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Important Note

The following 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 use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.


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COMMON BRAND NAME(S): B & O Supprettes


This medication is used for relief of moderate to severe pain in certain illnesses, including kidney related conditions (ureteral spasm).

How To Use

Moisten the suppository and your finger with water before inserting. This medication must be used exactly as prescribed.

Side Effects

This medication may cause drowsiness, dry mouth, dizziness, blurred vision, constipation, nausea/vomiting, eye sensitivity to light. If these continue or are bothersome, notify your doctor. Very unlikely but report: difficulty urinating, itching, rash, rapid heartbeat, fever, breathing trouble, mental changes, seizures, decreased sex drive. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Before using this drug, tell your doctor your entire medical history, especially if you have: liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, lung disease, high blood pressure, prostate enlargement (males), seizures, abnormal thyroid function, stomach or intestinal disorders, narrow-angle glaucoma, alcoholism, allergies. Caution is advised with use in very hot climates, if a fever is present or in combination with alcohol. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into human milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. This product is not recommended for use in children under 12.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all nonprescription or prescription medication you use, especially of: muscle relaxants, antidepressants (tricyclic), tranquilizers, sleep medicine, amantadine, antiparkinson drugs, narcotic pain relievers, cough medicines, quinidine, procainamide, disopyramide, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), antihistamines, levodopa, digoxin, ketoconazole, potassium supplements, corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), amphetamines, alcohol, cimetidine. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. Symptoms of overdose may include slowed or difficult breathing, pinpoint pupils, and loss of consciousness.


This is a potent drug. Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture. Do not refrigerate.