LP3 Network Free Webinar - Veterinary Compounding, A Customized Approach

Download in electronic PDF format for $25



Search the Complete Journal Archives

The Rectal Rocket: A Two-Day Treatment for Hemorrhoids

Author(s):  Vail Jane

Issue:  May/Jun 2007 - Pain Management
View All Articles in Issue

Abstract:  Hemorrhoids, which remain one of the most common colorectal complaints, have been classified into three types: (1) internal, (2) external, and (3) internal-external (mixed). Currently, there are a variety of therapeutic options for hemorrhoids, and the severity of hemorrhoidal disease determines the proper therapy. Added to the present armamentarium of therapies is a uniquely designed suppository that is used primarily to treat internal and external hemorrhoids and also is used for the treatment of anal fissures. The Rectal Rocket, designed by compounding pharmacists Robert and Jerry Boudreaux, delivers lidocaine and hydrocortisone directly to the site of inflammation and heals injured tissue. In this interview, Robert Boudreaux, RPh, and his son, Douglas Boudreaux, PD, discuss the history, design, mode of action, and availability of this unique preparation.

Related Keywords: Jane Vail, Rectal Rocket, suppository, hemorrhoids, lidocaine, hydrocortisone, pain control, pain management, analgesia, anesthetics, inflammation, anti-inflammatory agents

Related Categories: FORMULATIONS, GASTROENTEROLOGY, PAIN MANAGEMENT, DOSAGE FORMS/DRUG CARRIERS

Printer-Friendly Version

Related Articles from IJPC
Title (Click for Abstract / Details) Author Issue Page View/Buy
The Rectal Rocket: A Two-Day Treatment for Hemorrhoids Vail Jane May/Jun 2007 194-199 Buy
Efficacy and Clinical Value of Commonly Used Ingredients in Pain Management Compounds: A Literature Review Beshay Sarah M, Rivera Gerard, Balthasar Jan, Florea Naomi Jul/Aug 2015 295-300 Buy
Compounded Analgesic Therapy for Disorders of Movement: Arthritis, Neuropathic Pain, and Postpolio Syndrome Brown Scott, Erickson Brian, Muller George, Bryant-Snure Susan J, Mestayer Richard F III May/Jun 2010 182-192 Buy
Wetting and/or Solubilizing Agents, Featured Excipient: Allen Loyd V Jr Jul/Aug 2001 310 Buy
Case Reports: Compounding to Relieve Arthritis Pain Marshall Robert, Vidaurri Vincent A, Boomsma Diane, Buchta Anthony J, Vail Jane Nov/Dec 2008 498-504 Buy
Topical Ketamine: A Review of the History, Mechanisms, Uses, Safety, and Future Rabi Joseph Mar/Apr 2016 107-113 Buy
Compounded Pain Formulations: What is the Evidence? Asbill Scott, Sweitzer Sarah M, Spigener Shuler, Romero-Sandoval Alfonso Jul/Aug 2014 278-286 Buy
Pluronic Lecithin Organogel for Local Delivery of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Frankum James, Ramsay Dale, Das Nandita G, Das Sudip K Mar/Apr 2004 101 Buy
Topical Medications for Orofacial Neuropathic Pain Bramwell Bethany L May/Jun 2010 200-203 Buy
Managing Pain with Transdermal Ketoprofen Williams KaCee D May/Jun 2010 204-206 Buy