas of skin that have been cut or are inflamed.For the most effective results from rectal medicine, only use the applicator provided with the drug.Contact your doctor if symptoms don't improve, in the event that they worsen, or if you notice symptoms of an infection (redness, swelling, oozing, etc.).Keep it at room temperature, free of heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because Ana-Lex is only used when it is needed, you may not be on a regular dosing schedule. Do not miss any doses in the event that it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek immediate medical care or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 for support.

Ana-Lex can be overdosed, but it is not expected to trigger serious symptoms. The long-term use of excessive doses may cause thin skin, bruising that is easy to heal, as well as changes in the body's fat (especially around your neck, face back, waist, and face), a rise in facial hair or acne, menstrual disorders, impotence, or a loss of interest in sexual activity.

What should be avoided?

Don't apply Ana-Lex to swollen skin areas or perforation injuries. Avoid using the treatment on skin that is damaged, raw, or has a serious burn or scratch. Do not apply it to areas of your body that have folds in your skin or thin skin, unless your doctor has instructed you to.

Be careful not to get this medication in your mouth, eyes, nose, or lips. If this happens, wash your mouth with water.

Do not use other medicines that contain lidocaine, hydrocortisone, or other numbing drugs like prlocaine. Avoid taking any other medications for skin unless your physician has advised you to.

Interaction with other drugs

The skin care treatment will not be affected by any other medications that you are taking. However, many drugs interact with each other. Be sure to inform your health professionals about any medications you take, such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies.