Hydrocortisone Acetate Rectal Foam 10%
For inflammatory bowel disease.
This medicine is for use in the rectum or around the anus. DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.
Shake the bottle well before using the medicine.
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.
Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how 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.
Fill the applicator with medicine. Gently insert the applicator into the anus, and push the plunger to put the medicine into the rectum.
Remove the applicator, take it apart, and wash the pieces in warm water.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
Avoid getting medicine in eyes, ears, nose or mouth. If medicine gets into one of these areas, rinse thoroughly with clean water.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
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.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Do not store the medicine in the refrigerator or freezer.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
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.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
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.
- 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
- skin irritation such as redness, itching, rash, or burning
- blood in 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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