Preparation H Ointment - 25g

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What is Preparation H Haemorrhoid Ointment?

Preparation H Haemorrhoid ointment is a treatment used to relieve the symptoms of haemorrhoids (piles) by helping to shrink tissues that have been swollen by inflammation. Preparation H Haemorrhoid ointment also acts as a lubricant to help ease painful bowel movements.

What are Haemorrhoids (piles)?

Haemorrhoids (commonly known as piles) are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels that are located in or around your anal/rectal area. In most cases, haemorrhoids don’t cause any symptoms and some people may not even realise that they have them. However, symptoms that can be caused by haemorrhoids include:

  • Bleeding after passing a stool (poo)
  • An itchy or painful anus (bottom)
  • Still feeling like you need to pass a stool after going to the toilet.
  • Lumps and swelling around the anus
  • Mucus discharge after passing a stool

How does Preparation H Haemorrhoid Ointment help to treat piles?

Preparation H Haemorrhoid Ointment helps to treat symptoms of haemorrhoids by:

  • Soothing itching
  • Relieving pain around the anus
  • Reducing soreness and swelling
  • Lubricating the anorectal area (bottom) to help ease painful bowel movements

How to use Preparation H Haemorrhoid Ointment

Preparation H Haemorrhoid Ointment can be applied freely to the affected area whenever you feel discomfort. Apply to the anal area in the morning and at night and after each bowel movement throughout the day. For best results, continue to use Preparation H Haemorrhoid Ointment for a few days after discomfort has been relieved. If symptoms persist for more than 7 days after use or regularly reoccur, seek advice from your GP or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist. Preparation H Haemorrhoid ointment is only suitable for external/intrarectal use. Preparation H Ointment contains natural active ingredients and is suitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

When should Preparation H haemorrhoid ointment NOT be used?

Preparation H Haemorrhoid Ointment is not suitable for children under the age of 12.  Speak to your GP or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using Preparation H Haemorrhoid ointment if you suffer from excessive bleeding or are unsure whether the bleeding is caused by haemorrhoids.

Important Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using 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

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.

Active Ingredients

  • Liquid Paraffin
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Can Preparation H ointment be used for internal piles?

The product's website states it can be used for internal and external piles.

Will Preparation H Ointment help reduce/eliminate bleeding from piles after heavy lifting/strain?

Preparation H Ointment contains natural ingredients that help reduce swelling and relieve the itching of sore skin in intimate areas, and encourage skin repair. This will help reduce the swelling, but not stop the bleeding

I can use Preparation H Ointment on my face to help to get ride of wrinkles?

Preparation H Ointment contains natural ingredients that help reduce swelling and relieve the itching of sore skin in intimate areas, and encourage skin repair. Haemorrhoid creams, such as Preparation H can help provide relief by shrinking the veins around the anus and tightening the skin; so in theory, the tightening effect must work on other parts of your skin too. This idea was based on the old formulation of Preparation H that included an ingredient known as live yeast-cell derivative (LYCD). However, there have been no clinical studies on whether LYCD can actually reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face

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Standard Shipping (3-5 Working Days)123£2.95
Royal Mail Tracked 24011£4.95

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Preparation H Ointment - 25g Reviews

Does what it says it does, better than other products that are for the same complaint.
customer Susan Risley,
Very good product does what it’s supposed to
It's working just brilliant
Good to see it's available again. A little expensive but still affordable.
This is the only thing that has helped me for years although it is not the same as it used to be it seems to be more oily than it was