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Cinchocaine is used in combination with a steroid (hydrocortisone or prednisolone) for reducing the swelling, soreness, itching and pain due to hemorrhoids (piles) and to treat itching (pruritus) in anal canal. It is also used to relieve pain in ear and for diagnosis of a particular enzyme deficiency called butyrylcholinesterase.

How it works

Cinchocaine belongs to a category of drugs called as local anesthetics. It works by blocking function of certain nerves that are responsible for pain perception at a particular part of the body when applied over that area.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Thinning of skin


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Expert advice

  • Do not use the ointment on other body parts except the anal region.
  • Do not use the ointment for more than 7 days.
  • Do not use waterproof dressing to cover the area on which the ointment is applied.
  • Inform your doctor before taking the medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions


Q. What is cinchocaine used for?
Cinchocaine is used to treat hemorrhoids (piles), pruritus (itching of anal canal) or in the diagnosis of deficiency of an enzyme called as butrylcholinesterase.
Q. How does cinchocaine work?
Cinchocaine works by blocking certain nerves that are responsible for causing pain at a particular area.
Q. What is cinchocaine and prednisolone?
Cinchocaine is a local anesthetic while prednisolone is a steroid (used to reduce inflammation). They are commonly used in combination to treat hemorrhoids or pruritus in anal canal.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)