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Last updated on 09/07/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Diosmin + Hesperidin


DRUG CLASS: Anorectal preparations

SUB CLASS: Dietary supplements

USED FOR: Haemorrhoid and anorectal conditions, chronic venous insufficiency of the lower limbs, varicose veins

– 500 mg (tablets)

What is Daflon for?

Daflon is a brand of product used for the treatment of acute or chronic haemorrhoids, varicose veins and lymphedema, which are conditions related to venous circulation disorders. It works by constricting blood veins and increasing resistance in small blood vessels.

How to use it?

Daflon is taken orally at meal times.
For venous insufficiency and chronic haemorrhoidal disease, take 2 tablets daily, one at midday and one in the evening.
For acute haemorrhoidal attacks, take 6 tablets daily for 4 days, followed by 4 tablets daily over the next 3 days.

What are the side effects of Daflon?

Common side effects of Daflon include gastrointestinal discomfort, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhoea, and headache.

Who should not take Daflon?

People allergic to any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

Drink more water, increase fiber intake and exercise regularly to ensure soft bowel movement and reduce straining.

Common dosing schedule:
Daflon is usually taken 2 times daily with meals.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Daflon may interact with:
Daflon has no known interactions with common medications.

Where to buy Daflon in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Daflon is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Daflon in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at