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Rectol 125mg Suppository

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Rectol 125mg Suppository helps ease pain and bring down high body temperature (fever). It works by blocking certain chemical messengers in the brain that increase the body’s temperature and cause pain. It is usually only given to children who are unable to take oral forms of this medicine.

Rectol 125mg Suppository is for rectal use only and should never be taken by mouth. Encourage your child to empty the bowel before inserting the medicine as that will enhance the absorption of the medicine. Also, ask your child to slow down and avoid moving around a lot at least for an hour after placing the medicine. The dose will depend upon your child’s age, body weight, and severity of the infection, so stick to the dose, duration, and way prescribed by your child’s doctor. If your child passes stool within 30 minutes of inserting Rectol 125mg Suppository, you will have to insert it again.

Do not give your child Rectol 125mg Suppository along with other medicines (many cold and flu medicines and other painkillers) that contain paracetamol, as this may result in overdosing and cause dangerous side effects such as hepatotoxicity (liver damage). Always check the ingredients of any other medicine before giving them to your child in combination with this medicine. Also, do not stop giving the medicine abruptly even if your child starts to feel better. Doing so may bring back the symptoms or worsen the condition.

Generally, this medicine is well-tolerated by the children. However, temporary side effects such as anal irritation, nausea, vomiting, and constipation may occur in some children. Consult your doctor in case these episodes become bothersome for your child.

This medicine is often considered safe and effective but may not be suitable for everybody. Inform your doctor if your child is undergoing treatment for any blood-related disorder, is allergic to any medicinal compound, or has any birth defects, liver impairment, or kidney dysfunction. This will help your child’s doctor evaluate the dose and suitability of this medicine in a better way.

Uses of Rectol 125mg Suppository in children

Benefits of Rectol 125mg Suppository for your child

In Pain relief

Rectol 125mg Suppository is a common painkiller used to treat aches and pains. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It is effective in relieving pain caused by headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, period (menstrual) pains, arthritis, and muscle aches. This medicine is very widely used and very rarely causes side effects if taken at the right dosage. Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. It is also the first choice of painkiller during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

In Treatment of Fever

Rectol 125mg Suppository is also used to reduce a high temperature (fever). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever. It may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor.

Side effects of Rectol 125mg Suppository in children

Rectol 125mg Suppository does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Rectol

  • Anal irritation
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

How can I give Rectol 125mg Suppository to my child?

Remove the wrapper from the suppository before inserting it. Keep lying down for about 15 minutes after insertion so that the suppository does not come out before it melts.

How Rectol Suppository works

Rectol 125mg Suppository possesses analgesic (pain-reliever) and antipyretic (lowers body temperature) properties. It is absorbed rapidly into the bloodstream from the rich blood supply of the rectal area. Once absorbed, it provides relief by blocking certain chemical messengers and pathways in the brain that send signals about pain and fever.

Safety advice

Rectol 125mg Suppository should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rectol 125mg Suppository may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, Rectol 125mg Suppository contains paracetamol which is considered the safest painkiller for children with kidney disease.
Rectol 125mg Suppository should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rectol 125mg Suppository may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Rectol 125mg Suppository is not recommended in children with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if I forget to give Rectol 125mg Suppository to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

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Quick tips

  • Rectol 125mg Suppository is for use in children who find it difficult to take paracetamol as tablets or syrup.
  • This medicine is for rectal use only and should not be taken by mouth.
  • Never give any other medicine formulation containing paracetamol along with this medicine as that may lead to serious side effects.
  • Inform the doctor if your child has liver disease as the dose may need to be adjusted.
  • If Rectol 125mg Suppository does not seem to be helping your child, contact your doctor for advice. Do not give extra doses.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
P-Aminophenol Derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class
Analgesic & Antipyretic-PCM

Interaction with drugs

Taking Rectol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Neil, Esulide
Brand(s): Oxy Triactin, Sioril
Brand(s): Pyregin, Alpagin, Bral

Patient concerns

fever and 2 months pregnant can take combiflan
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No take Crocin for pain relief
Diagnosed with viral fever along with rashes on the body. Pain in eyes since three days. Pain when open and when blinking.
Dr. Richa Jain
Orbital pain is common with viral fever. Go to physician for fever. It will be relieved with relief in fever


Q. How should Rectol 125mg Suppository be used?

Rectol 125mg Suppository is meant to be placed inside the rectum (bottom area). It uses the body's heat and melts inside, resulting in direct absorption into the bloodstream and rendering quick relief. Use Rectol 125mg Suppository as directed by your child’s doctor. Before insertion, wash your hands properly. Guide your child to lie down sideways or on the belly. Hold one buttock gently to get access to the rectal area. Unwrap the medicine and hold the rounded end close to the rectum. Use one finger to gently push Rectol 125mg Suppository into the rectum. Ask your child to remain still for about 15 minutes as it will prevent the medicine from popping out. Clean your hands again with soap and water to ensure hygiene.

Q. How much Rectol 125mg Suppository should I give to my child?

It will depend on the strength of the medicine and the age of your child. Always follow your doctor's instructions regarding how much and how often the medicine should be given to your child. In case you are not sure about how much to give, consult your child’s doctor.

Q. Can I give Rectol 125mg Suppository to my child for low-grade fever?

You can give this medicine if your child has a temperature of 38.3°C (101°F) or higher. But, you must always try to speak to your child’s doctor first.

Q. My child’s fever is persistent even after taking Rectol 125mg Suppository. What should I do?

If the fever doesn't come down, the cause might be an infection (virus or bacteria). It is advised to consult your child’s doctor for specific treatment.

Q. Where should I store this medicine?

Keep this medicine beyond the reach of the children. To prevent melting, keep the medicine in the refrigerator but do not freeze.

Q. In what conditions should Rectol 125mg Suppository be given with caution?

It is advised to use Rectol 125mg Suppository with caution if the child has malnutrition, G6PD deficiency, liver disease, or any medicinal allergy. So, do not hesitate to share your child’s complete medical history with the doctor as that will help the doctor decide whether the medicine is safe for your child or not.
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