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OTC treatment of haemorrhoids

Alan Nathan summarises the contents and mode of action, and use of OTC haemorrhoid preparations

This CPD module is about OTC haemorrhoid preparations. It explains what products are available, what they contain, how they should be used, and any cautions and contraindications.


To increase knowledge of OTC haemorrhoid products and their safe, effective use


After completing this module you should:

  • Be familiar with the various OTC haemorrhoid preparations and what they contain
  • Be confident about recommending, and advising on, haemorrhoid treatments.


Alan Nathan is a pharmacy writer and consultant.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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