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Last updated on 09/07/2021.
GENERIC NAME: Policresulen + Cinchocaine HCl
CHINESE NAME: 痔克妥
DRUG CLASS: Anorectal preparations
SUB CLASS: Local anesthetics
USED FOR: Haemorrhoid and anorectal conditions
AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
What is Faktu for?
Faktu is a brand of product used for haemorrhoids and other problems of the anal area, for example anal fissues, espeicially when they are associated with inflammation or bleeding. Faktu inhibits bleeding and also speeds up the process of wound healing in the anal area. It also has an antiseptic effect which prevents infections.
How to use it?
Faktu 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 2-3 times daily.
For suppositories, insert into the anal canal 2-3 times daily after evacuation. After symptoms improve, you may maintain treatment with 1 suppository daily. Remember to remove the packaging before use.
What are the side effects of Faktu?
Common side effects of Faktu include mild irritation, itching or burning on the application site.
Who should not take Faktu?
People allergic to ayn component of the formulation.
– 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 in the morning, at night and after evacuation.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Faktu may interact with:
Faktu has no known interactions with common medications.
Where to buy Faktu in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, Faktu is a medicine under supervised sales and can be purchased under the supervision of a pharmacist from any pharmacies in Hong Kong. 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 https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Faktu 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.