Medications


Fleet Enema

Uses

Instructions

This medicine is for use in the rectum. DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.

Use the applicator that is supplied with this medicine to insert the medicine into the anus.

Follow the instructions on the package to use this medicine correctly.

Wash your hands before and after using this medicine. However, do not get up right away to wash your hands if you are supposed to lie down for a period of time to give the medicine time to work.

Lie on your left side, with your right knee bent toward your chest. Or, you may kneel on both knees, with your arms folded on the floor with your head resting on your arms.

Remove the cap from the bottle, and insert the tip of the enema bottle gently into the anus, pointing it toward your belly button. Squeeze the bottle until most of the liquid is out, then remove the bottle.

Try to keep the medicine inside you until you have a strong urge to have a bowel movement. A bowel movement will usually occur within 1 to 5 minutes.

Do NOT hold the enema solution in the rectum for more than 10 minutes.

Keep this medicine at room temperature.

Frequent or long term use of laxatives can cause your bowels to depend on them. Do not use laxatives for more than one week unless directed by your doctor.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Cautions

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Contact your doctor if you notice a change in the amount or darkening of your urine.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • abdominal cramps
  • excess gas
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • bleeding from rectum
  • confusion
  • severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle weakness
  • blood in stool

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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