What is Proctolog® (Ruscogenin, Trimebutine) used for?
How should I take Proctolog® (Ruscogenin, Trimebutine)?
Gently apply a small amount of ointment (by finger or nozzle) to the affected area up to three times daily.
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- Either squat or lie on your side with one leg bent and the other straight.
- Gently but firmly push the suppository into the rectum, pointed end first. If necessary, moisten the end of the suppository with a little water. Push it in far enough so that it doesn’t slip out.
- Close your legs and sit or lie still for a few minutes.
- Wash your hands again.
How do I store Proctolog® (Ruscogenin, Trimebutine)?
Proctolog® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Proctolog® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Proctolog® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Proctolog® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Proctolog® (Ruscogenin, Trimebutine)?
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist, if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any ingredients of Proctolog® or other medications.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Proctolog® should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit to the patient outweighs the risk to the patient and fetus. Safety for use in lactation has not been established.
What side effects can occur from Proctolog® (Ruscogenin, Trimebutine)?
Proctolog® may cause these side effects, such as:
- Dizziness, fainted;
- Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders (e.g., rash).
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Proctolog® (Ruscogenin, Trimebutine)?
Proctolog® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Proctolog® (Ruscogenin, Trimebutine)?
Proctolog® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Proctolog® (Ruscogenin, Trimebutine)?
Proctolog® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.
What is the dose of Proctolog® (Ruscogenin, Trimebutine) for an adult?
Rectal Cream: 1-2 applications/day.
Suppository: 1-2 suppositories/day.
What is the dose of Proctolog® (Ruscogenin, Trimebutine) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Proctolog® (Ruscogenin, Trimebutine) available?
Proctolog® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Proctolog® Rectal cream (trimebutine 5.8 g and ruscogenins 0.5 g).
- Proctolog® Suppository (trimebutine 120 mg and ruscogenins 10 mg).
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Proctolog®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Proctolog®. http://www.mims.com/singapore/drug/info/Proctolog?type=full. Accessed September 30, 2016.
Proctolog®. http://www.medicatione.com/?c=drug&s=proctolog&ingredient=ruscogenin/trimebutine. Accessed September 30, 2016.
Review Date: November 14, 2016 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017