phenylephrine hemorrhoidal gel - topical, Preparation H (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Before use, clean the area with mild soap and water, rinse well, and pat dry.Apply the product to the skin of the affected area up to 4 times daily, usually in the morning and bedtime, or after each bowel movement, or as directed by your doctor. Do not apply the product inside the rectum.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not use more often or for a longer time than recommended.If symptoms do not improve within 7 days, if bleeding/worsening pain occurs, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, consult your doctor promptly.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication does not usually have bothersome side effects when used as directed. Mild pain/stinging may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Stop using this medication and tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: fast/irregular heartbeat, pounding headache, nervousness, shakiness (tremor), trouble sleeping.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to any of its ingredients; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: diabetes, heart problems (e.g., chest pain, heart attack), high blood pressure, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), difficult urination due to blockage (e.g., enlarged prostate).Do not use this product in children 12 years or younger without talking with the doctor.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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