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OILY PHENOL INJECTION BP 5%W/V

Active substance(s): PHENOL

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Patient Information Leaflet: Oily Phenol Injection BP 5% w/v
Solution for Injection Phenol

Oily Phenol

Jan 2014

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
are given this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or nurse.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same
as yours.
• In this leaflet, Oily Phenol Injection BP 5%
w/v Solution for Injection will be called
Oily Phenol.
In this leaflet:
1. What Oily Phenol is for
2. Before you are given Oily Phenol
3. How you will be given Oily Phenol
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Oily Phenol
6. Further information.

1. What Oily Phenol is for
Oily Phenol belongs to a group of medicines
called anti-haemorrhoidals.
Oily Phenol is for the treatment of piles
(haemorrhoids). It relieves pain by numbing
the nerves at the site of injection. It also
hardens the tissue of the haemorrhoid causing
a scar to be formed. Over time the
haemorrhoids shrink and eventually disappear.

2. Before you are given Oily Phenol

Do not use Oily Phenol if:
• You are allergic to phenol or the other
ingredient almond oil
• You are allergic to nuts
• You are a child or a baby.

If any of the above applies to you talk to
your doctor or pharmacist.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not use Oily Phenol if you are pregnant or
breast-feeding unless your doctor tells you to.

Driving and using machines
Oily Phenol may cause dizziness. If this
happens to you, do not drive or use
machinery.

Important information about one of the
ingredients - Almond Oil
Oily Phenol contains almond oil. If you are
allergic to nuts, do not use this medicine.

3. How you will be given Oily Phenol

Your doctor or nurse will inject this medicine.
Adults and the Elderly:
• The usual dose is 2-3 ml of the medicine
injected into the skin at the base of the pile
(haemorrhoid).
• If you need more injections your doctor
will inject the medicine at a different
position on the pile.
• The maximum total dose injected must not
exceed 10 ml.
Children:
• Oily Phenol is not for use in children.

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If you are given more Oily Phenol Injection
than you should
As you are given the medicine by a doctor or
nurse, it is unlikely you will be given too much.
However, if you think you have had too much,
contact your doctor or nurse immediately.
If you have further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Oily Phenol can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Seek immediate medical help if you have any of
the following:
• Itchy, red, or swollen skin and difficulty
breathing. You may be having an allergic
reaction.
• Swollen, purple and blistered skin with pain,
fever, diarrhoea and feeling or being sick. You
may have a serious illness that destroys your
skin, called Necrotising Fasciitis
• Rapid heartbeat and breathing, with a fever,
chills or confusion. You may have a serious
infection of the blood called Retroperitoneal
Sepsis.

Other side effects are:
• Pain and discomfort at the site of injection
• Ulcers and loss of skin tissue at the site of
injection
• Abscess (an inflamed swelling containing pus)
• Abscess of the prostate gland
• Dizziness
• A high temperature
• Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) causing
stomach pain and a yellow colour of the
whites of your eyes and your skin
• Pain when urinating
• Incontinence
• Impotence.
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor.

5. How to store Oily Phenol

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Oily Phenol after the expiry date
which is stated on the side of the pack after
EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.
Store Oily Phenol below 25°C.
Your doctor or nurse will ensure your medicine
is stored and disposed of correctly.

6. Further information
What Oily Phenol contains
The active substance is phenol at a
concentration of 5%.
The other ingredient is almond oil.

What Oily Phenol looks like
Oily Phenol a clear pale yellow solution that
comes in a glass container (ampoule). Each
ampoule contains 5 ml of solution. There are
ten ampoules in a carton.

Marketing Authorisation Holder
Phoenix Labs, Suite 12, Bunkilla Plaza, Bracetown Business
Park, Clonee, Co. Meath, Ireland
Manufacturer
Recipharm Ltd, Vale of Bardsley, Ashtonunder-Lyne, OL7 9RR, UK
This leaflet was last updated {Approval Date}

If this leaflet is difficult to see or read or
you would like it in a different format,
please contact Phoenix Labs, Suite 12,
Bunkilla Plaza, Bracetown Business Park,
Clonee, Co. Meath, Ireland

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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