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Hemorrhoid tablets: What are the options?

A Question often posed to us 

We understand the desire for orally taken piles tablets that instantly cure your hemorroids to exist. Hemorrhoids are considered an awkward subject to talk about / discuss with anyone, and so sufferers naturally gravitate towards more discreet treatment options. If no doctors had to be involved, if no one, apart from you had to know, and piles could just be quietly dealt with – wouldn’t that be wonderful?

It’s common for anyone to search out ‘miracle’ hemorrhoid cure tablets or homeopathic tablets for hemorrhoids. Everyone wants the medical sciences to step up and innovate in this area, but obviously the ways in which drugs and pills interact with the human body are complex and far-reaching. Piles removal tablets have been a ‘holy grail’ for piles sufferers for some years but alas, in our opinion, they do not exist.

Whilst we recognise the desire for medically approved, hemorrhoid tablets – the truth is that there’s no indication they will be available in the next few years.

But, whilst orally taken hemorrhoid cures do not exist in our opinion, there are options available that will at least help your symptoms.  Evidence suggests that there is a potential benefit in using phlebotonics to relieve haemorrhoidal disease in addition to providing a benefit in alleviating post-haemorrhoidectomy symptoms. Phletotonics have been shown to reduce haemorrhoid symptoms, and there are few concerns regarding their overall safety from the evidence presented in clinical trials. Phlebotonics are a heterogeneous class of drugs consisting of plant extracts (i.e. flavonoids) and synthetic compounds (i.e. calcium dobesilate). Although their precise mechanism of action has not been fully established, they are known to improve venous tone, stabilize capillary permeability and increase lymphatic drainage. They do not however remove your haemorrhoids.

Apart from these, over the counter (OTC) painkillers, for instance paracetamol, will relieve some of the pain that you may get with hemorrhoids.

Also, if you have excessive bleeding from hemorrhoids, you should avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, as these can actually make the rectal bleeding worse.

Other methods of symptom relief

If you have only mild discomfort, there are a number of creams and ointments available that your doctor could advise you on.

If you have more severe symptoms or are seeking long lasting relief, then make a discreet call to one of our eXroid advisors and they can arrange an appointment with an eXroid consultant, usually within two weeks.

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