Himalaya Pilex Tablets for Piles

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Himalaya Pilex is an ayurvedic proprietary medicine manufactured by The Himalaya Drug Company. Two types of product are available – Pilex Tablets and Pilex ointment. Pilex Tablets are given for the management of piles and Pilex ointment is used for local application for reducing itching, discomfort, and pain.

Pilex TabletInternal Use
Pilex OintmentFor local application

The combination of Pilex ointment and Pilex a tablet give relief from anal discomfort, reduce size of hemorrhoids and alleviate anal pain.

Pilex tablet is helpful in bleeding or non-bleeding piles, internal or external hemorrhoids and as an adjuvant therapy in varicose veins.

Ingredients (Composition)

The composition of Pilex tablets is as below.

IngredientEach Tablet Contains
Guggulu (Commiphora Wightii)0.26 mg
Purified Shilajit32 mg
Neem seeds (Azadirachta Indica)14 mg
Extracts of Following Herbs
Daruhaldi (Daruharidra) – Berberis Aristata64 mg
Amla (Amalaki or Indian Gooseberry) – Emblica officinalis32 mg
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula32 mg
Bibhitaki –  Terminalia Bellirica32 mg
Amaltas (Aragvadha ) – Cassia fistula32 mg
Kanchanara – Bauhinia Variegata32 mg
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea6 mg

Therapeutic Indications

Pilex tablets are helpful in following health conditions.

  1. Bleeding Piles
  2. Non-bleeding piles
  3. Internal or external hemorrhoids
  4. Varicose veins
  5. Anal discomfort or pain

Benefits & Uses

Pilex tablets shrink the hemorrhoid mass and stop bleeding. Pilex reduces inflammation of mucous membrane and skin. It reduces rectal bleeding, alleviates pain & itching and treats chronic constipation, which are main symptoms of hemorrhoids.

Fissures

Pilex tablets should be used along with Pilex ointment in the fissure. Generally, ointment alone can provide good results in fissures. In addition to Pilex tablets and ointment, one may also need to take Gandhak Rasayana and Yashad Bhasma for quick healing of fissures.

Bleeding Piles

Pilex tablet contains Daruhaldi (Berberis Aristata), Neem seeds and Nagkesar, which are effective remedies for bleeding piles. In mild cases, it alone can provide good relief. Pilex is effective if one has mild bleeding with hemorrhoids. In severe cases, one may also require other remedies including Praval Pishti, Kaharva Pishti (Trinkant Mani Pishti), Yashtimadhu, Amla, Arshoghni Vati etc. You can find details here: Ayurvedic Treatment for Piles

Non-bleeding Piles

Pilex Tablets are likely to shrink the pile mass and reduces inflammation. Ingredients in it help a proper elimination of VAYU (gas) and reduce Vata aggravation, which further helps to reduce stretching of the blood vessels and likely to reduce the pile mass. In severe cases, it can be used along with Kankayan Vati for best results.

Pilex Dosage

Pilex Tablets dosage is given below:
Children1 tablet
Adults2 tablets
Maximum Possible Dosage6 Per Day (in divided doses)
Doses: Twice or thrice a day
Best Time to Take: After Food
Adjuvant: Pilex Tablets should be best when taken with warm water.

Effectiveness of Pilex

You should take Pilex under medical supervision. In some cases, other medicines may also require treat the problem or may also require surgery if there are third-degree hemorrhoids. Pilex tablets are likely to help in the first degree of piles.

Safety Profile

Pilex Tablets are LIKELY SAFE in most individual when taken in recommended dosage under the supervision of physician.

Side effects of Pilex Tablets

There are no side effects observed with Pilex tab.

FAQs about Pilex

Can lactating mothers take Pilex tablets?

There is no such ingredient in Pilex Tablets, which can cause side effects in babies. It is possibly safe for lactating mothers. Pilex Tablets can be used under medical supervision during lactation.

Can I take Pilex tablets during pregnancy?

No, Pilex is not recommendable during pregnancy. If you have a problem, please tell your doctor.

How many days should I take Pilex tablets? How long should I take it to cure piles?

There is no specified duration for Pilex use and it can be used till complete relief from piles. Treatment duration can also vary person-to-person. When you get complete relief, you can stop it. Generally, it may take 4 to 12 weeks to provide good results in the management of piles.

Can we take two tablets at a time or one in twice or thrice?

The adult dosage of Pilex tablets is 2 tablets twice daily i.e. you need to take 2 tablets in the morning and 2 tablets in the evening.

It says on the bottle 2 or 3 tablets twice or thrice daily. Which one is correct?

In mild cases, 2 tablets twice daily are sufficient dosage. In moderate cases, one may require it in the dosage of 2 tablets thrice daily.

Is there any food restriction while taking Pilex Tab.?

Yes, the oily, spicy and sour foods are restricted.

Can I take 3 tablets three times daily? Is there any side effect with this dosage?

This dosage can be taken if recommended by a physician. The dosage may differ case to case. There should be no side effects with this dosage.

Can I drink milk or not while suffering from piles?

Yes, Milk can be taken by a patient suffering from piles.

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3 Comments

  1. umapathi says

    Should I eat chicken if not why?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      If you suffer from hemorrhoids or piles, then it is advisable to take high fiber diet and foods that are easily digestible. Taking too much meat or chicken on regular basis can cause constipation because it does not contain sufficient amount of the required fiber content.

      As long as you take a healthy diet that is also fiber rich, then you can eat chicken occasionally.

  2. Raktim Dey says

    I am suffering from a Burning sensation after every morning BM from past few weeks, recently I self examined and found Hemorrhoids near the end of the Sphincter. One day in recent past I observed a Pea Like Lump towards the end of Sphincter , associated with Pain. A day Later , the swelling subsides, but pain still persists, whenever I wash after BM. Its like a burning sensation , when we put water on open Cut.

    I am taking , Aceclofenac, Amoxicillin and Ointment Practosedyl as recommended by one of GP.
    The pain somewhat reduced , but the burning sensation still persists, and I can see minor scratches on the skin, due to which it burns as soon as I complete my BM.

    Kindly suggest any other way to get releif.

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