- It is used to treat ulcerative colitis.
- It may be given to your child for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has any other bowel problems.
- If your child has an infection.
- If your child has TB (tuberculosis), talk with your child’s doctor.
- If your child has a herpes infection of the eye.
- If your child is taking any of these drugs: Cyclosporine, erythromycin, indinavir, itraconazole, ketoconazole, ritonavir, or saquinavir.
- If your child has psychosis.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Your child may have more chance of getting infections. Avoid crowds and people with infections, colds, or flu.
- If your child has high blood sugar (diabetes), talk with the doctor. This drug can raise blood sugar.
- Have your child’s blood sugar checked as you have been told by your child’s doctor.
- Your child may need to have a bone density test. Talk with the doctor.
- Have your child’s eye pressure checked if your child is on this drug for a long time. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has been exposed to chickenpox or measles and has not had chickenpox or measles or had a chickenpox or measles vaccine, talk with the doctor.
- Avoid giving your child grapefruit and grapefruit juice.
- When changing from an oral steroid to another form of steroid, there may be very bad and sometimes deadly side effects. Signs like weakness, feeling tired, dizziness, upset stomach, throwing up, not thinking clearly, or low blood sugar may happen. Call the doctor right away if your child has any of these signs. If your child has a bad injury, has surgery, or any type of infection, he/she may need extra doses of oral steroids. These extra steroids will help your child’s body deal with these stresses. Have your child wear medical alert ID (identification).
- This drug may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
- Signs of infection like fever, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, or wound that will not heal.
- Skin changes (pimples, stretch marks, slow healing, hair growth).
- A fatty pad or hump between the shoulders.
- Round face.
- Swelling of the ankles.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Dizziness or passing out.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Change in eyesight.
- Bone or joint pain.
- Upset stomach.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss giving your child doses.
- Keep giving this drug to your child as you have been told by your child’s doctor or other health care provider, even if your child feels well.
- This drug is for rectal use only. Do not give this drug by mouth.
- Before giving this drug, have your child use the bathroom to empty the bowels.
- Warm the can before use by holding it in your hands and shaking it for 10 to 15 seconds.
- If you need more lubricant for the applicator, you may use petrolatum or petroleum jelly.
- You can give this drug while your child is standing, lying down, or sitting.
- If you are giving this drug to your child in the evening, give right before bedtime. After giving this drug, have your child try to avoid emptying the bowels until the next morning.
- This drug may catch on fire. Do not use near an open flame or while smoking.
- This drug needs to be mixed before use. Follow how to mix as you were told by the doctor.
- Follow how to give this drug as you have been told by your child’s doctor or read the package insert.
- Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Do not give 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
- Protect from light.
- Protect from heat or open flame. Do not puncture or burn even if it seems empty.
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.