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acetaminophen suppository - rectal, Acephen, Feverall

GENERIC NAME: ACETAMINOPHEN SUPPOSITORY - RECTAL (a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen)

BRAND NAME(S): Acephen, Feverall

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This drug is used to treat mild to moderate pain (e.g., headaches, cold/flu aches and pains) and to reduce fever.

HOW TO USE: Use this product rectally as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.First, unwrap 1 suppository. Lie down on your left side with right knee bent. If giving to a child, the child may lie on the side or flat on the back. Gently push the suppository into the rectum with your finger. After inserting the suppository, if necessary, hold the buttocks together for 30 to 60 seconds to keep the suppository in place. Remain lying down for a few minutes, and avoid having a bowel movement for an hour or longer so the drug will be absorbed. The suppository is for rectal use only.Do not use more acetaminophen than recommended. (See also Side Effects and Precautions sections.)Do not use this medication for fever for more than 3 days unless directed by your doctor. For adults, do not use this product for pain for more than 10 days (5 days in children) unless directed by your doctor. If the child has a sore throat (especially with high fever, headache, or nausea/vomiting), consult the doctor promptly.Pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the symptoms have worsened, the medication may not work as well.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens or if you develop new symptoms. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.




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