GENERIC NAME: ANTIBIOTIC/ANESTHETIC/STEROID - RECTAL SUPPOSITORIES
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. If wrapped, remove the wrapping from the suppository. Gently insert one suppository into the rectum by pushing lightly with a finger. The suppository will melt delivering the medication to the affected area. Wash hands after use.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may temporarily sting or burn for a minute or two when first inserted. 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, vision changes. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: other infections or diseases, stomach/intestinal problems, eye problems, allergies. Though very unlikely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed into your bloodstream. This may have undesirable consequences that may require additional corticosteroid treatment. This is especially true for children and for those who have used this for an extended period of time and if they also have serious medical problems such as serious infections, injuries or surgeries. This precaution applies for up to one year after stopping use of this drug. Tell your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: vision problems, persistent headache, increased thirst or urination, unusual weakness or weight loss, dizziness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and inform them that you use (or have used) this medication. You may need to have your dosage slowly decreased if treatment is no longer needed and you were using several doses a day for an extended period. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
NOTES: If the condition for which this was prescribed does not improve or becomes worse after a few days, consult your doctor. Inform all your doctors you use, or have used, this medication.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store this at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.
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Hemorrhoids (piles) are swollen veins in the rectum and anus. Causes include pregnancy, obesity, diarrhea, low-fiber diet, and prolonged sitting on the toilet. Treatment varies depending upon the severity of the hemorrhoids. Some treatment options include over-the-counter creams and suppositories, stool softeners, warm sitz baths, and hemorrhoidectomies.
Can You Pop a Hemorrhoid?
Hemorrhoids or piles are swollen, inflamed veins around the anus or lower part of the rectum (the terminal part of the large bowel). They often get better on their own within a few days, but some may need medications and even surgery to go away. You must not pop a hemorrhoid because doing so can lead to painful and serious complications. You must always consult your doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment.
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