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Anusol (also AnuSol) is a brand of medications that can be used to treat hemorrhoids (also known as piles). The Anusol range includes creams, ointments, and the suppository form of treatment. Anusol is now known under the brand name Tucks in the United States and some other areas while still being marketed under the Anusol name in other markets. The active ingredients and usage remains unchanged.[1]

It is prescription-only in some jurisdictions, but available over the counter in the United States, Canada, and the UK.[2]

Active ingredients[edit]

The active ingredient in Anusol ointment and suppositories is zinc sulfate monohydrate which helps decrease the irritation in the area and acts as an astringent. The active ingredient in Anusol plus is zinc sulfate monohydrate and pramoxine HCL which is antipruritic (also found in Gold Bond).[1]


Balsam of Peru is an ingredient in Anusol.[2] People who are allergic to Balsam of Peru may experience pruritus and contact dermatitis in the perianal region, possibly due to unabsorbed substances in the feces.[3][4]


  1. ^ "About Anusol Official Site". Archived from the original on 2012-06-28.
  2. ^ "Balsam of Peru contact allergy". December 28, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  3. ^ Richard J. G. Rycroft (2001). Textbook of Contact Dermatitis. Springer. ISBN 9783540668428. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  4. ^ Thomas P. Habif (2009). Clinical Dermatology. Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN 0323080375. Retrieved March 6, 2014.

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