HYDROCORTISONE - RECTAL CREAM, OINTMENT.
This medication is used to treat swelling, inflammation, or itching of conditions such as hemorrhoids.
To apply cream or ointment, wash and dry the rectal area first. Then gently massage a small amount of the medication into the affected area. Do not use in larger amounts, more often, or longer than directed.
This medication may cause burning, stinging, itching or redness when first applied. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if redness, swelling or irritation does not improve. Notify doctor of: rectal bleeding or pain. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: eye problems, sores or infection of the area being treated, any allergies. Though very unlikely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed into your bloodstream. This may have undesirable consequences that may require additional corticosteroid treatment. This is especially true for children and for those who have used this for an extended period of time and if they also have serious medical problems such as serious infections, injuries or surgeries. This precaution applies for up to one year after stopping use of this drug. Tell your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: vision problems, persistent headache, increased thirst or urination, unusual weakness or weight loss, dizziness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and inform them that you use (or have used) 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 overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children. If using this medicine for an extended period of time, obtain refills before your supply runs out.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your
healthcare professional before taking the product.
Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.