What is the difference between RectiCare Anorectal Cream and RectiCare Advanced Hemorrhoidal Cream?

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.

RectiCare Advanced Hemorrhoidal Cream contains the highest percentage of lidocaine and phenylephrine HCl available over the counter, with the addition of two protectants. The advanced formula relieves the discomfort of hemorrhoids while shrinking and protecting the swollen tissue.

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. It can also be a heredity condition.

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.

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.

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 Advanced Hemorrhoidal Cream also contains the maximum strength of phenylephrine HCl available over the counter to shrink swollen tissue, with the addition of two protectants.

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. RectiCare Wipes contain the same powerful ingredients as the cream but in an easy to use, on the go wipe.

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.

What happened to the finger cots?

Due to California’s Proposition 65, we have decided to no longer provide finger cots with RectiCare products. If you would like finger cots mailed to you, please call our customer service at: 888-548-0900 ext. 231

Is there an expiration date on RectiCare?

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

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: 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 Advanced Hemorrhoidal Cream: For adults and children 12 years and older, apply externally to the affected area up to 4 times daily. Due to the active ingredients, do not exceed a combined total of 4 applications of Cream and/or Wipes per day.