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What is Pilex?

Pilex Ointment is used for Hemorrhoids, Haemorrhoids, Haemmorhoids, Pain, Osteoarthritis, Wound healing and other conditions. Pilex Ointment may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Pilex Ointment works by inhibiting the lethality, myotoxicity and toxic enzymes produced by venom; improving the hair growth; suppressing the leukotriene synthesis; healing the pain; treating exfoliative cheilitis; providing relief from pain and also treats other conditions; healing the lesions; influencing the synthesis of collagen; promoting wound healing by controlling the cellular division; promoting the epithelialization of wounds;
Himalaya Drug Company manufactures Pilex Ointment.
Detailed information related to Pilex Ointment's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Pilex Ointment Uses

Pilex Ointment is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Pilex Ointment Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Pilex Ointment improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
  • Inhibiting the lethality, myotoxicity and toxic enzymes produced by venom.
  • Improving the hair growth.
  • Suppressing the leukotriene synthesis; healing the pain.
  • Treating exfoliative cheilitis.
  • Providing relief from pain and also treats other conditions.
  • Healing the lesions.
  • Influencing the synthesis of collagen; promoting wound healing by controlling the cellular division; promoting the epithelialization of wounds.
References: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Pilex Ointment - Composition and Active Ingredients

Pilex Ointment is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Pilex Ointment - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Pilex Ointment. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
References: 5, 8, 9
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Pilex Ointment - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Pilex Ointment, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
  • wash your hands before and after applying Pilex Ointment. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
  • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Pilex Ointment. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
  • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
  • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.

Pilex Ointment - Drug Interactions

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

Pilex Ointment - Contraindications

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

Where to Buy Pilex Ointment

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Pilex Ointment - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Pilex Ointment safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Mimosa Pudica Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Eclipta Alba Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Vitex Negundo Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Calendula Officinalis Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Cinnamomum Camphora Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Borax Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Yashad Bhasma Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Pilex Ointment safe while breastfeeding?
    • Mimosa Pudica Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Eclipta Alba Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Vitex Negundo Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Calendula Officinalis Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Cinnamomum Camphora Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Borax Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Yashad Bhasma Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Can Pilex Ointment be used for hemorrhoids and haemorrhoids?
    Yes, hemorrhoids and haemorrhoids are among the most common reported uses for Pilex Ointment. Please do not use Pilex Ointment for hemorrhoids and haemorrhoids without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Pilex Ointment.
  • How long do I need to use Pilex Ointment before I see improvement of my conditions?
    all4insure.ru website users have reported same day and > 3 months as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Pilex Ointment. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Pilex Ointment.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Pilex Ointment?
    all4insure.ru website users have reported twice a day and once a day as the most common frequency of using Pilex Ointment. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Pilex Ointment. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Pilex Ointment.
  • Should I consume Pilex Ointment empty stomach, before food or after food?
    all4insure.ru website users have most commonly reported consuming Pilex Ointment after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Pilex Ointment.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Pilex Ointment medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Pilex Ointment. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Pilex Ointment

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 10, 11, 12, 13

Overdosage of Pilex Ointment

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Pilex Ointment, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 14, 15, 16

Storage of Pilex Ointment

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Pilex Ointment.
References: 17, 18, 19, 20

Expired Pilex Ointment

  • Taking a single dose of expired Pilex Ointment is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 21, 22

Dosage Information

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Pilex Ointment - Packages and Strengths

Pilex Ointment is available in the following packages and strengths
Pilex Ointment - Packages: 30GM Ointment

Pilex Ointment - Manufacturers

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References

  1. Gupta YK, Peshin SS. Do herbal medicines have potential for managing snake bite envenomation?. Toxicol Int. 2012;19(2):89-99. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  2. Kakali Datta, Anu T. Singh, Ashok Mukherjee, Beena Bhat, B. Ramesh, Anand C. Burman Eclipta alba extract with potential for hair growth promoting activity - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  3. Garje K.L & K.S. Salunkhe REVIEW ON: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY HERBAL GEL OF BOSWELLIA SERRATA & VITEX NEGUNDO - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  4. Roveroni-favaretto LH, Lodi KB, Almeida JD. Topical Calendula officinalis L. successfully treated exfoliative cheilitis: a case report. Cases J. 2009;2:9077. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  5. Chowdareddy N, Anil Kumar Y.C, Reshad Camphor Poisoning –A Cause of Seizure: Case Report - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  6. Thongprasom K. Glycerin Borax Treatment of Exfoliative Cheilitis Induced by Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: a Case Report. Acta Stomatol Croat. 2016;50(2):158-161. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  7. Datta HS, Mitra SK, Patwardhan B. Wound healing activity of topical application forms based on ayurveda. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011;2011:134378. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  8. Shahnaz Begum, Mi Ra Lee, Li Juan Gu, Md. Jamil Hossain, Hyun Kyoung Kim, and Chang Keun Sung Comparative Hair Restorer Efficacy of Medicinal Herb on Nude (Foxn) Mice - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  9. Rajasekaran Aiyalu, Arulkumaran Govindarjan, Arivukkarasu Ramasamy Formulation and evaluation of topical herbal gel for the treatment of arthritis in animal model - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
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  12. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  13. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
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  17. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  18. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  19. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  20. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  21. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  22. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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