Brand Name: Supofen 500
Generic Name: Paracetamol 500mg Suppository
WHAT SUPOFEN 500 MG SUPPOSITORIES ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR?
Supofen 500 mg Suppositories contain paracetamol, which belongs to a
group of medicines called anti-pyretic painkillers with mild to less anti- inflammatory activity.
A suppository is a small, torpedo-shaped medicine which is inserted in to the back passage (rectum).
These may be useful in people who find it difficult to take tablets or syrup. Supofen 500 mg Suppositories can be used to relieve mild to moderate pain and fever in children and adults.
BEFORE YOU USE SUPOFEN 500 MG SUPPOSITORIES.
Do not use Supofen 500 mg Suppositories. If you or your child are allergic (hypersensitive) to paracetamol or any of the other ingredients in this medicine.
Take special care with Supofen 500 mg Suppositories if you or your child has liver or kidney problems
Taking other medicines then do not use any other products that contain paracetamol while using Supofen 500 mg Suppositories.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you or your child is taking any of the following medicines:
medicines used as sedatives, such as barbiturates warfarin or other coumarins, which are medicines used to thin the blood medicines used to treat epilepsy or fits, such as carbamazepine, phenobarbital or phenytoin.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you or your child is taking or has recently taken any
other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
If you have any doubts about whether you or your child should take this medicine, then talk
to your doctor or pharmacist.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding you should ask your doctor for advice before taking.
HOW TO USE SUPOFEN 500 MG SUPPOSITORIES.
For rectal use only.
The dosage schedule given below should be followed, unless otherwise directed by your
The number of suppositories to give your child depends on their age and weight. Ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice on how many suppositories to give.
The usual dose is:
500-1000 mg (1-2 suppositories) to a maximum of 8 in 24 hours.
Children 12-16 years:
500-1000 mg (1-2 suppositories) to a maximum of 6 in 24 hours. Do not use more than 4 doses in any 24-hour period. Leave at least 4 hours between doses. Only use whole suppositories.
Supofen 500 mg Suppositories are designed to be inserted in the back passage (rectum).
Always wash your hands before and after using the suppositories.
If you or your child needs to empty their bowels, this should be done before inserting the
suppository. It may be easier to do if your child lies on a bed on their front or side. The blister should be opened immediately before use. Remove one suppository from the mould.
Do not break the suppository. Moisten the tip of the suppository with a little water before insertion. Using one finger, slide the suppository as high up into the rectum as it can go without pushing or applying force.Try to keep your child still or stay still for a minute or two.
If you need to insert more than one suppository, insert them one at a time – there is no need to wait between insertions for the previous suppository to melt – there is plenty of room in
Please refer to the diagram, which shows the insertion procedure. If you have any concerns
you should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use more medicine than the label tells you to. If you or your child does not get better, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not give more suppositories than the recommended dose.
Do not use for longer than three days without consulting your doctor.
If a dose is missed, administer the normal dose as soon as possible.
Do not give a double dose. Then allow at least 4 hours before the next dose.
If you use more than you should: Talk to a doctor at once if you or your child takes too
much of this medicine even if you or your child feels well. This is because too much
paracetamol can cause delayed, serious liver damage.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines Supofen 500 mg suppositories can have some side effects although not everyone gets them. Side effects that may occur are listed below.
Common side effects (affecting less than 1 in 10 people).
• Redness or soreness in or around the back passage (rectum).
Rare side effects (affecting less than 1 in 1,000 people)
• Allergic reactions
• Skin rashes or itching
• Blood problems. If these happen you or your child may get a high temperature/fever,
ulcers in the mouth and throat, a tendency to bleed or bruise easily or to get infections.
• Liver problems
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO STORE SUPOFEN 500 MG SUPPOSITORIES.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25°C. Keep in the outer carton.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date on the carton or blister strip.
Do not use a suppository that is damaged or shows signs of deterioration.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that you no longer need. These measures will help to protect the environment.