How should you use this medication?
This medicine is for rectal use only. Do not take by mouth. Wash your hands before and after use. Take off the wrapping. Try to handle the suppository as little as you can, so that it does not melt before use. Do not cut or break suppository. A small amount of lubricating gel may be used on the tip of the suppository. Lie on your side with your lower leg straightened out and your upper leg bent forward toward your stomach. Lift upper buttock to expose the rectal area. Apply gentle pressure to insert the suppository completely into the rectum, pointed end first. Hold buttocks together for a few seconds. For best results, use this medicine after you have had a bowel movement, and try to keep in place for 1 to 3 hours or longer. Do not use more often than directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not stop taking except on your doctor’s advice. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What are the possible side effects of this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
blood in the urine
pain in the lower back or side
pain when urinating
rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes
signs and symptoms of infection like fever; chills; cough; sore throat; pain or trouble passing urine
signs and symptoms of liver injury like dark yellow or brown urine; general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms; light-colored stools; loss of appetite; nausea; right upper belly pain; unusually weak or tired; yellowing of the eyes or skin
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual or severe stomach upset or pain
unusually weak or tired Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
mild hair loss
rectal pain or discomfort
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What may interact with this medicine?
Our pharmacists will check to see if this medication will cause any interactions with the information in your profile.
Interactions are not expected.