Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

This medicine is for rectal use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. If it does get in these areas, rinse it off right away.

To apply the ointment:

  • Wash your hands before using the medicine.
  • Cover your finger with a plastic wrap, disposable surgical glove, or finger cot.
  • Lay the covered finger next to the dosing line on the side of the medicine box. The tip of your finger should be at one end of the dosing line.
  • Squeeze the ointment onto your finger. The amount of medicine should be the same length as the dosing line.
  • Gently insert your finger with the ointment into the anal canal. Do not push your finger past the first finger joint.
  • Carefully apply the ointment around the inner sides of the anal canal.
  • If you have too much pain in the anal canal, apply the ointment directly to the skin on the outside.
  • Throw the finger covering in the garbage and wash your hands.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For rectal dosage form (ointment):
    • For pain caused by anal fissures:
      • Adult—Apply 1 inch into the anus every 12 hours.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep the tube tightly closed after you use the medicine. Throw away any unused medicine 8 weeks after opening the tube for the first time.