Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Key to symbols The medicine should be initiated by, or on the advice of a specialist, but is suitable for continuation by a GP The medicine should only be used and prescribed by a specialist Indicates the preferred choice within a class or group of medicines
The medicine should be initiated by, or on the advice of a specialist, but is suitable for continuation by a GP
The medicine should only be used and prescribed by a specialist
Indicates the preferred choice within a class or group of medicines
1. Gastro-intestinal system

1.7. Local preparations for anal and rectal disorders

There is little evidence to support the use of local anaesthetics to relieve pain associated with haemorrhoids and pruritus ani.

1.7.1. Soothing haemorrhoidal preparations

Preferred List
ANUSOL
Total Formulary
LIDOCAINE

1.7.2. Compound haemorrhoidal preparations with corticosteroids

Preferred List
SCHERIPROCT
Total Formulary
HYDROCORTISONE
ANUGESIC HC
ANUSOL HC

1.7.3. Rectal sclerosants

Total Formulary
Specialist Only
OILY PHENOL (INJECTION)

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist use only.

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1.7.4. Management of anal fissures