Long-term Use Of Pain Medication For Hemorrhoid Patients?

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Good afternoon … I want to ask … I am currently diagnosed with grade 4 hemorrhoids. Actually, the surgeon has already been advised to operate immediately. But since the info from the bpjs was not yet available, finally I was still waiting. During the process of waiting for a room to be available, I took Anastan Forte as a pain reliever that I felt. Especially sick after bowel movements. I want to ask, is it safe or not I take the medicine? I’ve used 12 caplets.

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Hello, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com

First of all, I want to confirm beforehand, whether the drug was actually prescribed by your surgeon?

Anastan Forte is a drug that contains mefenamic acid. Mefenamic acid is a hard drug that you should not use if you have not consulted a doctor directly and you should not have bought it without a prescription from a doctor. Indiscriminate use of this drug can certainly cause side effects, ranging from nausea, vomiting, heartburn, flatulence, diarrhea or constipation, to can also cause kidney disorders. If you use this medicine yourself (without consulting a doctor first), you should stop using the drug. If it is your doctor who prescribes it, try to take medication if you experience pain that you simply cannot stand.

Some things you can do to help reduce your pain:

 Compress your hemorrhoids with a cold compress (do it for the first 3 days only) Do a sitz bath that is soaking your anus area in warm water for 15-20 minutes, 3-4 times a day Make sure you do not apply too strongly during bowel movements Make sure you do not experience constipation with eat enough fiber, drink enough, and do enough physical activity. Ask for topical medications that can help reduce pain and swelling of your hemorrhoids with your surgeon.

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