Bismuth Subgallate Compound Suppositories Bp 80

package leaflet: information for the I USER D02514

Bismuth Subgallate Compound Suppositories

Bismuth Subgal

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What is in this leaflet:

1.    What Bismuth Suppositories are and what are they used for

2.    What you need to know before you use Bismuth Suppositories

3.    How to use Bismuth Suppositories

4.    Possible side effects

5.    How to store Bismuth Suppositories

6.    Contents of the pack and other information

1.    What Bismuth Suppositories are and what are they used for

The active ingredients of this medicine; Bismuth Subgallate and Zinc Oxide, belong to a group of medicines which act as mild antiseptics and constrict blood vessels.

Bismuth Subgallate Suppositories are used to treat piles (haemorrhoids) and itching around the back passage (rectum).

2.    What you need to know before you use Bismuth Suppositories

Do not use Bismuth Suppositories if:

• you are allergic (hypersensitive) to bismuth subgallate, zinc oxide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine, listed in section 6 of this leaflet

Bismuth Suppositories are not recommended for children under 6 years of age.

Warnings and precautions

Avoid using Bismuth Suppositories for long periods of time.

Other medicines and Bismuth Suppositories

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding There are no known effects of using Bismuth Suppositories during pregnancy or breastfeeding, however you should ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.

Driving and using machines

There are no known effects of using Bismuth Suppositories on driving or using machines.

3. How to use Bismuth Suppositories

Always use Bismuth Suppositories exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

To remove a suppository, tear one from the strip along the perforations then peel it from the plastic wrapping by grasping the two halves of the wrapping at the tip of the suppository and pulling them gently apart.

Remove the wrapping and insert one suppository into the back passage (rectum). The suppository may be retained in position oy crossing your legs or lying on your side. f necessary the suppository may be ubricated with a small quantity of olive oil °ef°re insertion._Continued overleaf

Bismuth Suppositories should not be swallowed

Adults, the elderly and children over 6 years:

Insert one suppository into the back passage (rectum) in the morning, evening and after bowel movements, or as directed by your doctor.

Children under 6 years

Not recommended for children under 6 years of age.

Prolonged use of Bismuth Suppositories is not recommended.

If you feel your symptoms are not getting better contact your doctor.

If you use more Bismuth Suppositories than you should

If you use more of this medicine than you should contact your doctor or pharmacist.

If these suppositories are swallowed or you suspect someone else has swallowed any, immediately contact the nearest hospital or your doctor, taking the container and this leaflet with you.

If you forget to use Bismuth Suppositories

If you forget to use Bismuth Suppositories, do not worry. use them as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time for the next dose, then carry on using it as before. Do not take a double dose to make up for one you have missed.

4. Possible side effects

There have been no side effects reported after using Bismuth Suppositories, however if you feel at all unwell whilst using this medicine contact your doctor or pharmacist. Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow card scheme at: yellowcard

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5.    How to store Bismuth Suppositories

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use Bismuth Suppositories after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Store below 25°C. Protect from light.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6.    Contents of the pack and other information

What Bismuth Suppositories contains

The active substances are bismuth subgallate 200mg and zinc oxide 120mg.

The other ingredients are castor oil, resorcinol, witepsol s55, witepsol E85.

What Bismuth Suppositories look like and contents of the pack

This medicine is a yellow, torpedo-shaped suppository sealed in printed plastic strips. There are 2 strips of 6 suppositories (12 suppositories in total) packed in a carton. Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer

Martindale Pharmaceutical Ltd Bampton Road, Harold Hill, Romford Essex, RM3 8uG, uK

If you would like any more information, or would like the leaflet in a different format, please contact Medical Information at the above address.

Product licence numbers:

PL 0156/0046 HK-43438

Date of last revision: August 2013


Bampton Road, Harold Hill, Romford, RM3 8UG, UK



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