HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES


 

HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES Drug Information

Drug Name: HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES

HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES DESCRIPTION:
HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORY

COMMON HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES BRAND NAME(S):
Anusol, Proctocain

HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES SIDE EFFECTS:
HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES is generally well tolerated when used as directed. Irritation may occur if the rectal tissue is raw or bleeding. If symptoms do not improve within 7 days or bleeding, pain or irritation occurs, notify your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

HOW TO USE HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES:
HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES: HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES is for rectal use only. Gently insert one suppository into the rectum after each bowel movement. To use suppositories, unwrap the suppository. Lie on your left side with the right knee bent. Carefully push the suppository (pointed side first) just inside the rectum with your finger. Do not push up high. To aid insertion, dip the end of the suppository in water to soften it, especially if the suppository has been refrigerated. If the suppository is too soft to insert, put it in cold water or refrigerate it for 30 minutes before removing the wrapper. Do not use HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES if hemorrhoids are bleeding or the rectal area is raw and irritated.

HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES USES:
HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES is used to relieve swelling, irritation and itching associated with hemorrhoids.

HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES PRECAUTIONS:
Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, any allergies. HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES should be used cautiously during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: laxatives. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES OVERDOSE:
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES NOTES:
To maintain normal bowel function and reduce the risk of hemorrhoids, eat a proper diet high in fiber, drink 6-8 glasses of water each day and exercise regularly.

MISSED HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES DOSE:
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

HEMORRHOIDAL SUPPOSITORIES STORAGE:
Store suppositories at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. They may be refrigerated. Keep this and all medication out of the reach of children.


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