SAINSBURYS HAEMORRHOID RELIEF OINTMENT
Active substance(s): ALLANTOIN / LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE / ALLANTOIN / LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE / ALLANTOIN / LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE
2. Before you use this
Do not use the medicine if you
(allantoin, lidocaine hydrochloride)
Important information about Haemorrhoid
• This medicine relieves the symptoms of
• It can be used by adults, the elderly and
children over 12 years.
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
Talk to your doctor if you have….
• Symptoms that have not cleared up after
using the ointment for 7 days.
• Persistent pain or bleeding from the anus
(especially if there is a change in bowel
• A swollen stomach or you are losing weight.
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Do not use….
• On children under 12 years.
Talk to your doctor….
• If you still have symptoms after 7 days.
Now read the rest of the leaflet before you
use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially
important for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
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
• Wash hands before and after use.
• Wash the affected area with tepid water, dry
and apply the ointment with your finger,
gauze or lint.
• Re-apply the ointment as required.
• Avoid contact with the eyes.
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.
Important information about some
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.
• This product contains wool fat which may
cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact
1. What the medicine is for
3. How to use this medicine
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.
• Allergic reactions may occur (rash, itching,
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.
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
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
Marketing authorisation holder and
Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in October 2014
5. Storing this medicine
sight and reach of children.
• Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use afterHaemorrhoid
the expiry date
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
not be disposed of via
waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
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