B & O Supprettes 15-A rectal

Name: B & O Supprettes 15-A rectal

What is the most important information I should know about B & O Supprettes 15-A (belladonna and opium rectal)?

You should not use belladonna and opium if you have glaucoma, severe breathing problems, severe liver or kidney disease, seizures, or if you have recently used drugs or alcohol.

Belladonna and opium may be habit-forming. Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before using B & O Supprettes 15-A (belladonna and opium rectal)?

Do not use belladonna and opium if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to belladonna or opium, or if you have:

  • severe asthma or breathing problems;

  • seizures;

  • glaucoma;

  • severe liver or kidney disease;

  • a blockage in your stomach or intestines; or

  • if you drank alcohol within the past few hours.

To make sure belladonna and opium is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • heart disease;

  • enlarged prostate;

  • blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines);

  • a thyroid disorder;

  • a history of head injury, brain tumor, or seizures;

  • a history of mental illness or psychosis;

  • a history of drug abuse or alcohol addiction;

  • an allergy to atropine or any narcotic pain medicine (hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone, OxyContin, Vicodin, and others); or

  • if you take potassium supplement tablets or capsules.

Belladonna and opium is more likely to cause breathing problems in older adults and people who are severely ill, malnourished, or otherwise debilitated.

It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. If you use opium while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

It is not known whether belladonna and opium passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use B & O Supprettes 15-A (belladonna and opium rectal)?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Never use belladonna and opium in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

Opium may be habit-forming, even at regular doses. Never share the medicine with another person. MISUSE OF NARCOTIC PAIN MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.

Do not take a rectal suppository by mouth. It is for use only in your rectum.

Wash your hands before and after inserting the rectal suppository.

Try to empty your bowel and bladder just before using the belladonna and opium suppository.

Remove the wrapper before inserting the suppository. Avoid handling the suppository too long or it will melt in your hands.

Lie on your back with your knees up toward your chest. Gently insert the suppository into your rectum about 1 inch, pointed tip first.

For best results, stay lying down for a few minutes. The suppository will melt quickly and you should feel little or no discomfort while holding it in. Avoid using the bathroom for at least an hour after using the suppository.

Drink plenty of water to prevent constipation while using belladonna and opium.

Belladonna and opium rectal is most often used 1 or 2 times per day. Do not use the suppositories more than 4 times per day. Follow your doctor's instructions. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using this medication.

Do not stop using belladonna and opium suddenly after long-term use, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using belladonna and opium.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not refrigerate or freeze the suppositories. Ask your pharmacist how to properly dispose of any unused suppositories that are no longer needed.

Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new supply. Belladonna and opium is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.

What other drugs will affect B & O Supprettes 15-A (belladonna and opium rectal)?

Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous or life-threatening side effects. Ask your doctor before taking belladonna and opium with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.

Other drugs may interact with belladonna and opium, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Dizziness.
  • Feeling sleepy.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Hard stools (constipation).
  • Upset stomach or throwing up.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Some side effects of B & O Supprettes may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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