get medications prescription

Get a prescription for Anusol ointment online

Anusol is a medication prescribed to treat hemorrhoids. Additionally, it helps relieve itching and discomfort in the anal area.

Getting an Anusol prescription from us is straightforward and effortless. You can connect with a qualified doctor anytime through “Your Doctors Online” to discuss your presenting symptoms or your need for an Anusol for hemorrhoids. However, an Anusol prescription will only be provided after consultation with our qualified doctor and if the treatment is completely safe and suitable for you.

What is Anusol?

Anusol HC cream or rectal steroid suppository is used to treat external and internal hemorrhoids and conditions of the rectum that lead to inflammation. Anusol contains Hydrocortisone acetate, Zinc oxide, Bismuth subgallate, Bismuth oxide, Balsam Peru and Benzyl benzoate as active substances.

Uses of Anusol

Anusl is available as a suppository, which must be inserted in the rectum. This form is prescription-only. It also comes as a cream that is available over the counter and is applied to the area around the anus. The following are the uses of Anusol-HC:

  • Shrinking/reducing the size of piles/hemorrhoids
  • Reducing inflammation(Proctitis)
  • Relieving discomfort
  • Soothing itching
  • Chronic ulcerative colitis(supportive treatment)

How does Anusol work?

It is a topical corticosteroid that combats inflammation, relieving symptoms such as itching, redness, and swelling. This helps to relieve symptoms of rectal inflammation and hemorrhoids. Other active substances such as Zinc Oxide, Bismuth Oxide and Balsam Peru provide a soothing effect.

What are the different dosage forms and strengths of Anusol?

  • Anusol cream/ointment dosage:

Each tube contains 0.5% zinc sulfate monohydrate and 0.5% hydrocortisone acetate.

  • Anusol suppositories dosage:

Each suppository contains 10 mg of zinc sulfate monohydrate and 10 mg of hydrocortisone acetate in a triglyceride base.

How to take it?

  • For external piles: After washing the anal area with gentle soap, dab it with a soft towel and gently apply the cream to the affected site.
  • For internal piles: After washing and then drying the affected site, remove the nozzle cap and insert the nozzle into the rectum, squeezing gently. Make sure to clean the nozzle after each application.

Side effects of Anusol

  • Some common Anusol side effects include burning, itching, dry skin and irritation.
  • Anusol cream side effects that are severe and require medical attention include: 

Long-term fatigue, muscle weakness, poor appetite, weight loss, stabbing pain, chills, diarrhea, fever, infection, pain, hair follicle blisters, rectal bleeding, and burning.

Request Anusol prescription online

Get an online prescription for Anusol in three easy steps.


Describe your issue

Download our app, register and tell us about your medical issue to get started.

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anemia
  • STD
  • UTI
  • Skin
  • Covid


Chat with a doctor

Connect with a board-certified doctor. You can chat, send pictures and videos.

Hi I’m Dr. Nicole. How may I help you?

Hi Dr. Nicole, I have discomfort in my rectum caused by hemorrhoids and itching around the anal region. Can you prescribe me a suitable treatment?


Get online prescription

Our online doctors can help you with your medical issues and give you prescriptions.


  • Anusol HC ointment, 100mg,

  • Instructions: Apply ointment to the affected area twice daily for 1 week.

Send Prescription

Precautions and contraindications

  • Before using an Anusol-HC suppository, it’s best to have a bowel movement before inserting the medication rectally.
  • Wear underwear or panty liners before using a suppository, as it may stain your clothes. 
  • Make sure to read the directions before using the hydrocortisone (Anusol-HC) suppository. 
  • As Hydrocortisone (Anusol-HC) suppository melts at body temperature, wearing disposable gloves can help avoid facing this problem.
  • After inserting Anusol-HC suppository into your rectum, remain in the same position for about 5 minutes in order to allow your body to absorb the medication.
  • Avoid wearing tight-fitting pants after application of hydrocortisone (Anusol-HC).

