FAQs about Hemovel

What is Hemovel?

Hemovel is an oral treatment that helps to reduce the duration and severity of hemorrhoids and relieves hemorrhoid symptoms, such as pain, edema (swelling) and bleeding.

How quickly does it work?

Diosmin, the active ingredient in Hemovel, has been shown to significantly reduce overall hemorrhoid symptoms as early as the 2nd day of treatment.

Do I need a prescription for Hemovel?

No. Hemovel is available over-the-counter at the pharmacy.

How often do I take Hemovel?

Hemovel is a 7-day treatment. You simply take 1 tablet three times a day for 4 days, then 1 tablet twice a day for 3 days. Consult a healthcare professional for use beyond 7 days.

Where can I find Hemovel?

You can find Hemovel at most pharmacies across Canada. Click here for the complete listing.

Are there any side effects with Hemovel?

Hemovel is well tolerated. Possible side effects, although rare, include abdominal pain, diarrhea and nausea. Some patients may experience headaches.

How long has Hemovel been available?

Hemovel has recently been introduced in Canada, but its active ingredient—diosmin—has been used and trusted in Europe for over 20 years.

Can everyone take Hemovel?

Consult a healthcare professional prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are taking any prescription medications. Do not use Hemovel if you are allergic to its medicinal ingredient (diosmin) or to any of the non-medicinal ingredients (magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, starch, water). Consult a healthcare professional if condition worsens.

Do I have to take all of the tablets? What happens if I stop taking the tablets at a certain point?

Hemovel is a 7-day treatment: 1 tablet three times a day for 4 days, then 1 tablet twice a day for 3 days. If you don't take all the pills as recommended for a 7-day treatment, Hemovel might not be as effective as it should be.

What if I forget to take a tablet?

If you forget to take a tablet, just take it as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten tablet.

Does the tablet have any added flavouring?

No, there is no flavour added to the tablets.

The FAQs included in this section are for informational purposes only. They are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the Hemovel website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately or dial 911. For any personal medical advice, please consult your healthcare professional.

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