Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®
Use this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.
This medicine comes with a patient information insert. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if you begin to feel better after a few days. Do not miss any doses.
Before using this medicine, it is best to empty your bowels.
This medicine is to be applied on the anus. Do not take this medicine by mouth.
Attach the applicator (provided in the package) to the can. Each applicator is coated with a lubricant. If additional lubrication is needed, you may use petrolatum or petroleum jelly.
Warm the canister foam by shaking it in your hands for 10 to 15 seconds.
You may use the rectal foam in a standing, lying, or sitting position (eg, while using the toilet).
Apply the foam in the morning and evening for the first 2 weeks. When applied in the evening, use it before bedtime. Try not to empty bowels until the next morning.
Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you are using this medicine.
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 (foam):
For induction of remission mild to moderate distal ulcerative colitis
Adults—One metered dose (containing 2 milligrams [mg]) two times a day (in the morning and evening) for the first 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, apply it once a day in the evening (before bedtime) for 4 weeks.
Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take 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. Do not double doses.
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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.
Store the foam can at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not keep this medicine inside a car where it could be exposed to extreme heat. Do not poke holes in the canister or throw it into a fire, even if the canister is empty.