I was prescribed Anusol HC ointment 10 days ago. The label stated use no longer than 7 days. Is it imperative to keep to this ? If so is it possible for me to order a replacement on line and continue treatment ? David XXX
It is imperative that you stick to the guideline regarding use of Anusol HC for one week only.
Use for a period longer than 1 week can cause the medicine to loose it's effectiveness
The phenomena is known as tachyphylaxis and tachyphylaxis should be prevented
Moreover continued use can cause thinning of the mucous membrane or skin the area and therefore continuous use is not advisable
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