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Preparation H Hemorrhoidal Ointment - 2oz

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$12.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Includes one tube of Preparation H hemorrhoidal ointment for hemorrhoid symptom relief.
  • Provides prompt, soothing relief for hemorrhoid itching, burning and discomfort.
  • Relieves both internal hemorrhoid symptoms and external hemorrhoid symptoms.
  • Hemorrhoid ointment works immediately to protect against further irritation.
  • Use with Preparation H Medicated Wipes to cool, soothe and cleanse before you treat, for better hemorrhoid relief.
  • Preparation H is the #1 doctor recommended brand for hemorrhoid treatment.

Description

Preparation H hemorrhoidal ointment relieves both internal and external hemorrhoid symptoms. Apply up to four times daily, especially at night, in the morning, and after each bowel movement, for prompt, soothing relief from hemorrhoid itching, burning and discomfort. Preparation H Ointment temporarily shrinks swollen hemorrhoidal tissue and also provides a soothing layer of protection against further skin irritation. Hemorrhoids are more common than you may think. A few of the most prevalent causes of hemorrhoid flare-ups are straining when using the bathroom, pregnancy or childbirth, and genetics. Trust Preparation H, the #1 selling hemorrhoid brand (1), to relieve your uncomfortable symptoms of hemorrhoids. (1) IRI retail sales data supports that Preparation H is the #1 selling hemorrhoid brand in the U.S. (52 weeks ending August 13, 2017). (2) Provoice survey dated from May 2015-August 2017 supports Preparation H is the #1 doctor recommend brand.
Suggested Age: Adult Use Only
Product Warning: Keep out of reach of children
Product Form: Ointment
Primary Active Ingredient: Phenylephrine
Package Quantity: 1
Net weight: 2 Ounces
TCIN: 15087998
UPC: 305732871943
Item Number (DPCI): 245-05-0749
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Active ingredients

mineral oil(14%), phenylephrine hci(0.25%), phenylephrine hci(0.25%).

Purpose

Protectant, Vasoconstrictor., Vasoconstrictor..

Stop use and ask a doctor if

Stop use and ask a doctor if : bleeding occurs,condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days,introduction of applicator into the rectum causes additional pain.

Directions

Adults: When practical, cleanse the affected area by patting or blotting with an appropriate cleansing wipe. Gently dry by patting or blotting with a tissue or a soft cloth before applying ointment. When first opening the tube, puncture foil seal with top end of cap. Apply to the affected area up to 4 times daily, especially at night, in the morning or after each bowel movement. Intrarectal Use: Remove cover from applicator, attach applicator to tube, lubricate applicator well and gently insert applicator into the rectum. Thoroughly cleanse applicator after each use and replace cover. Also apply ointment to external area. Regular use provides continual therapy for relief of symptoms.

Children Under 12 Years of Age

Ask a doctor.

Other information

Store at 20-25 degrees C (68-77 degrees F).

Inactive ingredients

benzoic acid, butylated hydroxyanisole, corn oil, glycerin, lanolin, lanolin alcohols, methylparaben, mineral oil, paraffin, propylparaben, purified water, thymus vulgaris (thyme) flower/leaf oil, tocopherols excipient, white wax

Question or comments?

1-800-99PrepH.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 7.15 inches length x 2.17 inches width x 1.37 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.18 pounds

Return details

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: how is this applied?

submitted by Gerry - 5 years ago
  • A: APPLICATION: Adults: when practical, cleanse the affected area by patting or blotting with an appropriate cleansing wipe. Gently dry by patting or blotting with a tissue or a soft cloth before applying this ointment. Apply to the affected area up to 4 times daily, especially at night, in the morning and after each bowel movement. Can be applied to external area or internal area (with applicator). For Internal Use: 1. Wash your hands before and after. Try to empty your bowel and bladder just before use. 2. Remove protective cover from applicator. Attach applicator to tube. 3. Squeeze to fill the applicator with ointment. 4. Lubricate applicator well and then gently insert applicator into the rectum ½ inch. 5. Squeeze the tube so that ointment is applied inside rectum. 6. Thoroughly cleanse applicator after each use and replace protective cover. 7. Avoid having a bowel movement for one to three hours after inserting the ointment. To Clean the Applicator: Wash it with warm water and gentle soap then thoroughly rinse it with water.

    submitted byPfizer Representative - 5 years ago
    Brand expert
4.6 out of 5 stars with 110 reviews
83% would recommend
12 recommendations
effectiveness: 3.9 out of 5
value: 3.8 out of 5
quality: 4.5 out of 5

Not too bad

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Toriiii - 2 months ago
It works but it takes about 4-5 days to clear up and heal things down there. It’s very greasy so don’t use to much
effectiveness: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Great service

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Customer - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Target always delivers quickly. I am pleased
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Just buy it

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
lk - 10 months ago
Hemorrhoids can be a real pain in the butt. Stop reading reviews and just get this please. Also it’s a giant tube and you only need a little bit for each application, it lasts forever.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Great for a real pain in the Butt

