Equate Maximum Strength Pain Relief Hemorrhoidal Cream Review

Equate Maximum Strength Pain Relief Hemorrhoidal Cream Review

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Dylan Wingate BScPhm, RPh

What is Equate Maximum Strength Pain Relief Hemorrhoidal Cream?

Equate Maximum Strength Pain Relief Hemorrhoidal Cream is a topical ointment for relief from hemorrhoids. This cream contains active ingredients to soothe pain and burning as well as to shrink hemorrhoidal tissue and protect the affected area. It is therefore designed to enhance the healing of hemorrhoids by treating some of the underlying factors and also relieving some of the symptoms. We have researched the ingredients to determine their effects and investigated the price and customer service that the manufacturer offers.

Ingredients

  • Glycerin
  • Phenylephrine
  • Pramoxine
  • White petrolatum

Phenylephrine is related to adrenaline, so it causes the blood vessels near haemorrhoidal tissue to constrict, which reduces blood flow to the area. This causes a reduction in swelling and helps to reverse tissue engorgement which is essentially what hemorrhoids are.

Pramoxine is a local anaesthetic. It blocks channels on nerve cells that are normally responsible for conducting sodium ions into the cells. Nerve cells need sodium ions coming into them in order to send messages to the brain. When pramoxine blocks sodium channels, messages of pain or itching cannot be conducted to the brain.

The glycerine is used as a lubricating agent to prevent any physical trauma from causing more damage to the haemorrhoidal tissue. The white petrolatum is added because it is a good moisturising agent.

Dosage

The affected area must be cleansed before applying this product. The manufacturer suggests using an appropriate cleansing wipe. The cream can be applied to the affected area up to 4 times a day. A dispensing cap is provided to make the application more comfortable and simple. For the sake of hygiene, the dispensing cap should be cleaned after each use.

What is the Cost?

The manufacturer uses third-party retailers to distribute a product. Currently, Equate Maximum Strength Pain Relief Hemorrhoidal Cream is available for $7.20 for one 1.8 oz. tube or $10.24 for two 1.8 oz. tubes. The retailers do not appear to offer any bigger bulk purchasing discounts or any subscription services.

Manufacturer’s Guarantee

The product is satisfaction guaranteed meaning that the manufacturer will replace it or give the customer their money back if they are not satisfied with the product. The manufacturer does not state how long the guarantee is valid for nor what condition the product must be returned in, but they do leave contact details on the product’s box.

Our Final Review of Equate Maximum Strength Pain Relief Hemorrhoidal Cream

The ingredients added to this product are quite well considered and they have sufficient scientific evidence to support their effects that can help to speed up the healing of hemorrhoids. The price for this product is also quite fair, but it is also disappointing that the manufacturer does not offer discounts for bulk purchases. It is also quite unfortunate that the manufacturer is not more clear about their guarantee because customers are unsure about whether they are protected or not. We suggest looking at some other products which have bulk purchasing options and guarantees.

What is Equate Maximum Strength Pain Relief Hemorrhoidal Cream? Equate Maximum Strength Pain Relief Hemorrhoidal Cream is a topical ointment for relief from hemorrhoids. This cream contains active ingredients to soothe pain and burning as well as to shrink hemorrhoidal tissue and protect the affected area. It is therefore designed…
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Dylan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and has also completed an Accredited Canadian Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program. He is a registered pharmacist in Toronto, and is a strong advocate not only for the drugs he dispenses, but also for alternative therapies and herbal medicine in order to improve the efficacy of those prescribed drugs. Dylan believes passionately in a holistic view of medicine and because of this sticks to the Whole30 diet as well as working out regularly. He loves exercising outdoors - swimming during the summer and playing ice hockey during the freezing Canadian winter months.


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