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Last updated on 07/07/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Peru balsam + bismuth oxide + bismuth subgallate + zinc oxide


DRUG CLASS: Anorectal preparations

SUB CLASS: Astringents

USED FOR: Haemorrhoid and anorectal conditions

– (suppositories)
– (ointment)

What is Anusol for?

Anusol is a brand of product used for the relief of pain, itching, swelling and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids and other problems of the anal area, for example anal fissues.

How to use it?

Anusol is available as a suppository or an ointment. Wash the anal area and dry carefully with a soft towel before using the product.
For ointment, apply to the affected area at night, at morning, and after each evacuation.
For suppositories, use one at night, at morning, and after each evacuation. Insert as deeply into the anus as possible. Remember to remove the packaging before use.

What are the side effects of Anusol?

Common side effects of Anusol include skin rash, mild irritation or burning on application.

Who should not take Anusol?

People allergic to any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

– Drink more water, increase fiber intake and exercise regularly to ensure soft bowel movement and reduce straining.
– If you find dark-colour blood in your stool, along with abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhoea, please seek medical attention immediately.

Common dosing schedule:
Apply to the affected area at morning, at night and after each evacuation.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Anusol may interact with:
Anusol has no known interactions with common medications.

Where to buy Anusol in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Anusol is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Anusol in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.