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GENERIC NAME: ANTIBIOTIC/ANESTHETIC/STEROID - RECTAL OINTMENT

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

USES: This medication contains an antibiotic which helps prevent or treat an infection, an anesthetic which acts on the skin to decrease pain and a steroid which reduces inflammation. It is used in the treatment of hemorrhoids and other rectal conditions.

HOW TO USE: This medication is for rectal use only. For best results, this medication must be used as prescribed usually once in the morning and evening and after each bowel movement. Do not use this more often or continue using this for longer than prescribed. Apply a small amount of the ointment to the affected rectal area as directed. If this is to be used inside the rectum, attach the rectal applicator onto the tube. Insert the applicator gently and to full extent into the rectum. Gently squeeze the tube to deliver the medication while withdrawing it. Rinse the applicator and wash hands after use.

SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may temporarily sting or burn for a minute or two when first applied. If this continues or becomes bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: skin rash, redness/itching/ pain/swelling around the rectal area. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

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