What is a Patient Information Leaflet and why is it useful?

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.

Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original leaflet can be viewed using the link above.

The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 00240/0071.

Boots Haemorrhoid Relief Suppositories


Boots HAEMORRHOID RELIEF Suppositories

Allantoin, Lidocaine


Effective relief of pain and discomfort

Soothes itching

Promotes healing

12, 24

Read all of this carton for full instructions.

Uses: This medicine contains a local anaesthetic, Lidocaine, to relieve the pain and discomfort of haemorrhoids (also known as piles). It also contains Allantoin which helps healing.

Before you use this medicine

Do not use:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients

Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:

  • If you have continuous pain or bleeding from the anus, a change in bowel habit, a swollen stomach or have lost weight without trying
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding

How to use this medicine

Check the blister is not broken before use. If it is, do not use that suppository.

Wash hands thoroughly before and after inserting the suppository. Remove the protective film.

Adults: If possible empty bowels before use. Gently insert one suppository deep into the rectum morning and night and after each bowel movement.

Use only in the rectum. Do not swallow the suppository.

Do not use for children under 12 years.

Do not use this medicine for more than 7 days, unless your doctor tells you to.

If symptoms do not go away within 7 days talk to your doctor.

If anyone accidentally swallows a suppository: Talk to a doctor straight away.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.

If you get any of these serious side effects, stop using the suppositories. See a doctor:

  • Allergic reactions (e.g. skin rash, redness or itchy skin)

If you get any of the following side effects see your pharmacist or doctor:

  • Diarrhoea

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 on this carton. 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 medicine.

How to store this medicine

Store at or below 25°C.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Use by the date on the side panel of the carton.

Active ingredients: Each suppository contains Allantoin 10.25 mg, Lidocaine Hydrochloride 10.25 mg.

Also contains: colloidal silicon dioxide, witepsol w35, purified water.

PL 00240/0071

Text prepared 11/14

Manufactured for

The Boots Company PLC

by the Marketing Authorisation holder

Thornton & Ross Ltd
West Yorkshire

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

Other formats

To request a copy of this carton in Braille, large print or audio please call, free of charge:

0800 198 5000 (UK only)

Please be ready to give the following information:

Product name: Boots Haemorrhoid Relief Suppositories

Reference number: 00240/0071

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