starch suppository (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Starch PR, Tucks Suppository
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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

suppositories

  • 51% starch

Hemorrhoids

1-6 suppository/day PR PRN

Can use stool softeners or bulk forming laxatives in conjunction with suppository

<12 years

Safety & efficacy not established

>12 years

Hemorrhoids: 1-6 suppository/day PR PRN

Can use stool softeners or bulk forming laxatives in conjunction with suppository

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Irritation

Pruritus

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to any ingredients

Cautions

Reevaluate if rectal bleeding or condition worsens after 7 days

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: NA

Lactation: not known if excreted in breast milk

Pregnancy Categories

A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA: Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Active ingredient topical starch acts as skin protectant

Pharmacokinetics

Onset: 3-5 min

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