TUCKS® Hemorrhoidal Ointment used to be ANUSOL® Hemorrhoidal Ointment for those who
might remember that name. if you don’t, then all you need to know about ANUSOL is
that it was a classic treatment for years and very well respected.
TUCKS also has a long history in treating hemorrhoids. The hemorrhoidal ointment
relieves burning, itching and discomfort.
How Does It Work?
One of its fortes is its ability to provide maximum strength pain relief. This actually
is the real difference between TUCKS Hemorrhoidal Ointment and other ointments.
Many of them contain vasoconstrictors which shrink swollen hemorrhoids. TUCKS instead
contains the pain reliever pramoxine HCI. Pramoxine causes a fast temporary relief
from pain and itching caused by any number things such as insect bites and poison
ivy. It is particularly effective with the pain, burning, and itching caused by hemorrhoids.
Pramoxine is a topical anesthetic and stops nerve ending from emitting pain signals.
It also contains mineral oil and zinc oxide as protectants which coat the affected
areas to protect them during the healing process.
There are also inactive ingredients – benzyl benzoate, calcium phosphate dibasic,
cocoa butter, glyceryl monooleate, glyceryl monostearate, kaolin, peruvian balsam,
and polyethylene wax.
The reviews often repeat the same kind of comments that are along the line of the
instant relief from pain. In some cases people have mentioned that even soft toilet
paper felt like sandpaper and that a simple bowel movement was a cause for tears.
The topical pain relief offered by TUCKS Hemorrhoidal Ointment helped those people
who were unable to sit down due to the pain of large hemorrhoids.
One of the often repeated items of praise is for the consistency of TUCKS which is
creamy which makes it easy to apply is that it does not stain underwear or drip.
Direction Of Use
The only major warning is that this is for external use only. Therefore keep it out
of reach of children. If it is swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control
Center right away.
However it is also important to not use more than the amount indicated in the directions
without medical advice. Also, it is not recommended to insert TUCKS Hemorrhoidal
Ointment into the rectum with fingers, any mechanical device or applicator. Use only
the dispensing cap provided.
If you experience an allergic reaction, rectal bleeding, redness, irritation, swelling,
pain and if there is no improvement in seven days, stop using the treatment and see
Begin by cleaning your rectal area with mild soap and warm water. Rinse thoroughly.
Pat dry with toilet tissue or a soft cloth. Attach the dispensing cap to the tube,
lubricate it well, and gently insert it part way into the rectum. Squeeze the tube
to get the medication on the affected area. Clean the dispensing cap after use. It
should be applied five times a day.
Where To Buy?
TUCKS Hemorrhoidal Ointment is available is most drugstores and can be conveniently
ordered online at tucksbrand.com. The price ranges between $6 and $9 for the one-ounce