starch (rectal) (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using starch rectal (Anusert, Anusol Suppositories, Hemorrhoidal Suppositories, Tucks Suppositories)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to starch.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have any rectal bleeding.
It is not known whether starch rectal will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether starch rectal passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 12 years old without medical advice.
How should I use starch rectal (Anusert, Anusol Suppositories, Hemorrhoidal Suppositories, Tucks Suppositories)?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Do not take starch rectal rectal suppository by mouth. It is for use only in your rectum.
This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Try to empty your bowel and bladder just before using the starch suppository.
Wash your hands before and after inserting the rectal suppository.
Remove the outer wrapper from the suppository before inserting it. Avoid handling the suppository too long or it will melt in your hands.
You may wet the suppository with a small amount of water to make it easier to insert.
Lie on your back with your knees up toward your chest. Gently insert the suppository into your rectum about 1 inch, pointed tip first.
For best results, stay lying down for about 15 minutes after inserting the suppository and hold it in your rectum for a few minutes. The suppository will melt quickly once inserted and you should feel little or no discomfort while holding it in. Avoid using the bathroom for at least an hour after using the suppository.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if they get worse while using starch rectal.
Store the rectal suppositories at cool room temperature away from moisture and heat.
You may store the suppositories in the refrigerator, but do not freeze.
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