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Brand Names: A.E.R. Witch Hazel, Hemorrhoidal Hygiene Pads, Hygenic Cleansing Pad, Medi-Pad, Sani-Clens, Sani-pads with Aloe, Tucks
Generic Name: glycerin and witch hazel topical (Pronunciation: GLISS er in and WITCH hay zel TOP ik al)
What is glycerin and witch hazel topical (A.E.R. Witch Hazel, Hemorrhoidal Hygiene Pads, Hygenic Cleansing Pad, Medi-Pad, Sani-Clens, Sani-pads with Aloe, Tucks)?
Witch hazel is an astringent. It shrinks swollen tissue and provide relief from itching and irritation.
The combination of glycerin and witch hazel topical (for the skin) is used to relieve rectal pain, pressure, irritation, and mild bleeding caused by hemorrhoids. This medicine will not treat or cure a hemorrhoid, it will only relieve the symptoms.
Glycerin and witch hazel topical is also used to relieve vaginal discomfort after childbirth. This medication may also be applied to the diaper area of a baby.
Glycerin and witch hazel topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of glycerin and witch hazel topical?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using glycerin and witch hazel topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about glycerin and witch hazel topical?
Do not take glycerin and witch hazel topical by mouth. It is for use only on your rectum.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have bloody diarrhea or severe pain, bleeding, or irritation around your rectum.
Avoid using laxatives in combination with glycerin and witch hazel topical unless your doctor has told you to.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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