Himalaya Pilex Tablets for Piles

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)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.


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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  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.

  3. Muhammed says

    The cure and control is purely based on diet as follows:

    Breakfast: eat a banana with high fiber cereals with little milk.
    10 am: have a glass of diluted yougurt with a pinch of roasted cumin seeds and also after every meal lunch and dinner.
    Lunch: have any veggie saute with lots of garlic and olive oil.
    Dinner: have a bowl of fresh green leafy salad for the dressing saute lots of garlic in olive oil and pour it on top of the salad.

    Take a sitz bath before bed with warm watet and salt and dry area well with a fan or blow dryer.

    Please note strictly follow the above for 3 months along with pilex 2 tabs after breakfast and 2 tabs after dinner.

  4. Amitabha Mukhopadhyay says

    Can I take & use Pilex tablet & Pilex ointment for life time along with Neuro medicine?

  5. Amitabha Mukhopadhyay says

    Can I take & use Pilex tablet and ointment for life time along with allopath medicine safely?

  6. Mathankumar says

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Now i take Daily Siddha tablets, also take Pilex tablet means Any problem or side effect??

    1. Dr. Anu Saini says

      No problem. Both can be taken alongside.

  7. Magdalena says

    if there is date apr 2017 how long it is in date ?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Its expiry is 3 years from the date of manufacture. If manufacture date is april 2017, then it should be fine to consume til March 2020.

  8. Priya says

    Can we use tablet pilex in pregnancy 1st trimester?

  9. Rajusingh says

    Can I take Pilex tablets on empty stomach in the morning?

    1. Ayur Times says

      Yes, patient can take Pilex tablet along with buttermilk on empty stomach in the morning.

  10. Abhijit says

    I just had surgery for the third-degree pile. I have been given constipation liquid, but it’s not working. Can I take Pilex to soften the stool?

    1. Ayur Times says

      Abhayarishta should be better remedy for softening the stool and treating constipation than Pilex alone.

  11. Bonita says

    Does Pilex make your bowel lazy?

    1. Ayur Times says

      No, it does not.

  12. Sanjeev says

    Hello sir I’m suffering bleeding piles , can I use pilex tabs?

    1. Ayur Times says

      Yes, it can help.

  13. Seema says

    When there is kidney stone problem and we can use pilex tablet for piles.

    1. Ayur Times says

      Yes, patients with kidney stone can use pilex.

  14. Paul akugri says

    Can I drink beer when taking Pilex tablets?

    1. Ayur Times says

      Drug Interaction between alcoholic beverages including beer and ingredients of pilex tablets are unknown.
      However, Beer may not have any direct relation with piles.
      It is solely your decision if you want to take or not.

  15. Veerendra says

    Internal hemorrhoids and bleeding happening. Will Pilex tablet cure this? Please reply.

    1. Ayur Times says

      Pilex tablet can help, but you may also require other medicines. So, consult a physician.

  16. Shiva says

    Can I use pilex tab for the grade II internal hemorrhoids?

    1. Ayur Times says

      Yes, it should be helpful for reducing symptoms.

  17. Jane Bresnen says

    Hi, can I take pilex tablets and cream alongside Probion which are probiotics.

    1. Ayur Times says

      Yes, you can take but keep a gap between both.

  18. Ayyappan says

    Can I take tea and coffee during the treatment?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      You should avoid these if you have piles or take these substances in very minimal quantity.

  19. verma says

    Nice article

  20. Xyz says

    Sir pls tell me if thyroxine level t4 does go high on using pilex tablets.

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