Hydrocortisone Rectal Suppository 25 mg
This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- anal itching or pain
This medicine is for use in the rectum or around the anus. DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.
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.
Unwrap the suppository and moisten it with a few drops of cool water. Insert the pointed end into the anus, and push it all the way in with your finger.
If the suppository becomes soft, you can make it firmer by refrigerating it. You can run it under cold water if the suppository is wrapped.
If your dose is one-half (1/2) suppository, carefully cut it lengthwise using a clean, sharp knife.
If you have hemorrhoids, you may coat the tip of the suppository with a water-soluble lubricant (for example K-Y Jelly) before inserting. Do NOT use vaseline.
Keep this medicine at room temperature.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
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.
If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.
You may stop using this medicine if you no longer have symptoms.
Do not freeze the medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.
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.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
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.
- skin irritation such as redness, itching, rash, or burning
- rectal burning or irritation
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- bleeding from rectum
- swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
- stomach pain
- dark, tarry stool
- unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
- blurring or changes of vision
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.
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