Why are suppositories used to treat hemorrhoids?

Kristi Guillemette | August 31, 2017

Hemorrhoid suppositories are very effective for treating both external and internal hemorrhoids. Rectal suppositories are positioned to treat the location of the inflammation, and are generally more effective than hemorrhoid creams and ointments. One key advantage suppositories have over topical hemorrhoid medications is that they are a solid form that melts within the body, reducing the mess.

If you believe you might have symptoms of hemorrhoids, speak to your doctor. Over the counter Hemorrhoidal suppositories, such as Preparation H, Tucks, Calmol 4, Anusol, Witch Hazel, Tea Tree, and their generic equivalents can be purchased with or without a doctor’s prescription. At times, your doctor may prescribe prescription suppositories such as hydrocortisone acetate.

In the past, patients administered a suppository using a finger and needed to lie on their left side for 30 to 45 minutes while resisting the urgency to expel. Today, patients who take Hemorrhoidal suppositories use Sephure suppository applicators for fast, clean administration in any comfortable position. And because Sephure properly places the medication, it doesn’t leak and therefore there is no need for protective undergarments.

Sephure size A2 applicators are designed to administer Hemorrhoidal suppositories, such as:

  • Anusol Suppositories
  • Preparation H Hemorrhoid Suppositories
  • Avenoc Suppositories
  • Calmol 4 Hemorrhoid Suppositories
  • Witch Hazel Suppositories
  • Tea Tree Suppositories
  • Hydrocortisone acetate suppositories

Patients who use rectal suppositories prefer to use Sephure applicators because they are a clean, simple, easy solution for administering suppository medication.
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