Children's Hospital Colorado

Hydrocortisone Rectal Ointment (Anusol HC)

Disclaimer: The below information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational and reference purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information. Please call your primary care provider or our ParentSmartTM Healthline with any questions. Pediatric nurses are available 24/7 at 720-777-0123.

You can use hydrocortisone ointment to help provide temporary relief of rectal pain from hemorrhoids and also for rectal itching.


  • Anusol HC Ointment: Put the ointment on the rectal area twice daily for 2-6 days,

Extra Notes and Warnings:

  • This is an over-the-counter (OTC) drug. You can buy it at the drugstore.

Brand Names:

  • Analpram HC
  • Anusol HC
  • Preparation H Hydrocortisone

Read the instructions and warnings on the package insert for all medicines you take.