Pentasa suppositories treat ulcerative colitis in the rectum
How to use Pentasa suppositories
Pentasa suppositories are normally used at bedtime. Prior to administering the suppository visit the toilet to empty the bowels. The suppository will work better if the bowel is emptied. Administer the suppository as follows:
Open the foil pack.
Put one of the finger protectors provided on the finger with which you will insert the suppository.
To aid insertion the suppository can be moistened with water prior to use. The suppository must not be lubricated with petroleum jelly, glycerol or oil based lubricants such as baby oil, creams and liquid paraffin.
Insert the suppository gently and fully into the rectum. It may help to do this by lying down on one side and raising the other knee as shown in the diagram