Hemorrhoids, which remain one of the most common colorectal complains, have been classified into three types: internal, external, and mixed (both internal and external). Currently, there are a variety of therapeutic options for hemorrhoids, and the severity of hemorrhoidal disease determines the proper therapy. In our state-of-the-art compounding lab, we offer a uniquely designed suppository that is used primarily to treat mixed hemorrhoids and also is used for the treatment of anal fissures.
The Rectal Rocket, as we lovingly refer to it, delivers lidocaine and hydrocortisone directly to the site of inflammation and heals injured tissue. Unlike commercially available suppositories that lapse into the rectum, the flared end of the Rectal Rocket and its comparatively larger size ensure that the medication remains in contact with the affected tissue for four to six hours and heals most hemorrhoids in two doses.
The Rectal Rocket holds the medication at the receptor site, thereby simultaneously treating both internal and external hemorrhoids. In patients with mixed hemorrhoids, it eliminates the need for using both a cream for external application and a traditional suppository, which lapses into the colon and does not remain at the site of inflammation. Another advantage is that the strength of the medications can be lower than that used in traditional suppositories because a Rectal Rocket remains in place for a longer period of time.
Rectal Rockets do require a prescription. If you are interested, please stop by the pharmacy and pick up a handout to take to your doctor.