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Hemorrhoidal Hygiene Pads

Generic name: glycerin and witch hazel topical [GLISS-er-in-and-WITCH-hay-zel-TOP-ik-al]

Brand names: Hemorrhoidal Hygiene Pads, Sani-Pads with Aloe

Drug Class: Anorectal Preparations


What is Hemorrhoidal Hygiene Pads ?

Hemorrhoidal pads for the skin are a combination of medicines used to treat discomfort, irritation, and burning caused by hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoidal hygiene pads will not cure or treat a hemorrhoid. They will relieve symptoms.Hemorrhoidal hygiene pads can be used in other ways not mentioned in the medication guide.

Side effects of Hemorrhoidal Hygiene Pads

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergy reaction, seek medical assistance immediately: difficulty breathing, hives or swelling in lips, face, throat or tongue.

Hemorrhoidal hygiene pads may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Bleeding of your skin in the rectum area.

You may experience less serious side effects or none at all.There may be other side effects.For medical advice regarding side effects, always contact your physician first. You may also notify the FDA by dialing their hotline number: 1-800-FDA-1088.


Please read all the instructions on the label or package of your medication. Informing doctors of your allergies and medical conditions is important.Also, tell them which medicines you are using.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to witch hazel or glycerin, then hemorrhoidal hygiene pads should be avoided.Consult your doctor if you're pregnant or nursing before taking this medication.This medicine should not be given to children younger than 12 without consulting a doctor.

How to take Hemorrhoidal Hygiene Pads?

Follow the instructions on the packaging or those prescribed by your physician.Please carefully follow all instructions that accompany your medication.. If you don't understand the instructions, ask your pharmacist or doctor.This medication is most effective when taken after a bathroom visit or a bowel motion.If your symptoms don't improve or worsen within a week, call your doctor.Keep away from heat and moisture. Keep it at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Hemorrhoidal hygiene pads are used as needed and may not have a schedule. If it is almost time to take your next dose, skip any missed doses. Never take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

Overdoses of hemorrhoidal hygiene pads are not considered dangerous. If anyone accidentally swallows the medicine, seek emergency medical care or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Do not get hemorrhoidal hygiene pads into your eyes.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs that you take are unlikely to affect the medicine applied to your skin. Many drugs interact. Inform your health care providers of all the medicines that you take, including those prescribed and over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbs.