I did suffer from hemorrhoid symptoms previously, like a couple of years ago. I used pilex formulation and here is my experience with it.
Though I had not fully established symptoms, small symptoms like bleeding in stools are common due to constipation.
One of the main reasons for this is the sedentary lifestyle, with low water and fiber consumption.
Most of the time, I could recover from symptoms by having more guavas, mangoes, apples combined with walking and plenty of water (like 5 liters a day). Also, besides, minimal intake of a non-veg and spicy diet.
I recently had a lingering cold, which led to prolonged bleeding symptoms in stools and slight pain, which made me think of medicines.
Being a pharmacologist myself, I know there is no effective medicine in allopathy. And doctors would prescribe tablets docusate and calcium Dobesilate etc. Doccusates act as laxatives to relieve constipation, while Calcium Dobesilate helps to minimize blood loss from veins.
In further search, I came across an interesting natural remedy from ayurvedic product manufacturer Himalaya limited. They had medicine in the form of tablets as well as an ointment, both made from natural plant extracts.
The pharmacist advised taking a tablet twice a day and also use ointment before bed. The results were effective immediately.
Review of Pilex for hemorrhoids
On taking tablets, there will be an increased tendency of gas expulsion and free bowel movement without constipation.
From the second day onwards, the symptoms could subside too.
On continuous use for a week, there can be complete relief of symptoms without any side effects too.
The tablets come in a white plastic bottle air locked with an aluminum foil and tightened with a green lid.
There are 60 white circular tablets without any odor and bland taste.
They can be consumed with a glass of water.
Dose of pilex tablets
The tablet bottle label indicates to start with two tablets twice a day and then continue with one tablet twice a day. But the pharmacist recommended just 1 tablet twice a day and it was fine.
My recommendation is to start with 2 tablets twice a day for 3 days, then if you feel better, go for 1 tablet twice daily.
This comes with a plastic tube inside a cardboard box.
You may also find the latex finer covers for the application of ointment in the region.
This is safe as it can prevent any contamination from naked hands.
It tends to be smooth without any sort of irritation on application. Also, it would be less sticky and hence would not damage the clothes.
Both the pilex formulations of Himalaya are good to relieve constipation and also mild to moderate hemorrhoids.
I came across a diabetic person having piles. He said he was on pilex tablets for over ten years. Finally, since there were other problems like his clothes getting wet underneath due to a bike ride, he came for hemorrhoidectomy.
So, if you have mild symptoms of piles like in the first and second stage, you could try pilex without any issue. But if you have tertiary piles and other complications like a polyp near the anus, it would be better to for surgery.
There is an applicator to apply the ointment into the rectum. Other way is to use finger latex covers to apply the ointment carefully with hand at the area.
The ointment should be applied before and after clearing the bowels. Also before going to bed. Using it along with pilex tablets would be more effective.