Corticosteroid suppositories like hydrocortisone acetate, Anucort HC, Hemmorex-HC, and Anusol HC are common medications used to decrease swelling and pain caused by minor skin irritations, or by hemorrhoids. But there is some confusion about these drugs that is causing some sticker shock at the pharmacy.
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If you’ve got health insurance, now’s a good time to be paying attention. Each year, prescription coverage – the “formulary” – changes, and yours will likely be changing in 2018.
Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handle pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing more than 80 prescription medications from their formularies at the end of 2017. There is a silver lining for some of you though—almost 20 currently excluded drugs will be covered in 2018. See More
Hemorrhoids are common cause of bright red bleeding from the rectum and something you will often be managing from home. Know that some experts recommend colonoscopy for all patients older than 40 years who have hemorrhoidal symptoms and rectal bleeding, but if that’s been done or your doctor is sure it’s just hemorrhoids, what works?
1. Fiber supplementation. Using Psyllium or unprocessed bran has been shown in studies to decrease bleeding, pain, prolapse and itching from hemorrhoids. See More