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ASPIRIN SUPPOSITORIES 150MG

Active substance(s): ASPIRIN

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ACFKOARGTEHLEEUASFELRET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
MATIOPN

D00428

D00428

Aspirin
Suppositories 150mg
irin Suppositories
150mg

acid (Aspirin)
etylsalicylic acid Acetylsalicylic
(Aspirin)

Read all of
this leaflet
carefully
flet carefully
before
you start
takingbefore
this you start taking this
medicine.
• Keep
this
may need to read it again.
You may
need
toleaflet.
read itYou
again.
If you haveplease
any further
questions,
please ask your doctor, nurse
rther• questions,
ask your
doctor, nurse
or pharmacist.
• This
medicine
prescribed
fortoyou. Do not pass it on to
been
prescribed
for has
you.been
Do not
pass it on
others.
them, are
even
if their
m them,
evenItifmay
theirharm
symptoms
the
samesymptoms are the same
as yours.
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e ects
get any
serious,
e ects
or if you
notice
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listed
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e ects not
n this leaflet,
please
tellinyour
ist. nurse or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:

1. What
Aspirin
Suppositories
are and
positories
are
and what
they are used
for what they are used for
Before you use Aspirin Suppositories
pirin2.Suppositories
3. How to use Aspirin Suppositories
n Suppositories
ts 4. Possible side e ects
5. How to store Aspirin Suppositories
rin Suppositories
on 6. Further information

1. What Aspirin
Suppositories
are Suppositories
and what theyare and what they
are used for

The active ingredient
Acetylsalicylic
acidwith
(Aspirin) is a medicine with
t Acetylsalicylic
acid (Aspirin)
is a medicine
pain relieving properties.
rties.

Aspirin
Suppositories are used for:
s are
used for:
• the relief
ofcaused
mild toby
moderate
pain
to moderate
pain
headaches
orcaused by headaches or
neuralgia
• the relief(fever)
of a high
(fever) due to a cold or flu
h temperature
duetemperature
to a cold or flu
• the relief
and swelling
due
to rheumatic disease, arthritis
and swelling
dueoftopain
rheumatic
disease,
arthritis
or sciatica.

2. Before
you use Aspirin Suppositories
se Aspirin
Suppositories

You should
not use if:
Aspirin Suppositories if:
Aspirin
Suppositories
• you are allergic
(hypersensitive)
to Acetylsalicylic
acid (Aspirin) or
hypersensitive)
to Acetylsalicylic
acid (Aspirin)
or
to any other
similar
medicines
(NSAIDS), or to any of the
ar medicines
(NSAIDS),
or to
any of the
ingredients
in section
6 of thislisted
leafletin section 6 of this leaflet
• you su er from asthma
sthma
er previously
from an allergy
or have
su ered from an
• you
n allergy
orsu
have
su ered
frompreviously
an
allergic reaction
symptoms
with symptoms
such as with
swelling,
itchingsuch
or a as swelling, itching or a
runny nose
• you
su erknown
from aasblood
disorder known as haemophilia
blood
disorder
haemophilia
ty clotting
•tyyclotting
or have
• you
are su ering
frompreviously
a stomachsu ered from a stomach
or have
previously
su ered
ulcer
out • you su er from gout

Do not give
Suppositories
to children
Suppositories
toAspirin
children
under 16 years
of age under 16 years of age
as itpossibly
may cause
serious
possibly fatal side e ects.
us and
fatal
side eand
ects.

any
of please
the above
applydoctor
to youbefore
pleasetaking
tell your doctor before taking
pplyIf to
you
tell your
this medicine.

special
care with Aspirin Suppositories.
ith Take
Aspirin
Suppositories.
Tell your doctor if:
you su problems
er from liver or kidney problems
ver or• kidney
ed • you are dehydrated
• your
that you
su er from a blood disorder
old you
thatdoctor
you suhas
er told
fromyou
a blood
disorder
known as G6PD deficiency
deficiency
• you have
a history
of bleeding
from your stomach or intestines
y of bleeding
from
your stomach
or intestines

yourshould
symptoms
persist
should consult your doctor.
ersistIf you
consult
youryou
doctor.

