B & O Supprettes 16-A rectal
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What is B & O Supprettes 16-A (belladonna and opium rectal)?
Belladonna is a natural substance made from a toxic plant. The medicinal form of belladonna has many effects in the body, such as decreasing muscle activity.
Opium is also a natural substance made from the seeds of a plant. The medicinal form of opium is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Belladonna and opium is a combination medicine used to treat moderate to severe pain caused by muscle spasms in the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder.
Belladonna and opium may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
How should I use B & O Supprettes 16-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 happens if I miss a dose?
Since belladonna and opium is used for pain, you are not likely to miss a dose. Skip any missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What should I avoid while using B & O Supprettes 16-A (belladonna and opium rectal)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how belladonna and opium will affect you. Dizziness or severe drowsiness can cause falls or other accidents.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. This medication can decrease sweating and you may be more prone to heat stroke.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of belladonna and opium.
What other drugs will affect B & O Supprettes 16-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.