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Anorelief Cream

Manufactured byMICRO LABS LTD
ContainsNifedipine (0.3 %w/w) + Lidocaine (1.5 %w/w)
Description

Anorelief Cream is a combination medicine used for the treatment of anal fissures. This medicine is meant for external use only and should not be used in or around the eyes.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Anorelief Cream

  • Abnormal sensation
  • Edema at the site of application
  • Itching and rash
  • Vomiting

Uses of Anorelief Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Anal Fissures
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to nifedipine, lidocaine, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medications.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Other medicines

Report the use of all other medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor before using this medicine to rule out the chances of a potential interaction.

Usage of the medicine

This medicine is recommended for external use only. This medicine should not be applied in or around the eyes or ears.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Sodium Nitrite

Prilocaine

Class I Antiarrythmic agents

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the cream as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Nifedipine works by inhibiting the influx of calcium into the muscles and causes relaxation of the muscles. Lidocaine works by blocking pain signals from the body to the brain. Thus, the combination is better effective for the treatment of anal fissures.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Calcium channel blocking agents, Topical anesthetics

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/1181/4ae3284863df5fe1565d0e8cf5a5baaafa83.pdf

Lidocaine Viscous: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 16 June 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682701.html

DailyMed - Lidocaine cream [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 14 March 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=12ca5385-7581-4f6f-9c30-d08d6d575dbe

[Internet]. Medicine.umich.edu. 2018 [cited 14 March 2018]. Available from:

https://medicine.umich.edu/sites/default/files/content/downloads/nifedipine-ointment.pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 4 Dec 2018

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