Do not use
Suppositories
fortime.
a prolonged period of time.
uppositories
forAspirin
a prolonged
period of

Taking other medicines
cines
the treatment
may isbetaken
influenced
E ect
ent may
beofinfluenced
if aspirin
at the if aspirin is taken at the
same
time asfor:
some other medicines for:
other
medicines
• Blood clot (e.g. warfarin)
arfarin)
• Rejection
of organ
after transplantation
n after
transplantation
(ciclosporin,
tacrolimus)(ciclosporin, tacrolimus)
• high
bloodand
pressure
(e.g. diuretics and ACE-inhibitors)
ure (e.g.
diuretics
ACE-inhibitors)
painsteroids
and inflammation
(e.g. steroids or anti-inflammatory
mation• (e.g.
or anti-inflammatory
medicines)
d) • gout (probenecid)
cancer (methotrexate)
och reumatoid arthritis (methotrexate)
atoid•arthritis
• diabetes (insulin)

Before
using
aspirin
inform
your doctor
about
inform
your
doctor
about
the medicines
you
are the medicines you are
taking.regularly
If you areseek
using
aspirin
seek advice of your doctor
ng aspirin
advice
of regularly
your doctor
taking
any other
medicine
including
her before
medicine
including
medicines
bought
over medicines bought over
the obtained
counter and
medicines
obtained without a prescription.
dicines
without
a prescription.

If you
have any
doubts
as to whether
Aspirin Suppositories are
bts as
to whether
Aspirin
Suppositories
are
suitableyour
for you
please consult your doctor.
se consult
doctor.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
ast-feeding:
Aspirin
Suppositories
may be used
duringbe
pregnancy but should be
s may
be used
during pregnancy
but should
avoided
near
to the labour
birth asand
it may
prolong labour and increase
birth
as it may
prolong
increase
bleeding.
Aspirin
Suppositories
should
not be used if you are breast-feeding.
s should
not
be used if you
are breast-feeding.

ects and
on the
to drive and use machinery:
ty toE drive
useability
machinery:
There
noAspirin
known Suppositories
e ects of using
of are
using
onAspirin
drivingSuppositories on driving
e ects
or using machines.
Continued overleaf

Continued overleaf

3. How
to use Aspirin Suppositories
3. How to use Aspirin
Suppositories

Always use
Aspirin
exactly
as your
Always use Aspirin Suppositories
exactly
asSuppositories
your doctor has
told you.
You should
check
with your
doctor
pharmacis
You should check with your
doctor or
pharmacist
if you
are or
not
sure.
If you
needthis
to empty
bowels
this should
1. If you need to empty1.your
bowels
shouldyour
be done
before
inserting the suppository.
inserting the suppository.

2. Washindividual
hands before
opening individual packag
2. Wash hands before opening
packaging.
the itsuppository
is too
it may be chilled
If the suppository is too Ifsoft,
may be chilled
insoft,
the refrigerator
or under
cold
running water before unwrappi
or under cold running water
before
unwrapping.

3. Totear
remove
a suppository,
3. To remove a suppository,
one from
the strip tear one from the st
along
theitperforations
the
along the perforations then
peel
from the thenPeelpeel
back it from
Peel back
plasticthe
wrapping
by grasping
the two halves o
plastic wrapping by grasping
two halves
of
thethe
wrapping
at theand
tip of the suppository and
the wrapping at the tip of
suppository
pulling
them
gently
pulling them gently apart.
The tip
should
beapart. The tip should be
moistened
little cold water to aid insert
moistened with a little cold
water towith
aid ainsertion.

4. you
Lie are
on your
side (ifand
youdraw
are right
4. Lie on your left side (if
rightleft
handed)
your handed)
knees a
up towards
your
the right
up towards your chest, with
the right
legchest,
drawnwith
up more
thanleg
thedraw
left.
left.

5. Using
yourfinger,
index whichever
finger or middle
finger, whic
5. Using your index finger
or middle
you find
easier, gently
push
suppository
easier, gently push the suppository
into
thethe
rectum
(back into the re
passage),
making
rounded isend of the
passage), making sure the
rounded
end ofsure
the the
suppository
inserted first.
inserted first.

6. The
suppository
be inserted
as far
6. The suppository should
be inserted
as farshould
as possible,
pushing
theas p
end of thetosuppository
sideways
to ensure
end of the suppository sideways
ensure contact
with the
wall con
of the bowel.
of the bowel.

