Hemorrhoids : the MAN pulls out a cream and suppositories

Health 5 July, 2017


Published the 05.07.2017 at 11h31


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The Proctolog been used since the 1970s in the treatment of the manifestations are painful and itching related to hemorrhoids. Two forms, a cream and suppositories, it will be removed from the market as early as the 6 July.

The security Agency of medicines and health products (MSNA), which re-evaluates the permissions placed on the market, took the view that the report between the profit and the risks associated with its use was not favourable.

Allergic reactions

Refreshing the specialities involving the maleate to ruscogénines. “In the absence of efficacy data of this combination in the indications above mentioned, and regard to the risks to immuno-allergic type of contact dermatitis, urticaria, eczema, reaction edematous-see anaphylactic shock, the risk/benefit ratio of these specialties is considered to be negative “, explains in a press release the pharmacist council of Pfizer laboratories, manufacturers of the Proctolog.

From the 6th July next, it will not be possible to find them in a pharmacy. Lots still in circulation will be recalled, and doctors are encouraged to prescribe.