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Drug Information For:

NUPERCAINAL SUPPOSITORIES

Ingredient Name:

RECTAL SUPPOSITORIES

Drug Manufacturer:

CIBA

Common Uses:

This medicine is used to treat the symptoms associated with hemorrhoids. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Before Using This Medicine:

INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.

How to Use This Medicine:

Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. IF THE SUPPOSITORY IS TOO SOFT TO USE, put it in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes or run cold water over it. Then remove the wrapper and moisten the suppository with cool water. Lie down on your side. Use your finger to push the pointed end of the suppository well up into the rectum. Wash your hands thoroughly after using this medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are using it regularly, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do NOT use 2 doses at once.

Cautions:

Check with your doctor or pharmacist concerning the use of a stool softener or bulk laxative to help improve your symptoms.

Possible Side Effects:

CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience rectal pain, burning, itching, bleeding, or irritation not present before using this medicine. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Overdose:

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Additional Information:

If your symptoms do not improve within 7 days, or if they become worse, check with your doctor. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children.

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