Pilex Ointment Benefits, Uses & Side Effects

Pilex ointment is an ayurvedic proprietary medicine manufactured by The Himalaya Drug Company. It is commonly used in combination with Pilex Tablets in hemorrhoids and fissure.

Pilex ointment application reduces burning sensation during bowel movement, itching, discomfort and pain, which occur due to either fissure or hemorrhoids. It also helps reducing the size of hemorrhoid mass.

Ingredients (Composition)

IngredientOintment Contains
Lajjalu  – (Lajwanti Sensitive Plant) – Mimosa Pudica5%
Bhringraj (Eclipta Alba)3%
Nirgundi – Vitex Negundo3%
Zergul (Marigold) – Calendula officinalis2%
Karpura (camphor) – Cinnamomum Camphora1.23%
Tankan (Borax)1%
Yashad bhasma1%

Medicinal Properties

  1. Anti-inflammatory
  2. Analgesic
  3. Antihistaminic
  4. Wound healing
  5. Anti-microbial
  6. Anti- hemorrhoidal (shrinks hemorrhoid mass)

Therapeutic Indications

Pilex ointment is helpful in following health conditions.

  1. Fissures
  2. Itching
  3. Hemorrhoids
  4. Feeling of discomfort or pain at the excretory opening
  5. Pregnancy induced hemorrhoids

Benefits & Uses


Pilex ointment is promising remedy for fissures. It reduces associated pain that occurs during bowel movement. It should be applied before and after bowel movement for best results. Furthermore, Ointment has soothing action and it heals cuts or fissures and itching, which are main concerns of fissure.

Promotes smooth bowel movement

Constipation with hard and dry stool is the main cause of fissure. Using Pilex ointment before bowel movement provides soothing action to the mucosal wall, which helps easier evacuation of feces.

Caution & Side Effects

Pilex ointment is LIKELY SAFE and there are no side effects observed with the use of Pilex Ointment.

Direction of Use

Pilex ointment comes with an applicator.

  1. Wash the applicator properly before using it.
  2. Apply the Pilex ointment before and after bowel movement with the help of the applicator.
  3. Wash the applicator with warm water using soap to keep it hygienic and reusable.

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  1. majrul islam says

    Is it possible that by using both Pilex cream and pill the piles should be disappear totally?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      In mild cases of piles, it is possible. If one has fissures, it provides a complete relief within 1 to 2 weeks.

  2. ASHWANI says

    Can Pilex tablet/ointment be used in itching without consultation of doctor? If yes what will be the dosages of tab. Pilex and for how much time it is to be used. Please guide.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      One should consult the doctor before using Pilex.

  3. Bhumdhen says

    Is it advisable to apply pilex ointment in morning?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, Pilex can be applied in the morning. It would be better to apply it before defecation and after defecation as well for best results.

  4. Samuel says

    Can I apply Pilex ointment at night/before bed? Also what is the approx push-able dose of the ointment? Please help. Urgent.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, Pilex ointment can be applied at night. After inserting its nozzle, it should be pressed and pushed out slowly for its optimum dosage.

  5. VINOD SHARMA . says

    Can Pilex be effective in 3rd degree hemorrhoids?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      It may not help.

  6. Thatipamula Naresh says

    Does Pilex Cream work in fissure and pain due to it occurring while passing stool?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, Pilex Cream can help to treat fissure.

  7. Khalid H Lakdawala says

    Hello Doctor,

    Can I use Pilex ointment for Proctitis symptoms?


  8. Aniruddha says

    I am using Pilex, I have fissures, and I am getting good benefits by using Pilex. It truly removes the itching and gives relief. I apply it 5 times a day and could result in easy stool pass … I recommend it even if you need not consult a doctor

  9. Rizwan says

    Hi sir, I suffering from mild piles from last month. My condition is painful fecal excretion n i feel a tiny mass outside which cause pain.
    Does pilex helps to remove this mass?

  10. shaji says

    Can i use pilex ointment for a long time?

  11. Habeeba says

    Is it cure for hemorrhoid bleeding and itching during pregnancy of 5month

  12. Annapurna says

    Can I use this pilex if have blood in stool due to cuts in fissure

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, you can use pilex ointment for fissure.

  13. Raj says

    I have to insert nozzle inside anus and press or not please give me answer?

    1. Ayur Times says

      Yes, squeeze the tube from its end.

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