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Active substance: LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Haemorrhoid Relief
Ointment

2.  efore you use this
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medicine
 o not use the medicine if you
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have….

(allantoin, lidocaine hydrochloride)
Important information about Haemorrhoid
Relief Ointment
•  his medicine relieves the symptoms of
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external piles.
• t can be used by adults, the elderly and
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children over 12 years.

•  n allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
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section 6.

Talk to your doctor if you have….

•  ymptoms that have not cleared up after
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using the ointment for 7 days.
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•  ersistent pain or bleeding from the anus
(especially if there is a change in bowel
movements).
•  swollen stomach or you are losing weight.
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Do not use….
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•  n children under 12 years.
Talk to your doctor….
• f you still have symptoms after 7 days.
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Now read the rest of the leaflet before you
use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially
important for you.
•  eep this leaflet. You may need to read it
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again.
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•  sk your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
• f any of the side effects gets serious, or if
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you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Pregnant or breastfeeding….

Apply it directly to the pile using a clean finger.


Adults, the elderly and children
over 12 years

•  ash hands before and after use.
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•  ash the affected area with tepid water, dry
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and apply the ointment with your finger,
gauze or lint.
•  e-apply the ointment as required.
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•  void contact with the eyes.
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Children under 12 years

Do not use on children under 12 unless your
doctor tells you to.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
using this medicine if you are pregnant, might
be pregnant or are breastfeeding. Lidocaine,
one of the active ingredients, can be absorbed
through the skin and pass into breast milk.

If your symptoms have not gone away after
7 days of treatment, you should ask your
doctor for advice.

mportant information about some
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of the ingredients

If you accidentally swallow some, see a doctor
straight away. Take the pack with you to show
which medicine you have swallowed.

•  his product contains wool fat which may
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cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact
dermatitis).

1. What the medicine is for
Haemorrhoid Relief Ointment contains lidocaine
which is a local painkiller to relieve pain and
discomfort and allantoin which helps with the
healing process. This medicine relieves the pain
and irritation associated with external piles.

If you swallow some

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4. Possible side effects

6. Further information

Like all medicines, Haemorrhoid Relief
Ointment can have side effects, although these
don’t affect everyone.
•  llergic reactions may occur (rash, itching,
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wheezing).

What is in this medicine

If you notice this or any other side effect not
included above, stop use and tell your doctor or
pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.

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3. How to use this medicine

What the medicine looks like

The active ingredients are: lidocaine
hydrochloride 0.5% w/w, allantoin 0.5% w/w.
The other ingredients are: white soft paraffin,
wool fat, purified water.
Haemorrhoid Relief Ointment is a soft white
clear cream.
It is supplied in 25g tubes.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this
medicine.

Marketing authorisation holder and
manufacturer
Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.

This leaflet was last revised in October 2014

5. Storing this medicine
•  eep out of the sight and reach of children.
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•  o not store above 25°C.
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Haemorrhoid Relief Ointment
Product
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•  o not use after the expiry date shown on the
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carton. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
Component
Leaflet
•  edicine should not be disposed of via
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wastewater or household waste. Ask your
Pack Size
25g
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
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medicine. These measures will help to protect
the environment. x 148mm flat (27 x 148mm folded)
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22.10.2014

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Addition of reporting of side
effects statement

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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