The recommended starting dose of this medication is one suppository or application of ointment in the morning and at bedtime and after each bowel movement. After pain and discomfort have been reduced, use the suppository or ointment daily as directed
by your doctor to prevent the discomfort from returning.
Suppository: Bathe and dry the affected anal area. Insert one suppository into the rectum. The suppository is most easily inserted while in a stooped or squatting position or while lying on your side with your knees flexed. By applying a slight bearing
down pressure, the anal opening (sphincter) will relax and allow for easy insertion of the suppository.
Ointment: Bathe and dry the affected anal area. Attach the plastic applicator to the tube and insert it into the rectum to its full extent, then slowly withdraw while gently squeezing the tube. You may also apply the ointment to the outside surface
of the anus to relieve any external discomfort. Wash the applicator after use.
Do not use this medication for future hemorrhoid problems unless instructed to do so.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are
taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular
dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.