Anestezol is a complex antihemorrhoidal agent that has an anti-inflammatory, drying, local anesthetic and astringent effect, facilitating the process of defecation, accelerating tissue regeneration.
Release form and composition
The drug is produced in the form of rectal suppositories, which contain:
- 100 mg of benzocaine;
- 40 mg bismuth subgallate;
- 20 mg of zinc oxide;
- 4 mg of menthol;
Anestezol candles are sold in blister packs of 5 pcs.
Indications for use
As indicated in the instructions to Anestezol, the drug is intended for the symptomatic treatment of hemorrhoids and anal fissures.
According to the annotation to the drug, the use of Anestezol is contraindicated in the presence of hypersensitivity to any active or auxiliary substance.
Anesthesol is also not prescribed to children under 12 years of age due to the lack of data on the efficacy and safety of its use in patients of this age category.
The drug should be used with caution to people whose work involves the performance of potentially dangerous tasks or driving a car.
Dosing and Administration
Suppositories Anestezol, according to the instructions, are intended for rectal use. To achieve the maximum therapeutic effect, they should be applied after defecation. If natural bowel movement has not occurred at this point, it is recommended to put a cleansing enema. Before inserting the candle, wash the anal area and wash your hands thoroughly.
The dose and duration of treatment are determined by the attending physician, taking into account the type of disease and the severity of the patient's condition. As a rule, adults and children over 12 years old are prescribed 1 suppository once or twice a day.
If the Anesthesol therapy is to be long, it is necessary to monitor the patient's blood picture.
Reviews of patients undergoing treatment with Anestezol indicate that in the vast majority of cases this drug is well tolerated and does not have any side effects if the dosage regimen recommended by the doctor is observed. In rare cases, there are complaints about the laxative effect of the drug and burning in the rectum. In the presence of hypersensitivity to one or another component of Anestezol, allergic reactions may develop in the form of pruritus, rash and urticaria, which requires discontinuation of the drug.
With prolonged use, disorders of the blood system (eg, methemoglobinemia) can occur.
The drug can be used during pregnancy, but only according to the strict indications of the doctor, who must compare the intended benefits for the future mother and the possible risks to her child. If you need to use Anestezol during lactation, you also need to consult a doctor who may recommend interrupting breastfeeding for the duration of treatment.
Structural analogues of this medication does not exist today. According to belonging to the same pharmacological group and the similarity of the mechanisms of action by analogues of Anestezol, the following drugs can be considered: suppositories with novocaine, Hemoproject, Hemorrhoid, Novocain, Proktozan, Proktozol, Relief Advance.
Terms and conditions of storage
Anestezol is an over-the-counter drug. Its shelf life is 2 years, provided that the storage rules recommended by the manufacturer are observed - dry, cool (at a temperature not higher than 20 ºС) and protected from the sun.