Stop, Relieve and Prevent with Daflon

Daflon is an effective oral treatment for the effective reduction and relief of hemorrhoid symptoms. 1

What are Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are clusters of swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins..

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They are a result of increased pressure on the blood vessels in your bottom and can develop inside the rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or under the skin around the anus (external hemorrhoids), often leading to pain, itchiness and bleeding.

What do hemorrhoids look like?

Do You Have Hemorrhoids?

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The symptoms of hemorrhoids are many and varied. Typically, hemorrhoidal swelling leads to pain and itchiness and you might feel a bulge in your bottom, experience anal discharge, redness and inflammation, or see blood when using the toilet. If you experience this or any of the illustrated symptoms for the first time (or if your symptoms extend beyond a couple of days), you should consult a health care professional to rule out other conditions instead of self-treating right away.

Incomplete evacuation


Itchy bottom

Pain or discomfort

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Daflon is a medicinal product that treats the underlying cause of hemorrhoids for rapid relief and prevention of recurring symptoms.

Treat Your Symptoms Early

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Hemorrhoidal symptoms can start off quite mildly and often resolve on their own, but this isn’t always the case. Understand the benefits of taking action to treat and prevent hemorrhoid symptoms. 2

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External Hemorrhoids are what most people think of when they picture hemorrhoids. Location is the only difference between the two different types of piles, but the difference in discomfort can be considerable. External hemorrhoids form on the outside of the anus, directly on the opening where there are lots of nerve endings, so can be particularly itchy and painful.

Internal Hemorrhoids are formed deep inside the anus and are not usually visible. They can resolve without treatment, but occasionally they will swell and protrude from the anus. Prolapsed hemorrhoids are internal hemorrhoids that have grown to the point that they protrude from the anus. Severity of internal hemorrhoids is measured using a grading system, based on how far they protrude:

Grade 1

  • Bleeding​,
  • Visible on proctoscopy​,
  • Protrusion on straining​ ,
  • No prolapse

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Grade 1

There may be bleeding, discomfort and itching, and protrusion on straining, but no evidence of prolapse. It is nonetheless essential that you treat from this first stage to avoid worsening symptoms.



Grade 2

  • Bleeding​,
  • Prolapse visible at anal margin during straining​,
  • Spontaneous return when straining ends​

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Grade 2

Without treatment, your condition may worsen, leading to pain when using the toilet, bleeding and hemorrhoids that tend to prolapse when straining, but reduce when straining ceases.



Grade 3

  • Bleeding​,
  • Visible on proctoscopy
  • Protrusion on straining
  • Prolapse requiring manual reduction

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Grade 3

When hemorrhoids progress to Grade 3, bleeding is more frequent and your piles will prolapse on straining and need to be pushed back in. You can do this yourself. If there is a thrombosis (blood clot inside the vein) as well, the pain may be very strong.



Grade 4

  • Permanent and irreducible prolapse​,
  • Bleeding​,
  • Discharge

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Grade 4

Is the most serious stage. You will have permanent piles that you can’t push back in yourself without pain in addition to previous signs and symptoms. Surgery in addition to venoactive treatments such as Daflon becomes essential.



The main symptoms of hemorrhoidal disease that can occur at all grades of the disease can be bleeding, pain, itching and discomfort.




Heavy lifting

Toilet habits





What are the risk factors for Hemorrhoidal disease?

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Hemorrhoidal disease affect people from all walks of life at various stages in their lives. Main risk factors for hemorrhoidal disease include chronic constipation, obesity, increasing age or pregnancy. But there are many reasons you might find yourself looking for solutions to hemorrhoids, some of which you can take steps to change.

Preventing Hemorrhoids

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Overall lifestyle modifications can help prevent the excess pressure that causes hemorrhoids. Try incorporating some of the following advice into your daily routine to help protect against piles and their recurrence. 2

Eat high fibre foods

Try including more high fibre foods in your diet such as fruits, vegetables, brown rice, wholewheat pasta and wholemeal breads. These will keep your stools soft and avoid constipation (which can lead to straining and result in Hemorrhoids).


