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Preparation H® Cooling Gel

For rapid cooling relief, choose Preparation H® Cooling Gel with vitamin E and aloe. It provides prompt, temporary relief from painful burning, itching and discomfort of hemorrhoids. Preparation H® Cooling Gel is non-greasy, non-staining and has no unpleasant scent.

RELIEVES: BURNING, ITCHING, SWELLING, DISCOMFORT

BENEFITS

 

  • Fast, cooling relief from painful burning and itching
  • Shrinks swollen hemorrhoidal tissue
  • Relieves external discomfort
  • Clear, non-greasy formula with no unpleasant scent

 

USE:

External

SIZES:
APPLICATION:

Apply externally to the affected area up to 4 times daily, especially at night, in the morning and after each bowel movement

WARNING:

For children under 12 years of age, consult a doctor. Please read the package for product warnings and complete labeling information. 

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Preparation H® Cooling Gel

This is the most current labeling information and may differ from labels on product packaging. If there are any differences between this website labeling and product package labeling, this website labeling should be regarded as the most current.

Drugs Facts

Active ingredients

Purposes

Phenylephrine HCl 0.25% Vasoconstrictor
Witch Hazel 50.0% Astringent

Uses

  • helps relieve the local itching and discomfort associated with hemorrhoids
  • temporary relief of irritation and burning
  • temporarily shrinks hemorrhoidal tissue
  • aids in protecting irritated anorectal areas

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 this product into the rectum by using fingers or any mechanical device or applicator

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • bleeding occurs
  • condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days

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 gel.
  • when first opening the tube, puncture foil seal with top end of cap
  • apply externally to the affected area up to 4 times daily, especially at night, in the morning or after each bowel movement
  • children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor

Other information

Store at 20°-25°C (68-77°F).

Inactive ingredients

aloe barbadensis leaf juice, edetate disodium, hydroxyethyl cellulose, methylparaben, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, sodium citrate, sulisobenzone, vitamin E acetate

Questions or comments?

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

LBL Document Number: LBL-00000126 (Version 8.0)

Contact us

Please feel free to contact us with your questions and comments in any of the following ways:

Contact us

Call a customer service representative toll-free at:

1-800-99PrepH or 1-800-997-7374
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Write us

Write us at:

PCH Product Information
Pfizer Inc.
PO Box 1043
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Or visit our Product FAQ section to see if we have already provided the
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Did You Know?

  • Q: What’s the difference between internal and external hemorrhoids?
    A:

    There are two types of hemorrhoids, internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids occur inside the rectum and external hemorrhoids develop under the skin around the anus.

    * Harvard Health Publications. “Hemorrhoids and what to do about them.” Harvard Women’s Health Watch, 2004.

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