FAQs about Anusol prescription online

How quickly does Anusol work?

The time it takes for hydrocortisone (Anusol-HC) to work largely depends on the severity of your condition. In the case of hemorrhoids, hydrocortisone (Anusol-HC) cream needs to be applied regularly for a week to notice any significant improvements. In the case of other conditions like proctitis, hydrocortisone (Anusol-HC) suppositories may start working within a week. However, you might need to continue using it for up to 2 months or more.

What is stronger than Anusol?

OTC hemorrhoid products/formulations contain soothing ingredients like witch hazel, anti-inflammatory medications like hydrocortisone, and numbing agents such as lidocaine. 

Physicians sometimes prescribe topical nitroglycerine ointment and nifedipine ointment for patients who do not respond to over-the-counter products such as Preparation H. Similarly, more potent formulations are also available as topical creams or suppositories with a doctor’s prescription.

What does Anusol do to piles?

Anusol cream or suppository contains ingredients that aid in relieving swelling, pain, and irritation caused by internal and external hemorrhoids. These ingredients are a mixture of zinc oxide, bismuth oxide, balsam of Peru, and hydrocortisone, contributing to anti-inflammatory effects as well.

Is Anusol cream by prescription only?

Anusol-HC (Hydrocortisone 1% cream) can be found over the counter. However, Anusol-HC suppositories and 2.5% cream require a prescription. A hemorrhoid suppository prescription can be obtained easily through telehealth services such as Your Doctors Online. 

Can you use Anusol-HC for more than 7 days?

Your provider will inform you about how long you should use hydrocortisone (Anusol-HC) suppositories based on your medical condition. If you have mild hemorrhoids, a week should be sufficient to notice desirable effects. In case of severe inflammation or conditions of the rectum, the medication has to be used for several weeks. 

Can I use Anusol 3 times a day?

The dosage, length, and frequency of treatment depend on the severity of your condition. Anusol can be used 2-3 times a day.

Is Anusol good for fissures?

Anusol helps relieve swelling and inflammation in the rectal area and can help heal fissures as well. 

What are the alternatives to Anusol?

Some alternatives to Anusol include:

  • Preparation H Maximum Strength 
  • Proctozone HC Preparation H Suppositories
  • Procto-Med HC

What to avoid with Anusol?

Do not apply Anusol Cream to broken skin. Avoid getting the product in your eyes, mouth, nose, or ears. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use the product without consulting with your doctor. 

Your Doctors Online uses high-quality and trustworthy sources to ensure content accuracy and reliability. We rely on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions and medical associations to provide up-to-date and evidence-based information to the users.

How our app has
helped patients

Our 500,000+ members love our online doctors 5-star ratings and 1600+ reviews. Here is what they have to say

Read More
This is the best app..You ask anything and the doctors answer you within minutes, i love it

-Phindile Mkhatshwa

Read More
It is a good app, it can be helpful with pictures and be very detailed.

-brooke snow

Read More
Wow, these people are such a blessing. Dey give accurate answered to questions asked. Its really too good

-Okiti Stephanie

Read More
Impressive work !! Connecting to a doctor was so quick. I am really impressed.

-ASIF Khan

Read More
Doctor was really great, fast at responding very helpful


Read More
Chat with them the doctor that I chat with very helpful and answer all my questions I recommend to anyone

-edith bien aime

Read More
The best patient doctors that understand and give you useful information ..I'm really thankful.

-Lesego Thejane

Read More
Very informative and very detailed in explanations.Also pleasant and courteous.I would recommend to anyone.

-Stephanie Brown

Read More
Very helpful, very polite and answers every question in a well mannered way.

-kulwinder gill

Read More
I really rate this website a lot, you people don't stick and and im sure you try your best to take swift actions for your patients.

-Elijah Mark


Get started today

Talk to online doctors now and get medical advice, online prescriptions, and referrals within minutes. On-demand healthcare services at your fingertips.

online doctor in texas