A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Anusol-HC are used for reducing swelling, itching, and discomfort associated with certain rectal conditions, including hemorrhoids.
Redness, burning, or itching may occur at the place where you have applied the ointment. If any of these effects worsen or continues, consult your doctor immediately.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur, i.e., rectal bleeding, change in skin appearance, skin redness/tenderness/pus or other signs of infection.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unusual. However, seek immediate medical help if you suffer from any serious allergic reaction.