Rectal pathologies (Crohn's disease, anal fissures, etc.) are accompanied by significant discomfort and adversely affect the quality of life. Relief Ultra and Relief Advance help reduce negative symptoms. They have both similarities and differences.
Similarities of compositions
Drugs are similar in that they contain cocoa butter and shark liver oil. These ingredients cause a pronounced softening, hemostatic, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of drugs.
What is the difference
These drugs have a different mechanism to relieve pain. The drug with the designation "Advance" is benzocaine. This active substance suppresses the impulse that provokes painful sensations.
Hydrocortisone, which is present in Relif Ultra, suppresses inflammation, which is the main cause of pain.
Medicines are also different and release formats. Ultra is made only in the form of candles for hemorrhoids, and Advance - in the form of ointment and suppositories.
In addition Advance has fewer contraindications to use than Ultra. However, both drugs cannot be used during pregnancy and lactation.
Which is better - Relief Ultra or Relief Advance?
It is impossible to isolate the best drug, because the choice of medication depends on the picture of the disease.
Ultra is more often prescribed for chronic inflammation of hemorrhoids, which is accompanied by severe pain, anal bleeding and itching. This drug quickly suppresses the inflammatory process, improves the condition of eczema and erosion. The drug perfectly eliminates puffiness and exudate.
In acute pain, ointment or Advance suppositories help more quickly. Similar symptoms are characteristic of thrombotic lesion of hemorrhoids and anal fissures. The drug helps to get rid of pain after surgical and diagnostic procedures.
Can I take at the same time
In some cases, the doctor may prescribe the simultaneous use of these pharmaceutical products. However, before such therapy it is necessary to undergo all the necessary examinations.
Contraindications in the use of drugs Relief Ultra and Relief Advance
Both drugs are not prescribed for hypersensitivity to the ingredients of their composition. Other contraindications:
- Itsenko-Cushing syndrome;
- oncology of the rectum.
With caution, medications are prescribed for thyrotoxicosis, diabetes mellitus, pathologies of the urinary tract and hypertension.
Side Effects of Relief Ultra and Relief Advance
Most often, patients calmly tolerate the action of these drugs. In some situations, in the area of the anus can be noted:
If such manifestations occur, therapy should be discontinued.
An overdose of drugs can cause the formation of ulcers and erosions on the mucous membranes of the intestines. To prevent negative reactions, medication should be administered in accordance with the requirements of the instructions.
How to use
Medicines are used 3-4 times a day. If hemorrhoids protrude from the anus, it is advisable to use ointment, in other cases - suppositories.
Before using candles or ointments, it is necessary to empty the intestines with an enema, as well as to make all necessary hygienic procedures.
The tool in the form of ointment is applied to the problem areas with a thin layer. In the box with the drug is a convenient applicator.
Suppositories are placed directly in the anus. Before the procedure, the candle should be warmed in the palms.
Pharmacy sales terms
Both drugs have over-the-counter sales. However, before using them should consult a doctor.
Drugs have about the same cost. A pack of 12 drug suppositories Ultra costs about 490-520 rubles. A package of 12 Advance candles will cost about 440-470 rubles. A medicine in the form of an ointment costs no more than 460-480 rubles.
Mikhail Trunin, proctologist, Syktyvkar:
The drug Relief Advance effectively relieves pain. Relief occurs within 10-20 minutes after the injection of the candle. Ultra is better to use with medication for hemorrhoids, accompanied by bleeding.
Arkady Varnaukhov, phlebologist, Krasnodar:
Both drugs from this lineup are well proven in the treatment of damage to the intestinal mucosa. Ultra is best used for acute pain, and Advance - after surgical interventions. For the prevention of complications, you can use Advance ointment. It quickly relieves inflammation and itching. If you follow the instructions of the doctor, these medicines will not cause any adverse reactions.
Valeria Temnikova, 39 years old, Lipetsk
During the whole period of pregnancy, I was haunted by constipation. As a result, I began to develop inflammation of hemorrhoids. Pain syndrome was extremely pronounced. Things reached the point that I hardly stood, sat and walked. After the birth of my son, I began to take the form of Relif, which contains benzocaine. The drug has a fast and persistent effect. Adverse reactions during its reception was not observed. The only drawback - for the period of therapy had to stop breastfeeding.
Viktor Shapovalov, 44, Ekaterinburg:
8 years working as a taxi driver. Recently, my hemorrhoids began to develop. I took sick leave and went to the doctor. The specialist prescribed the drug Relief Ultra. Candles quickly eliminated puffiness and inflammation. Previously, he used another drug, but he did not give such a quick effect. Now every six months I go through a prophylactic course in order not to encounter discomfort again. If earlier I even planned to quit a taxi, now I am not going to do that.
Valery Poroshin, 39 years old, Tyumen:
I work as a cook. Recently I was very poisoned, but I had to go to work. A friend recommended candles Relief Ultra. Discomfort passed after 3-4 hours and no longer appeared. But I continued treatment to avoid problems in the future.