GENERIC NAME: NARCOTIC ANALGESICS - RECTAL
USES: This medication is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.
HOW TO USE: Use this medication as prescribed. If the suppository is too soft to insert, put it in cold water or refrigerate for 30 minutes before removing the foil wrapper. Unwrap the foil and moisten the suppository with a little water. Lie down on your left side with right knee bent. Push suppository into the rectum with your finger. Remain lying down for a few minutes and avoid having a bowel movement for a hour or longer so the drug will be absorbed. Pain medications work best in preventing pain before it occurs. Once the pain becomes intense, the medication is not as effective in relieving it. Use this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for an extended period of time, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor's approval. Over time, this drug may not work as well. Consult your doctor if this medication is not relieving the pain sufficiently.
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