Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Use this medicine exactly 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.

Do not take rectal suppositories by mouth or use it in the vagina.

To use the suppository:

  • If the suppository is too soft to insert, chill it in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes or run cold water over it before removing the wrapper.
  • Remove the wrapper and moisten the suppository with cool water.
  • Lie down on your side and use your finger to push the suppository well up into the rectum.
  • Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.

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 (suppository):
    • For severe nausea and vomiting:
      • Adults—25 milligrams (mg) 2 times a day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

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.

Storage

You may store the suppositories in the refrigerator, but do not freeze them.

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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.