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USES: This medication is used to control nausea and vomiting.
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This medication is used to control nausea and vomiting.
- Do not share this medication with others..
- Store suppositories at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
- HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: Unwrap the suppository and insert it gently but completely into the rectum, pointed-end first.
- Avoid excessive handling of the suppository so that it doesn't melt before use.
- This medication is usually used three to four times a day.
- Use it exactly as prescribed.
- Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often than directed.
- Dizziness, drowsiness or headache may occur.
- If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
- Notify your doctor if you develop jaundice (e.g., yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark urine), blurred vision, mental confusion, muscle cramps, or a skin rash.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of high fever, stomach problems, encephalitis, electrolyte imbalances (vitamin/mineral imbalances), and of any allergies you may have.
- Children and teenagers should not use this drug if they have chickenpox, influenza, uncomplicated vomiting or any undiagnosed illness without first consulting a doctor about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.
- Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication makes you drowsy or dizzy.
- Limit alcohol intake because it will add to the dizziness or drowsiness effects of this medication.
- This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
- Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- It is not known if this medication is excreted into breast milk.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not double the dose to catch up.
- Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, especially of narcotic pain medication (e.g., codeine), sleeping pills, tranquilizers, sedatives, barbiturates (e.g., phenobarbital) and of drowsiness- causing antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine).
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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