Faktu ointment and suppositories – use | side effects

Faktu (ointment and suppositories) is a medicine that contains cinchocaine and policresulen. It belongs to a group of medicines for the treatment of hemorrhoids. The main active ingredient of the medicament is policresulen. Policresulen affect on damaged tissue, while it has no effect on helathy tissue. Cinchocaine has a role to reduce the pain and itching of hemorrhoids.

They are used in the treatment of hemorrhoids, especially if they are accompanied by inflammation and bleeding. This medicine inhibit bleeding and also speeds up the process of healing hemorrhoids. It has an antiseptic effect, that prevents the occurrence of infection.


It can not be used or can be used, only with great caution in the following conditions:

  • If you are allergic to policresulen or cinchocaine or other similar medications. Allergy symptoms include:
    • skin rash,
    • itching,
    • redness,
    • swelling of the face,
    • tongue swelling,
    • throat swelling,
    • difficulty breathing. Allergies can cause anaphylactic shock and which can be deadly!
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you are under 18 years of age

Use of Faktu during pregnancy and lactation

It is not recommended use of this drug during pregnancy, although there is no data of use of this drug in pregnant women. Your doctor will decide whether you can apply this medicament during pregnancy.

It is not known whether Faktu passes into breast milk. Avoid breast-feeding while using Faktu.

Faktu use

Faktu is available in the form of a suppository and in the form of ointment.

Faktu ointment

Faktu ointment should be applied to the affected area 2-3 times a day.


Faktu ointment is usually applied in the rectum using the applicator that comes with this ointment. The applicator is screwed onto a flexible tube which is then squeezed into the central passageway after the tube is inserted in the anus.

Ointment should be used after emptying the bowel.

Keep in mind that you can stain your clothes, because the ointment melts at body temperature. You can wear the cartridge to prevent stains on your clothes.

Ointment should be applied as long as your doctor recommends.

Faktu suppositories

Faktu suppositories are inserted into the rectum after emptying the bowel. Use Faktu suppositories at morning, evening and during the day as needed. It is usually administered 2-3 times a day.

The initial dose is one suppository 2-3 times a day. When you reach a sufficient effect, the dose can be reduced to one suppository once a day.

Suppositories should be applied as long as your doctor recommends.

Use with other medicines (Interactions)

There are no known interactions between this and other medications.

Tell your doctor about all medicines as well as herbal medicines you are taking.

Faktu side effects

It can cause the following side effects:

  • feelings like sensation or itching,
  • redness of the skin,
  • creating a papule and allergic reactions.

All of these side effects disappear very quickly.

Faktu can cause the allergic reaction, although very rarely.

Symptoms of an Faktu allergic reaction include:

  1. itching,
  2. redness,
  3. swelling,
  4. anaphylactic shock.

Contact your doctor if you notice any of the side effects.


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