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Anu-Med (rectal)

Generic name: phenylephrine (rectal) [FEN-il-EFF-rin-REK-tal]
Brand names: Avedana Hemorrhoidal, Hemorrhoidal, Medicone Hemorrhoidal, Preparation H Cooling Gel, Preparation H Suppositories,… show all 10 brands
Classification of drugs: anorectal preparations

What is Anu-Med (rectal)?

Anu-Med is a decongestant that reduces blood vessels. Blood vessels that are dilated can lead to haemorrhoids.Anu-Med is a medication used on the rectum for relief from itching, irritation, burning, and swelling triggered by haemorrhoids.Anu-Med is also used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Anu-Med (rectal)

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Anu-Med can cause severe adverse reactions. Stop taking Anu-Med and contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Bleeding from the rectal
  • Extreme irritation in the rectum area;
  • Increased blood pressure, severe headache blurred vision; the pounding of your neck or ears. Anxious nasal bleeding.

More minor negative side effects are more likely, but you could also have none whatsoever.This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Consult a medical provider regarding possible side effects. Additionally, report symptoms to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the instructions on your prescription label and the package. Be sure to inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and the medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use Anu-Med if you have an allergy to it. (often found in certain medications for cold and allergy medicine).

Talk to a doctor or pharmacist to determine if it's appropriate for you to take this medication if you suffer from:

  • Heart disease;
  • High blood pressure;
  • An overly large prostate or urinary problems
  • Diabetes
  • A thyroid condition.

Consult a physician before taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.Always consult with a doctor before administering Anu-Med to an infant. Do not give this medicine to children who are younger than two years old.

How to take Anu-Med (rectal)?

Follow the directions on the label or as recommended by your physician.Anu-Med can be used at least four times a day, particularly after a bowel movement.Take note of and follow the instructions for use that come with your medication. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor for clarification if you are unsure of the instructions.Don't put AnuMed cream, gel, or ointment in your rectum. These types that are part of the phenylephrine rectal should be used only around and around the rectum.Only the suppository in the rectal region is to be inserted in the rectum.Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve after seven days or if they become worse.Place it in a cool, dry place free of heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Since AnuMed rectal is utilised as needed, it is unlikely to skip the dose. Don't take Anu-Med more than four times per day.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek immediate medical help immediately or call the Poison Help Line for advice at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Do not take an Anu-Med rectal suppository through the mouth. It is intended for use within your rectum.Consult a physician or pharmacist before taking prescription medications, which may have ingredients that are similar to those found in Anu-Med.

Interaction with other drug

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to taking Anu-Med along with other medications, particularly:

  • Medications for blood pressure and
  • Mao inhibitors such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection and phenelzine as well as rasagiline selegiline tranylcypromine may all act as mao inhibitors.

This list is not comprehensive. Other medications can affect Anu-Med, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicine, vitamins, and herbal products. The interactions of all drugs are included here.