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Brand name: Anusol TM
Active ingredients: zinc oxide + peru balsam + benzyl benzoate
What it is used for
For the relief of itching, burning and soreness of heamorrhoids and minor rectal inflammations and irritations. Provides lubrication, thus facilitating bowel movements.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Rectal. This medicine is given via the rectum.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A Beige coloured suppository
Do I need a prescription?
We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (RPBS) on March 1, 2023. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
To access RPBS medicines you must hold a DVA Gold Card, DVA Orange Card or DVA White Card (for some medicines only). To learn about Department of Veterans' Affairs health cards, visit Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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