This information is intended for use by health professionals
Each suppository contains:
For full list of excipients, see section 6.1
For the relief of internal haemorrhoids and other related ano-rectal conditions.
Remove wrapper and insert one suppository into the anus at night, in the morning and after each evacuation. Not to be taken orally.
Elderly (over 65 years)
As for adults
Hypersensitivity to the active substance(s) or to any of the excipients listed in section 6.1
Patients with rectal bleeding or blood in the stool should talk to their doctor before using this product as these conditions may be the symptom of a more serious underlying disorder.
If symptoms persist or worsen, patients should be instructed to stop use and consult a physician.
Whilst formal studies on the effect of this product during human pregnancy have not been conducted, there is no epidemiological evidence of adverse effect, either to the pregnant mother or foetus.
This product should not be used during pregnancy and lactation unless the potential benefit of treatment to the mother outweighs the possible risk to the developing foetus or nursing infant.
No Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) have been identified from the analysis of post-marketing data for fixed combinations of Balsam Peru, bismuth oxide and zinc oxide.
ADRs identified during Post-Marketing experience with Zinc Oxide (topical use) are included in the Table below. The frequencies are provided according to the following convention:
Very common ≥1/10
Common ≥1/100 and < 1/10
Uncommon ≥1/1,000 and <1/100
Rare ≥1/10,000 and <1/1,000
Very rare <1/10,000
Not known (cannot be estimated from the available data)
ADRs are presented by frequency category based on 1) incidence in adequately designed clinical trials or epidemiology studies, if available, or 2) when incidence cannot be estimated, frequency category is listed as 'Not known'.
System Organ Class (SOC)
Adverse Drug Reaction
Immune System Disorders
General Disorders and Administration site conditions
Application site reactions (including Burn, erythema, Exfoliation, Irritation, Pain, Pruritus, Rash and Urticaria)
Other adverse reactions include: Skin sensitisation reactions and systemic contact dermatitis, attributed directly to Balsam Peru have been reported in published literature.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
No overdose related adverse drug reactions have been identified from the post- marketing data analysis of Balsam Peru, bismuth oxide, and zinc oxide.
The ingestion of topical zinc oxide can potentiate gastrointestinal symptoms like stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.
Symptoms of acute oral overdose of bismuth-containing preparations may include nausea, vomiting, renal failure and rarely liver damage. Encephalopathy and discolouration of mucous membranes may occur with chronic overdose.
No cases of Balsam Peru overdose have been identified in the medical literature.
Treatment of a large acute overdose should include gastric lavage, purgation with magnesium sulphate and complete bed rest. If necessary, give oxygen and general supportive measures.
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Other agents for treatment of haemorrhoids and anal fissures for topical use, ATC code: C05AX
Anusol Suppositories provide antiseptic, astringent and emollient properties which help to relieve discomfort associated with minor ano-rectal conditions.
Bismuth Oxide, Zinc Oxide and Bismuth Subgallate exert a protective action on mucous membranes and raw surfaces. They are mildly astringent and are reported to have antiseptic properties.
Balsam Peru has protective properties and a very mild antiseptic action by virtue of its content of Cinnamic and Benzoic Acids. It is believed to promote the growth of epithelial cells.
The active ingredients in Anusol Suppositories exert their therapeutic effect without being absorbed into the systemic circulation. These observations are supported by evidence from various studies and reviews.
The active ingredients of Anusol are well known constituents of medicinal products and their safety profile is well documented.
Hard Fat (Suppocire BS2)
Store at a temperature not exceeding 25°C.
For storage conditions after first opening of the medicinal product, see section 6.3
12 and 24 pack printed strip pack consisting of white opaque PVC/polyethylene laminated film.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed
No special requirements.
Any unused medicinal product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Church & Dwight UK Limited
Premier House, Shearway Business Park
15th September 1997 / 19th July 2001
30 June 2017