Osil is a combination medicine. It is used to treat piles. It contains allantoin, hydrocortisone, aloe vera extract, calcium and lidocaine (also called lignocaine). Osil is meant only for external application and should be applied exactly as recommended by your doctor. You may experience some application site reactions as side effects but they normally fade away with time. Please report to your doctor if you notice the side effects persist or worsen.
Osil is used for the treatment of piles.
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Osil cream.
Application site reactions
Precautions and Warnings
Q: Can I use Osil during pregnancy?
A: Consult your doctor before using during pregnancy while breastfeeding as there is limited safety information available.
Q: Can I use Osil while breastfeeding?
A: Consult your doctor before using Osil while breastfeeding as limited safety information is available.
Q: Can I drive if I have used Osil?
A: As Osil is meant to be used externally, it may not have any effect on the ability to drive or operate machines. However, as both, activities may require you to sit continuously and as sitting may exacerbate pain due to piles, it is advisable not to perform activities requiring prolonged sitting.
Q: Can I consume alcohol after using Osil ?
A: No known interaction with alcohol and Osil, consult your doctor.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You develop an allergic reaction after using Osil cream.
You have problems with your heart, liver or kidneys.
You do not notice any improvement in your condition.
Avoid contact with your eyes, nose, mouth or open skin wounds.
In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine, rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.
Do not use this cream for any other condition or more frequently than that prescribed by the doctor.
Mode of Action of Osil Cream
How Does It Work?
Calcium dobesilate works by protecting the blood vessels of the anal and lowest part of the rectum area. It promotes normal blood flow by reducing the blood viscosity and improves blood supply through the blood vessels of the anal area. It also helps in reducing swelling.
Hydrocortisone works by blocking or reducing the action of some natural substances in the skin that cause swelling, redness and allergies.
Lidocaine (also called Lignocaine) is a local anaesthetic and works by blocking pain.
Allantoin works by helping the dead skin cells fall off, keeps the skin hydrated, thus softening and moisturizing the skin.
Aloe vera extract has powerful healing properties. It also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory actions on the skin.
Directions for Use of Osil Cream
Osil cream is meant for external use only.
Use it as directed by the doctor.
Wash your hands before and after using this medicine.
Take a sufficient quantity of this cream and gently it apply over the affected area.
Do not use it for a longer duration than that prescribed.
In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine rinse your eyes with clean water immediately. Please contact your doctor if you still feel any discomfort.
Interactions of Osil Cream
Interactions with other medicines
Some medicines can affect the way Osil cream works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time. Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take or are using any topical medicines to avoid any possible interaction.
Storage and disposal of Osil Cream
Store Osil cream in the original container in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
Dosage of Osil Cream
As Osil is meant for external application, cases of overdose are unlikely. Upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have overapplied it, wipe out the excess medicine with tissue or cotton.
Missed a Dose
If you have missed applying Osil, apply it as soon as possible. Do not overapply this medicine just to compensate for the missed dose.