Always use Xyloproct Ointment exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Always wash your hands well before and after using this medicine.
How much Xyloproct Ointment to use
Your doctor will tell you how much ointment to use and how often to use it.
Usually the ointment should be put on the affected area several times a day.
Up to 6 g (grams) of ointment can be used each day. This is about a third of a tube.
How long to use Xyloproct Ointment for
Xyloproct Ointment should only be used for limited periods of time.
With longer periods of treatment (up to 3 weeks) your doctor may suggest that you have a break from treatment, especially if you are getting irritation around or inside where the ointment is applied.
If you get irritation, your doctor may do a patch test to see if it is being caused by Xyloproct Ointment.
Using the applicator
The ointment comes with an applicator. Your doctor will tell you if you need to use this.
If your doctor tells you to use the applicator, be careful not to put too much ointment inside the back passage, especially if it is being given to a child.
Clean the applicator very well after each use.
If you use more Xyloproct Ointment than you should
If you use too much ointment talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
It is particularly important to talk to your doctor as soon as possible if a child has been given too much ointment. This is because fits have sometimes happened in children who have been given too much.