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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 Tablet Internal Use
Pilex Ointment For 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.

Ingredient Each Tablet Contains
Guggulu (Commiphora Wightii) 26 mg
Purified Shilajit 32 mg
Neem seeds (Azadirachta Indica) 14 mg
Extracts of Following Herbs
Daruhaldi (Daruharidra) – Berberis Aristata 64 mg
Amla (Amalaki or Indian Gooseberry) – Emblica officinalis 32 mg
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula 32 mg
Bibhitaki –  Terminalia Bellirica 32 mg
Amaltas (Aragvadha ) – Cassia fistula 32 mg
Kanchanara – Bauhinia Variegata 32 mg
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea 6 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:
Children 1 tablet
Adults 2 tablets
Maximum Possible Dosage 6 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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