Do off-brand Hemorrhoid Creams Work?

Off-brand products tend be less expensive. And some would argue that they are less effective than a brand name. But can you really find relief with an off-brand hemorrhoid cream the same way you would with a name brand? What helps hemorrhoids and how can you find the best product? Let’s take a look at what the difference is between on and off brand creams.

What’s ‘Off-Brand’ Mean?

An off-brand product is an unknown or unpopular retailer with similar product features only less expensive. The differences between the two can vary, depending on the product; however, they most likely wouldn’t differ at all.

Branded ingredients come straight from the manufacturer. Most of what you’re paying for in cosmetics and skin care creams, for example, are the packaging and branding. While most of the ingredients are almost identical to off-brands, you need to research it for yourself and ask your doctor what he thinks is right for you.

Allergy medications, for example, are required to have identical active ingredients in all brands. They need to meet requirements in order to be sold to the public. The same goes for hemorrhoid creams. The FDA puts regulations on all over-the-counter medications and creams, so as last as the cream you’re picking up is medicated, it should contain similar active ingredients to the branded version.

Where products can differ is in the inactive ingredients. Doctor Butler’s ointments contain our proprietary mix of herbs, minerals and an amino acid for added soothing benefits. Other product differentiators include the use of certain preservatives, fragrances, the feel of the ointment, and whether the product includes an applicator. We’ve carefully considered all of this and make our product paraben and fragrance free, and have designed the ointment to work with an included applicator.

Purchasing an Effective Hemorrhoid Cream

When you’re looking for a cream to soothe and relieve pain, compare reviews and ingredients, or ask your doctor what to look for in an ointment to help with hemorrhoid pain. They will most likely recommend a product they’re familiar with and they know to work for their patients.

Depending on the brand (off-brand or other), you may look for a cream that is, for example, less greasy or will dry quickly. Just remember that it’s important you find one with the active ingredients that are found in creams either advised or prescribed by your doctor. Namely, Lidocaine and Phenylephrine for hemorrhoid relief.

So does an off-brand hemorrhoid cream really work? Again, the proof is in the ingredients and the customer reviews. Check ours out, we guarantee you’ll be happy with what you find. (We even offer a satisfaction guarantee in case you try it and don’t like it.)

When you need immediate relief for your hemorrhoids, look no further. Doctor Butler’s Hemorrhoid & Fissure Ointment is one of the number one selling ointments and has been helping people find relief and healing. Still have a question? Contact our office today!

About Robert Cutler, D.O.

Dr. Robert Cutler has performed duties as a specialist in the field of Proctology over 30 years as a practicing physician. Over this time, he has had great success integrating patient care from both an efficiency standpoint and as a practical approach to holistic and preventative medicine.

Dr. Cutler also performs FDA approved Clinical Trials and has had formal research training in Human Subject Assurance Training, OHRP/NIH and Good Clinical Practice for Investigators, Quintiles. Dr. Cutler continues to work on creating more affordable solutions to help people who are affected by ano-rectal problems as well as various chronic or acute skin issues.

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