The Rectal Rocket: For Hemorrhoids and Rectal Fissures
The "rectal rocket" is a special suppository design for hemorrhoids that rivals traditional suppositories in three ways:
- It does not get lost in the rectum, but remains at the point of insertion.
- It treats internal and external hemorrhoids simultaneously.
- The patient can expel gas without losing the suppository.
How Does the Rectal Rocket Work?
The rectal rocket features a countoured frontend and a flared bottom. The benefit of this design is two-fold. The overall shape of the suppository allows it to remain at the point of insertion without lapsing into the rectum. In addition, the flared bottom remains in continual contact with the outer surface of the anus, treating external hemorrhoids as well as internal. There is also a slit for flatulence running the length of the suppository that allows the patient to pass gas without losing the suppository.
Where Can I Get Rectal Rockets?
Rectal rockets are made at PCCA member pharmacies, which are compounding pharmacies. Compounding pharmacies create custom medications for patients in forms and doses that aren't available commercially. We at Boudreaux's Specialty Compounding would love to fill your prescription, but there is probably a PCCA member compounding pharmacy in your area that is equipped to create rectal rockets. For help finding a compounding pharmacy in your area, try Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Ask.com Maps & Directions, Switchboard.com, MapQuest, or SuperPages.