When it comes to temporary relief of hemorrhoid pain in the form of an applicable ointment, it can probably be argued that Preparation H has the longest lasting and well known reputation on the market.

Preparation H comes to you in ointment form in a tube that also serves as an applicator.

It works to relieve painful and burning itching by shrinking swollen and irritated tissues and coating them to avoid further irritation.

Active Ingredients

Mineral oil (14%)

  • Protectant

Petrolatum (74.9%)

  • Protectant

Phenylephrine HCI (0.25%)

  • Vasoconstrictor

Inactive Ingredients

  • Enzoic acid
  • Butylated hydroxyanisole
  • Corn oil
  • Glycerin
  • Lanolin
  • Lanolin alcohols
  • Methylparaben
  • Mineral oil
  • Paraffin
  • Propylparaben
  • Purified water
  • Thymus vulgaris (thyme) flower/leaf oil
  • Tocopherols excipient
  • White wax

There are no known side effects reported from the use of Preparation H the recommended application is as needed and up to four times daily.


Preparation H comes in tubes containing 1 or two ounces and can be purchased at any pharmacy or supermarket for less than $10.00 per tube.

Preparation H Guarantee

At less than ten dollars a tube there is no specific guarantee included with the product. Preparation H is a long standing, well known product whose name and reputation stands alone.

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