How do I treat hemorrhoids away from home?

To treat hemorrhoids while you’re away from home, we recommend using the wipes included in RectiCare Complete Hemorrhoid Care System. These contain the highest concentrations of lidocaine and phenylephrine HCl available over the counter, so they provide fast-acting, effective hemorrhoid relief. They’re also individually wrapped, so you can carry them with you discreetly when you’re on the go.

What if my hemorrhoids are bleeding?

Bleeding is a key issue associated with hemorrhoids. If you experience rectal bleeding, you should see your doctor. While bleeding may be a symptom of hemorrhoids, it can also be a result of a more serious condition such as colorectal or anal cancer.

Why do I get hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels around the anus, which can be internal or external. They are typically caused by constipation, diarrhea or straining while going to the bathroom. The condition can also occur because of increased vein pressure or hormone changes during pregnancy.

Should I go to a doctor for my hemorrhoids?

If you have health concerns always consult your doctor.

How do I prevent hemorrhoids?

Some basic guidelines can lessen your chances of getting hemorrhoids. Drink 6–8 glasses of water each day and eat foods that are high in fiber (like whole grains, fruits and vegetables) to help you avoid straining during bowel movements.

Regular exercise helps to prevent constipation and added pressure on your veins. Long periods of standing or sitting (especially on the toilet) can also increase pressure on the veins in the anus, making hemorrhoids more likely.

What if I don’t have hemorrhoids but I have anorectal pain?

Persistent anorectal pain may be a sign of a more serious condition. Consult your doctor. He or she may recommend RectiCare for symptomatic relief.

Do hemorrhoids go away?

Small internal or external hemorrhoids may disappear within a short time, but enlarged internal hemorrhoids may take much longer.

Which type of hemorrhoid product is better: a cream or a wipe?

The creams are great for at-home use (when you have privacy), but a wipe can be a better option when you’re at work or traveling.

The wipes included in RectiCare Complete contain the highest concentrations of lidocaine and phenylephrine HCl available over the counter, so they provide fast-acting, effective hemorrhoid relief. They’re also individually wrapped, so you can carry them with you discreetly no matter where you go.

How is RectiCare different from other over-the-counter hemorrhoid products?

RectiCare products contain the highest percentage of lidocaine available without a prescription to relieve pain and irritation.

The RectiCare Complete Hemorrhoid Care System also contains the maximum strength of phenylephrine HCl available over the counter to shrink swollen tissue.

How are RectiCare Wipes different than other wipes?

Many hemorrhoid wipes are only used for cleansing the affected area, or they contain ingredients like witch hazel that can irritate and dry the sensitive tissues.

What is the difference between RectiCare Cream and RectiCare Complete?

RectiCare Anorectal Cream contains 5% lidocaine, a local anesthetic that provides fast relief from pain, itching and burning from a number of anorectal disorders. This is the highest lidocaine strength available over the counter. The cream includes (10) finger cots for hygienic application.

RectiCare Complete Hemorrhoid Care System is a unique kit that has everything you need to manage your hemorrhoids effectively, conveniently and hygienically, both at home and on the go. It includes both RectiCare Advanced Hemorrhoidal Cream (with 10 non-latex finger cots for hygienic application) and 8 individually packaged RectiCare Advanced Hemorrhoidal Wipes for convenience and portability.

The advanced, dual action formulas in both products relieve the discomfort of hemorrhoids while shrinking and protecting the swollen tissue, with the highest percentage of lidocaine and phenylephrine HCl available over the counter.

  • Includes 10 non-latex finger cots for hygienic application
  • Individually packaged wipes (8) for convenience and discreet portability

Which RectiCare product should I be using?

Reference the chart below to see which product has the features you need for your symptoms.

Recticare Chart

Will RectiCare stain?

No, RectiCare products do not stain clothing.

Can I use RectiCare if I am pregnant or nursing?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before using RectiCare.

Can I flush the wipes in the toilet?

RectiCare Wipes are not biodegradable. As such, we do not recommend flushing.

Why do I need RectiCare wipes?

Wipes are not only discreet, but also medicated for on-the-go relief so you can get the relief you need no matter where you are.

What are the finger cots and why do I need them?

The non-latex finger cots allow for hygienic application, since the finger doesn’t come into contact with the product or the area being treated.

Is there an expiration date on RectiCare?

All RectiCare products have an expiration date that is located on the box.

How do I open the RectiCare cap?

RectiCare contains the highest percentage of lidocaine available without a prescription, so the Consumer Product Safety Commission requires child-resistant packaging for our creams.

If you have a RectiCare product without a plastic safety seal, then you have our new cap. This can be opened by pressing downward and turning counter-clockwise, just like you would open a traditional pill bottle.

If you have a RectiCare product with our original cap and plastic seal, here is the easiest way to open the package:

Step 1: Find the perforation and remove the safety seal.
Step 2: Lay the tube in your dominant hand so that the tip of the tube is near your index finger point.
Step 3: Pinch firmly where the neck of the tube flares and the hard plastic meets the body of the tube.
Step 4: Press down slightly on the cap, while holding your pinch as to not put any pressure on the main body of the tube where the cream is stored.
Step 5: Turn the cap slightly counter clockwise, no more than one quarter turn. Pull directly up on the cap.

To return the cap, place it directly onto the tube’s opening and push down slightly. Then gently turn clockwise no more than a quarter turn until you feel a click.

Why do you put a safety cap on RectiCare?

RectiCare contains the highest percentage of lidocaine available without a prescription, so the Consumer Product Safety Commission requires child-resistant packaging for our creams.

How do I open RectiCare Wipes?

RectiCare Wipes contain the highest percentage of lidocaine available without a prescription, so the Consumer Product Safety Commission requires child-resistant packaging for RectiCare. To open, fold back on the dotted line at the corner of the package and then tear at the arrow or use scissors.

How much RectiCare cream should I use?

Use an amount sufficient to cover the painful/swollen area or as directed by your physician.

What sizes are available of RectiCare Anorectal Cream?

RectiCare Anorectal Cream is available in two tube sizes: 30 g and 15 g.

How do I get a coupon?

Please visit our coupon page or click here to print an in-store coupon.

Is RectiCare physician-recommended?

Yes, RectiCare is recommended by colon and rectal surgeons.

How often should I apply RectiCare?

When using RectiCare Anorectal Cream or RectiCare Anorectal Wipes: for adults and children 12 years and older, the cream or wipes can be used up to 6 times daily, or after each bowel movement.

When using the RectiCare Complete Hemorrhoid Care System: For adults and children 12 years and older, apply externally to the affected area up to 4 times daily. Due to the active ingredients in the RectiCare Complete Hemorrhoid Care System, do not exceed a combined total of 4 applications of Cream and/or Wipes per day.