7. Lower your
legs to to
a comfortable
position
7. Lower your legs to a comfortable
position
help you to hold
the to h
suppository in place. suppository in place.
How much to use

How much to use

the
elderly
and children over 16 years
Adults, the elderly andAdults,
children
over
16 years
The usual dose
is 3-4
suppositories
every
hours
The usual dose is 3-4 suppositories
every
4 hours.
You should
not 4use
moreinthan
12 suppositories in 24 hours.
more than 24 suppositories
24 hours.
Children under 16 years
Children under 16 years
Not recommended
for children under 16 years.
Not recommended for children
under 16 years.

use of
Suppositories is not rec
Prolonged use of AspirinProlonged
Suppositories
is Aspirin
not recommended.

you use more than
Aspirin
than yo
If you use more AspirinIfSuppositories
youSuppositories
should
If swallowed
these suppositories
are swallowed
if you hav
If these suppositories are
or if you have
exceededor
the
statedcontact
dose ofyour
yourdoctor
medicine
contact your docto
stated dose of your medicine
or pharmacist.

Possible Side E ects
4. Possible Side E 4.ects

Like
all medicines
Aspirin
Like all medicines Aspirin
Suppositories
can
causeSuppositories
side e ects, can caus
not everybody gets them.
although not everybodyalthough
gets them.
Sideinclude:
e ects that may occur include:
Side e ects that may occur
ty breathing
ty breathing •

• an
allergic reaction,
symptoms
of which
• an allergic reaction, the
symptoms
of which the
include
a skin rash
or in
othernose,
skin reactions,
runny
other skin reactions, a runny
or swollenaface
or nose,
lips or swollen

you usually
from asthma
you may experi
If you usually su er fromIf asthma
you su
mayerexperience
an asthma
attack.
attack.

get any
serious,
If any
ofserious,
these side
e ects
get
or you
notice
otheror you n
If any of these side e ects
ects not
listedtell
in this
tel
side
thise leaflet,
please
yourleaflet,
doctorplease
or
side e ects not listed in
pharmacist.
pharmacist.

5. How
to Store Aspirin Suppositorie
5. How to Store Aspirin
Suppositories
Keep
outofofchildren.
the reach and sight of children.
Keep out of the reach and
sight

Do not use
Aspirin
Suppositories
the expiry
Do not use Aspirin Suppositories
after
the expiry
date on after
the carton
label.toThe
date
refers
to theThe
last doctor
day of tha
label. The expiry date refers
theexpiry
last day
of that
month.
will has
check
the product
or nurse will check that or
thenurse
product
notthat
passed
this date.has not pass
Do not store above 25°C.Do not store above 25°C.

not be disposed
of via wastew
Medicines should not beMedicines
disposed should
of via wastewater
or household
waste.
Ask
pharmacist
how to
waste. Ask your pharmacist
how
toyour
dispose
of medicines
nodispose
longer of me
required.
These
measures
will help to protect the
required. These measures
will help
to protect
the environment.

6. Further Information
6. Further Information

What contain
Aspirin Suppositories contain
What Aspirin Suppositories
active ingredient
is Acetylsalicylic
The active ingredient is The
Acetylsalicylic
acid (Aspirin)
150mg acid (Aspir
The other
ingredient base).
is hard fat (suppository base
The other ingredient is hard
fat (suppository

What look
Aspirin
like
and cont
What Aspirin Suppositories
likeSuppositories
and contents look
of the
pack:
Aspirin
Suppositories
are smooth,
white in
supposi
Aspirin Suppositories are
smooth,
white suppositories
supplied
a
in strips of
Each pack contains 10
plastic cavity in strips ofplastic
5. Eachcavity
pack contains
105.suppositories.

Marketing
Authorisation
Holder and Manufac
Marketing Authorisation
Holder and
Manufacturer:
Ricesteele
Ricesteele Manufacturing
Limited, Manufacturing Limited,
Cookstown Industrial Estate,
Cookstown Industrial Estate,
Tallaght,
Tallaght,
Dublin 24
Dublin 24
Product License Number:
Product License Number:
PL 01648/0005
PL 01648/0005
This leaflet
was last approved in: 10/2011
This leaflet was last approved
in: 09/2014

06604/P/07

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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