What is Preparation H Gel?
Preparation H Gel is a treatment for sore and itchy skin caused by piles or haemorrhoids. If you’re suffering with irritation, Preparation H Gel can help to cool and soothe the affected area. Provides quick and effective relief.
What causes piles and haemorrhoids?
Nobody knows the exact cause for piles, which are also known as haemorrhoids, but we know that some things are commonly related to piles. One of the most common things thought to cause piles is straining too much when you use the toilet, normally when you’re suffering with constipation.
How will Preparation H Gel treat my piles?
Preparation H Gel works to soothe areas of skin affected by piles. It contains the natural active ingredient Hamamelis water, which is more commonly known as witch hazel. Witch hazel is well known and widely used for it’s cooling and soothing properties.
Can I use this product if I’m using other medication?
You should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you are taking any other medication, including those obtained without prescription. This especially applies to products used in the same area of application. Some medications can interact when used together, making your medication less effective or causing unwanted side effects, but a medical professional can help you to avoid this.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding so you can be sure that Preparation H is safe for both you and your baby. Some products aren’t suitable for you and your little one at this time, and a medical professional can help you to choose the best possible treatment.
How to use Preparation H Gel
Apply Preparation H Gel freely to the affected area after every bowel movement. Also, be sure to apply Preparation H Gel when you are feeling any dryness or itching in areas affected by piles or haemorrhoids.
When should Preparation H Gel not be used?
Preparation H Gel is not suitable for use by children under the age of 12. Do not use this product if you are allergic to witch hazel or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not swallow this gel, if you accidentally swallow this product seek medical advice. Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using Preparation H Gel if you are not sure whether your bleeding is being caused by piles, or you are suffering from excessive bleeding.
Are there any side effects?
Like all medications, Preparation H gel can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include symptoms of allergic reaction. If you experience any side effects or irritation while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Store in original packaging, do not use if expiration date printed on packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist-4-U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction
For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.
If you are concerned about an addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- Hamamelis Water
- Hamamelis Virginiana Distillate, Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Hydroxethylcellulose, Sodiu, Citrate, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Citric Acid.
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