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LANES PILE OINTMENT

Active substance(s): HAMAMELIS BARK / PILEWORT SOFT EXTRACT / TEA TREE OIL / ZINC OXIDE

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1. WHAT THIS PRODUCT
IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Napiers Herbal Pile Salve
is a traditional herbal
medicinal product
containing Pilewort soft
extract, Hamamelis bark,
zinc oxide and Tea Tree
oil. For full details see
Section 6.
Napiers Herbal Pile Salve
is a traditional herbal
medicinal product product
used to relieve the itching
and burning associated
with haemorrhoids,
commonly known as piles,
based on traditional use
only.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE
THIS
PRODUCT
Do not use this product if
you:
• are under 18 years old
• are pregnant or
breastfeeding
• are allergic to any of the
ingredients
• have rectal bleeding

 

Important information
about some of
the ingredients in this
medicine
Each gram of this product
contains 11mg of
cetostearyl alcohol and
11mg of lanolin (wool fat)
and may cause local skin

reactions (e.g. contact
dermatitis)

3. HOW TO USE THIS
PRODUCT
For cutaneous use only.
Wash hands before and
after use.
Adults and the Elderly:
Apply to affected area
night and morning, using
a finger.
If symptoms worsen or
persist for more than 2
weeks, consult a doctor
or a qualified health
practitioner.
If you use too much
(overdose).
If you accidentally apply
too much ointment, it is
unlikely to cause any
harm.

If you have any questions, or are
unsure of anything, please speak
to your doctor, pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Allergic contact dermatitis (red
rash, itching) has been reported.
The frequency is not known.
If other adverse reactions occur, a
doctor or a qualified health care
practitioner should be consulted.
Making medicines safer
You can help to make medicines
safer by reporting any side-effects
to the Yellow Card Scheme at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
Alternatively you can get a paper
Yellow Card form from your
doctor’s surgery or a pharmacy, or
call freephone 0808 100 3352
(available 10am-2pm Monday to
Friday).

 
If you forget to use this
product
If you forget to use this
medicine, use it as soon
as you remember. Then
next use this medicine at
the usual time. 

 
 
5. HOW TO STORE THIS PRODUCT
Do not use this product after the
expiry date. The expiry date is printed
on the label and on the bottom of the
carton.
Do not store above 50ºC. Store in the
original container.
There are no special precautions for
disposal.
Keep this product out of the reach and
sight of children.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
Each 50 g contains:
2.0% w/w of soft extract Pilewort herb
(Ranunculus ficaria L.). Extraction
solvent: Water.
2.0% w/w Hamameljs bark
(Hamamelis virginiana L.)
4.1% w/w of Zinc oxide
0.2 % w/w of Tea Tree leaf oil
(Melaleuca alternifolia Cheel)
Also contains hard paraffin,
cetostearyl alcohol, wool alcohols
(Lanolin alcohols), liquid paraffin
Chlorophyll oil soluble and soft yellow
paraffin. 

What is Pilewort herb?
Pilewort herb is a name for Lesser
Celandine, a pretty yellow spring
flower native to the British Isles. An
extract from the root is used to make
this medicine.
What is Hamamelis bark?
Witch hazel is a tree that is native to
southern North America and now
grown in Britain. Powder from the
sustainably harvested bark is used in
this medicine.
What is zinc oxide?
Zinc oxide is an inorganic non-toxic
compound made from oxidizing zinc, a
naturally occurring metal. It has been
used in traditional medicine since the
ancient Greeks, as recorded by the
Greek physician Dioscorides (40-90
AD).
What is Tea Tree leaf oil?
Tea tree is a native Australian tree
with spikes of white flowers and
narrow leaves. An essential oil
extracted from the leaves is used in
this medicine.

 

Traditional Herbal Registration
holder:
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Product manufacturers:
Potters Ltd, Wigan WN5 0JZ
Traditional Herbal Registration
number: THR 
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Leaflet revised 

Further Enquiries
A copy of this leaflet in large format
print is available.
If you would like more information
about this product please contact:
Napiers the Herbalists
10 Payne Street,
Glasgow, G4 0LF
Telephone: 0845 002 1860

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

NAPIERS HERBAL PILE
SALVE
with Pilewort soft extract, Hamamelis
bark, Zinc oxide and Tea Tree oil
Please read this leaflet carefully
before you start taking this product.
It contains important information for
you about this product that may affect
you.
Keep this leaflet. You may wish to
read it again.
You must contact a doctor or qualified
healthcare practitioner if your
symptoms do not improve or worsen
during the use of this medicinal
product. If any side effects become
serious, or if you notice side effects
not listed in here, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
What is in this leaflet?
1. What this product is and what it is
used for.
2. Before you take this product
3. How to take this product
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this product
6. Further information
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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