Regular exercise will help relax muscles and increase blood flow for better healing.

Drink plenty of fluids

Drinking plenty of fluids (especially water) will help keep your stools soft and manageable.

Go when you need to

If you wait to pass a bowel movement, it can result in your stool becoming dry and harder to pass.

Try a fibre supplement

A fibre supplement can help ensure you are getting enough fibre in your diet if you struggle to get enough through foods.

Avoid sitting for too long

Sitting for too long, particularly on the toilet can increase the pressure on the veins around your anus making them more susceptible to Hemorrhoids/prolapse.

Don’t strain

Straining on the toilet can put even more unwanted pressure on the blood vessels and aggravate an already sensitive area.

In addition to lifestyle modifications, there are a range of treatments available for easing the symptoms of hemorrhoids, including gels, creams and suppositories.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need a prescription for Daflon?

Daflon is an over-the-counter treatment so no need for a prescription. If you can’t find it, your pharmacist should be able to order it for you. You might even be able to order it online depending on your location. Consult your doctor.

What is Daflon used for?

Daflon is an oral treatment that helps to reduce the signs and symptoms associated with hemorrhoids, such as bleeding, anal discharge, pain, inflammation, itching, redness (erythema), discomfort, sensation of needing to pass stools, and swelling (edema). Consult your doctor.

How do I take Daflon correctly for hemorrhoids?

6 tablets daily for 4 days, then 4 tablets daily for the next 3 days at mealtimes. will provide relief during acute attacks. After this, 1 tablet twice a day for two months will help prevent relapse. For use beyond two months, you should consult your doctor. Consult your doctor.

How long should I take Daflon for?

You should continue taking daflon 500 one tablets twice a day for two months after an acute episode to help prevent relapse. Consult your doctor.

I take a lot of medication, can Daflon be taken with other medications?

You should speak with your doctor and discuss whether daflon is safe to combine with your other medications.

What is Daflon?

Daflon’s active ingredient is a micronized purified flavonoid fraction (MPFF). It is composed of citrus bioflavonoids, containing 90% diosmin and 10% other flavonoids expressed as hesperidin.

What does micronised mean?

Micronized means that a substance has been broken into very small particles for more effective absorption.

How tolerated is Daflon?

Daflon is well tolerated, and side effects observed in trials were mild. Possible side effects include hypersensitivity/allergy, gastrointestinal discomfort, dizziness, headaches, malaise, and skin reactions. Consult your doctor.

Safety Information:

Daflon 500mg Safety Information

Daflon 500: Micronized, purified flavonoid fraction 500 mg: 450 mg diosmin; 50 mg flavonoids expressed as hesperidine.INDICATIONSTreatment of the symptoms of chronic venous disease of the lower limbs, either organic or functional: feeling of heavy legs, pain, night cramps. Treatment of acute hemorrhoidal episodes.DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATIONIn venous disease: 1000mg daily.In acute hemorrhoidal attacks: the dosage can be increased up to 3000mg daily. CONTRAINDICATIONSHypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients. WARNINGS The administration of this product for the symptomatic treatment of acute hemorrhoids does not preclude treatment for other anal conditions. If symptoms do not subside promptly, a proctological examination should be performed and the treatment should be reviewed. Excipients: sodium-free.INTERACTION(S) FERTILITY PREGNANCY / LACTATION* Treatment should be avoided. DRIVE & USE MACHINES* UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS* Common: diarrhoea, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting. Rare: dizziness, headache, malaise, rash, pruritus, urticaria. Uncommon: colitis. Frequency not known: abdominal pain, isolated face, lip, eyelid oedema. Exceptionally Quincke's oedema. OVERDOSE* PROPERTIES* Vascular protector and venotonic. [Tradename] acts on the return vascular system: it reduces venous distensibility and venous stasis; in the microcirculation, it normalizes capillary permeability and reinforces capillary resistance. PRESENTATION* LES LABORATOIRES SERVIER, 50 rue Carnot, 92284 Suresnes cedex France. * For complete information, please refer to the Summary of Product Characteristics for your country.


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