pramoxine/mineral oil/zinc oxide rectal (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Tucks Hemorrhoidal Ointment
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

pramoxine/mineral oil/zinc oxide rectal

topical ointment

  • 1%/46.6%/12.5%

Topical Pain

For symptomatic relief of the discomfort associated with hemorrhoids, perianal itchin, or irritation

Apply externally to affected area up to 5 times daily PRN

Administration

When practical, cleanse the affected area with mild soap and warm water and rinse thoroughly and gently dry by patting or blotting with toilet tissue or a soft cloth before application

Clean dispensing cap after every use

Dosage Forms & Strengths

pramoxine/mineral oil/zinc oxide rectal

topical ointment

  • 1%/46.6%/12.5%

Topical Pain

For symptomatic relief of the discomfort associated with hemorrhoids, perianal itching or irritation

<12 years: Safety and efficacy not established

≥12 years: Apply externally to affected area up to 5 times daily PRN

Administration

When practical, cleanse the affected area with mild soap and warm water and rinse thoroughly and gently dry by patting or blotting with toilet tissue or a soft cloth before application

Clean dispensing cap after every use

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity

            Cautions

            For external use only

            Do not use in the eyes

            Do not use on blistered or broken skin

            If condition worsens, or if symptoms persist for >7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days, discontinue and reassess therapy

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: Undetermined, caution advised

            Lactation: Unknown if excreted in breast milk, caution advised

            Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

            Pregnancy Categories

            A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA: Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Pramoxine: local anesthetic due to inhibition of conduction of nerve impulses from sensory nerves, resulting from an alteration of the cell membrane permeability to ions

            Zinc oxide: antiseptic and protectant properties

            Absorption

            Minimal

            Onset: 3-5 min

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