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Preparation H Medicated Wipes: Uses, Benefits, Side Effects

What are Preparation H wipes?

Preparation H Wipes are Witch hazel-based medicated wipes that provide effective hemorrhoid relief, soothing and cleansing effects. Preparation H Medicated Wipes can be used for gentle, everyday cleansing to reduce irritation back there. Keeping the area clean also reduces skin damage. It is used before Preparation H Gel, Ointment, Cream, or Suppositories for better relief.

There is also the Preparation H Medicated Wipes for Women. They’re the first and only women’s hemorrhoid wipes infused with chamomile, aloe, and refreshing cucumber, plus a soothing medication that cools on contact.

Hemorrhoids are common during pregnancy, typically during the third trimester. This is usually due to constipation, increasing pressure on the pelvis, and an increase in blood volume. Symptoms typically include itching, rectal bleeding, and painful lumps. If you are pregnant, consult with a medical professional before using any Over the Counter product.

What is the active ingredient in Preparation H wipes?

The main active ingredient in Preparation H wipes includes Witch Hazel 50% Astringent. Inactive Ingredients include Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Anhydrous Citric Acid, Capryl/Capramidopropyl Betaine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Glycerin, Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Purified Water, Sodium Citrate.

What are the benefits of Preparation H wipes?

The benefits of Preparation H wipes include:

  • Cools, soothes, and comforts
  • Flushable, biodegradable, & septic safe
  • Gentle, everyday cleansing to reduce irritation
  • Soothes by reducing irritation
  • Before Preparation H Ointment, Cream, Gel, or Suppositories, Preparation H Medicated Wipes can be used.

How do you use preparation H Wipes?

Use Preparation H Medicated Wipes to cleanse the affected area by wiping, patting, or blotting up to 6 times a day or after each bowel movement. Preparation H Medicated Wipes can be used before applying topical hemorrhoidal treatments such as Preparation H Multi-Symptom Pain Relief Cream.

Adopt the following steps:

  • Open the lid on the top of the wipes pouch
  • Peel back wipes seal, remove completely and discard
  • Grab the top wipe at the edge of the center fold and pull out of the pouch
  • Close lid after each use to retain moisture

Adults: unfold wipe and cleanse the area by gently wiping, patting, or blotting. If necessary, repeat until all matter is removed from the area

  • Use up to 6 times daily or after each bowel movement and before applying topical hemorrhoidal treatments, and then discard

Preparation H Medicated Wipes can also be used for external vaginal care and as a moist compress:

•          For external vaginal care—cleanse the area by gently wiping, patting, or blotting. Repeat as needed.

•          For use as a moist compress—if necessary, first cleanse the area. Fold new wipe to desired size and place in contact with irritated area for a soothing and cooling effect. Leave in place for up to 15 minutes and repeat as needed.

For children under 12 years of age, consult a doctor. Please read the package for product warnings and complete labeling information. Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Preparation H Medicated Wipes side effects

There are no reports of any side effects due to Preparation H Medicated Wipes. However, tell the doctor if you experience any unpleasant effects while using this product.

A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:

•          rash

•          itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)

•          severe dizziness

•          trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US –Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Precaution

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.

Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

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