Carter's Little Pill
Can not be split. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada. Dulcolax is also marketed internationally under the name Carter's Little Pill.
Generic equivalents for Dulcolax... What are generics?
Can not be split. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada.
(bis ak' oh dil)
- If the suppository is soft, hold it under cool water or place it in the refrigerator for a few minutes to harden it before removing the wrapper.
- Remove the wrapper.
- If you were told to use half of the suppository, cut it lengthwise with a clean, sharp knife or blade.
- Lie down on your left side and raise your right knee to your chest.
- Using your finger, insert the suppository, pointed end first, into your rectum until it passes the muscular sphincter of the rectum, about 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) in adults. If not inserted past this sphincter, the suppository may pop out.
- Hold it in place for as long as possible.
- Wash your hands thoroughly.
- Shake the enema bottle well.
- Remove the protective shield from the tip.
- Lie down on your left side and raise your right knee to your chest or kneel and lean forward so that your head and chest are resting comfortably.
- Gently insert the enema bottle into the rectum with the tip pointing toward the navel.
- Squeeze the bottle gently until the bottle is nearly empty.
- Remove the enema bottle from the rectum. Hold the enema contents in place as long as possible, for up to 10 minutes.
- Wash your hands thoroughly.
Before using rectal bisacodyl,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to bisacodyl, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in these products. Check the label or ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, a sudden change in bowel movements lasting more than 2 weeks, anal fissures, or hemorrhoids.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using rectal bisacodyl, call your doctor.
- talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication if you are 65 years of age or older. Older adults should not usually use rectal bisacodyl because it is not as safe or effective as other medications that can be used to treat the same condition.
- stomach cramps
- stomach discomfort
- burning in the rectum
- rectal bleeding
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