5 out of 5 stars
Old Grey Guy - 1 year ago
Every so often I get stomach issues and the the runs. This helps the pain when it all hits the hemorrhoid.
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Worth buying

5 out of 5 stars
Dee79 - 1 year ago
originally posted on Preparation H
On my first day of using Preparation H , I felt instant relief . It took the the discomfort I had been feeling for months away within a matter of minutes . My only regret is that I wish I would have used it earlier .
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hemorrhoids

3 out of 5 stars
little red - 1 year ago
originally posted on Preparation H
Is there a home remedy that works as quick and effective as preparation h?
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Fast acting

5 out of 5 stars
Arae33 - 2 years ago
originally posted on Preparation H
This has been the best fast acting ointment I've ever tried! Quick relief, just a little uncomfortable at night but not bad I like it alot
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First time used -immediate relief

4 out of 5 stars
Lyrets - 2 years ago
originally posted on Preparation H
I first heard of this product when had a horrendous two hours in hospital getting things shoved back to where they should be. Two days later after using the loo I had severe burning pain and used Preparation H for the first time. The relief was immediate. The instructions on the box and tube are inadequate. The website is much better. I did not realize that the yellow tube was a cover and not the applicator
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Burning,itching and swelling

2 out of 5 stars
airforce Chief - 2 years ago
originally posted on Preparation H
I tried it does not work as those who indicate it did that received free product. I will try in a few more times and if it works will review it again. I also have been advised to use ancourt 25 am a bit hesitant because I am diabetic and it might raise my blood sugar. At present I can not recommend this product. However will give it another try and repot results as well
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used to be good

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
anon1 - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Doesn't work much. I've brought this product before and it worked fine. But recently, it seems to be less effective. As if they're using less medicine or something.
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not sure how effective it is

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
SamanthaB - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
After using this product, I’m not entirely sure what it does. It didn’t reduce the size of the hemorrhoid, but it at least didn’t get any bigger. Thankfully I didn’t have any pain or discomfort from mine and maybe that was because I began using this as soon as I realized it was there. It was extremely greasy, but that doesn’t really bother me. It’s honestly the only product I’ve had to use for this ailment so don’t have a lot to compare it to.
effectiveness: 3 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Excellent Product

3 out of 5 stars
dabbu - 3 years ago
originally posted on Preparation H
very good product nice very nice excellent some has got
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this doesn't help at all

1 out of 5 stars
ZDF_DE - 4 years ago
did not work for me at all, does not help to relief pain and nothing reacting. It is super greasy and I will rather try something else.
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Magic

5 out of 5 stars
- 5 years ago
originally posted on Preparation H
This product works like magic! I struggled for a while with haemorrhoids and the first time I used it I could not believe how quick it worked! It does exactly what it says on the package and more. I absolutely love it!
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Not what it used to be.

3 out of 5 stars
- 5 years ago
originally posted on Preparation H
I'm not sure what changed over the years but this just didnt provide much if any relief for me. If anything, it felt like I was applying greasy hand cream. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Great

5 out of 5 stars
- 5 years ago
originally posted on Preparation H
I really liked this. It work very well. It worked instantly. It took care of the burning and itching.I like that it don't have a strong odor. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Excellent product that works!

5 out of 5 stars
- 5 years ago
originally posted on Preparation H
It is hard to find a product that works, but Preparation H® is now the go to product. It works quickly and very effetively. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who needs a product that works! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Better than the cream

4 out of 5 stars
- 5 years ago
originally posted on Preparation H
I've had this pain in the rear for several years. I purchased the cream, thinking it would help. It did, temporarily, but it ended up wearing off too fast and just making a mess. So I switched to the ointment, and I'm glad I did. It's a little oily, and hence makes handwashing a bit more of a chore after application, but it seems to last longer and doesn't end up in my underpants like the cream did. As I sit in an office 8 hours a day, I don't foresee this issue ever completely subsiding, so in the future I'll go for the ointment when things flare up again. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Hey, it works!

5 out of 5 stars
- 5 years ago
originally posted on Preparation H
Ok let's be real- writing a review of hemorrhoid cream is a strange thing to do. But I feel like it is worth mentioning that this stuff is classic for a reason- it works! I've had two kids, and as many mothers would know, sometimes you get side effects that just never seem to go away. I have a persistent, minor, reoccurring hemorrhoid that pops up (literally!) every so often. It's annoying but not serious enough for medical intervention, so I use this ointment and it helps. The annoying thing seems to go right away and leave me alone for a while. No itching or burning- problem solved! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Preparation H works!

5 out of 5 stars
- 5 years ago
originally posted on Preparation H
I know that Preparation H is a trusted brand, so when I needed it, this ointment was the one I decided to try. It truly works and it works quickly! It has a pleasant scent and was so cooling with the first use. It helped greatly with the pain and discomfort I was feeling. I definitely recommend this product to others and I know it will be the brand I will use again when needed. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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