Preparation H® Maximum Strength Pain Relief Cream is the only hemorrhoid cream with maximum strength pain relief. It provides rapid, soothing relief
from pain, burning, itching and discomfort. For on-the-go relief, pick up Preparation H® Totables® Pain Relief Cream.
Preparation H® Maximum Strength Pain Relief Cream is to be applied externally or in the lower portion of the anal canal only. Apply to the affected area up to 4 times daily, especially at night, in the morning and after each bowel movement. A dispensing cap is enclosed to control dispersion of the cream to the lower portion of the anal canal. (Preparation H® Totables® Pain Relief Cream does not contain a dispensing cap.) Before applying, remove the protective cover from the dispensing cap and then attach the cap to the tube. Lubricate the dispensing cap then gently insert it partway into the anus. Squeeze the tube so that the cream is applied in the lower portion of the anal canal. Thoroughly cleanse the cap after each use and replace the protective cover.
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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Phenylephrine HCl 0.25%
Pramoxine HCl 1%
White petrolatum 15%
for temporary relief of pain, soreness and burning
helps relieve the local itching and discomfort associated with hemorrhoids
temporarily shrinks hemorrhoidal tissue
temporarily provides a coating for relief of anorectal discomforts
temporarily protects the inflamed, irritated anorectal surface to help make bowel movements less painful
For external use only
Ask a doctor before use if you have
high blood pressure
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
condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days
an allergic reaction develops
the symptom being treated does not subside or if redness, irritation, swelling, pain, or other symptoms develop or increase
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.
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 cream.
when first opening the tube, puncture foil seal with top end of cap
apply externally or in the lower portion of the anal canal only
apply externally to the affected area up to 4 times daily, especially at night, in the morning or after each bowel movement
for application in the lower anal canal: remove cover from dispensing cap. Attach dispensing cap to tube. Lubricate dispensing cap well, then gently insert dispensing cap partway into the anus.
thoroughly cleanse dispensing cap after each use and replace cover
Apply cold or moist compress. To reduce swelling, apply cold compresses or ice packs wrapped in a towel directly to the external area for up to 10 minutes. Preparation H® Medicated Wipe can be used as a moist compress. Read more.
Did You Know?
Q: I’m in severe pain. Which product should I use?
Preparation H® Maximum Strength Pain Relief Cream is the only hemorrhoid cream with maximum strength pain relief. It provides rapid, soothing pain relief from painful burning, itching and discomfort. Read more
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