Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Shake the enema bottle well just before each use.
Lie on your left side with your left leg straight or slightly bent, and your right knee bent upward. Insert the tip of the enema bottle into your rectum about 1 inch. Gently squeeze the bottom of the bottle to release the enema.
Remove the enema bottle and throw it away.
You may need to hold the liquid from the enema in your rectum for several hours. This may be difficult or feel uncomfortable. It should become easier to do as you continue to use this medicine.
To help you keep the liquid in your rectum, you may put a pillow under your hips while you are lying down. Another idea is to lie on your back and pull your knees up to your chest.
Your rectum will have to be rinsed after the treatments. Rinsing your rectum will clean out any medicine that may still be inside.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using antacids or laxatives, such as aluminum carbonate, magnesium hydroxide, milk of magnesia, Basalgel®, Gaviscon®, Maalox®, or Rolaids®. Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking heart medicines, such as digoxin (Digitek®, Lanoxin®) or digitoxin.