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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience in Hepatology
Nitroglycerin??: nitroglycerin is pretty sensitive to light and won't last long - check the bottle for expiration date, and don't count on it to help past that time. i ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: It has little or no antibacterial effect.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No it will not.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hillel Naon
42 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: Every medication has expiration date. The date is usually printed on the box and on the wrap of the product.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience in Pharmacology
Slight discharge: Usually no appreciable side effects from glycerin suppositories. There is no medicinal ingredient- they act as a lubricant and can stimulate a bowel m ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience in Pharmacology
Senna - Glycerin: Both glycerin and senna laxatives are rather safe, but they do work in different ways. Senna is considered a stimulant laxative and glycerin is a lub ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Probably not.: Glycerin is a pretty common substance, even found even in foods. Local application might cause irritation, but very unlikely to cause any other side e ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
None: That i know of. However would not use it daily, but rather figure out the reason you need one and correct the underying problem whether it be not enou ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience in Geriatrics
Not usually,: ; hey are safe!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience in Psychiatry
CereVe: There is a line of creams, lotions, and cleansers called cereve, which is available over the counter. They are free of propylene glycol. They are ex ... Read More
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A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adetokunboh Ajoku
42 years experience in Pediatrics
Give fruits/ vegetab: Excessive suppository is not good. It may make him dependent for life. Give him sliced oranges or watermelon everyday with breakfast and lunch. Give ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Good: They could be quite effective. But if constipation continues please discuss with your doctor.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes.: No significant interaction - except possibly producing some loose stools.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: They can be used together if the dulcolax is a tablet. If it is a suppository, you should wait to see if it works before using the enema, as it would ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: To be expected.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience in Pediatrics
Miralax high fiber: I would preferyou not use suppositories regularly.I ncrease the fiber in your diet and use something like MIRALAX (polyethylene glycol) or/and BENEFIB ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Over the counter: There are many over the counter laxatives and treatments for constipation. Magnesium citrate works well for bad cases. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) i ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. KT Park
Dr. KT Park answered
15 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Glycerin vs enema: Depends on the situation. Gylcerin suppository is a lubricant that dissolves in your rectum for gentler passage of stool. A fleets enema is reserved ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
18 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: I'm sure your partner would appreciate it. However, there are some contraindications to use of fleets enemas due to the phosphate (such as kidney dis ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Hyperosmotic laxativ: It works by drawing water into the intestines. The effect is to cause a bowel movement usually within 15 to 60 minutes.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hillel Naon
42 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Mainly 3 ways: Glycerin suppositories are one of the most widely used rectal laxatives for relieving mild to moderate constipation in babies, adults, and children. G ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Either: Both work by causing small bowel to secrete fluid into gut. Increased fluid helps to sofeten hard stool; not a stimulant.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience in Gastroenterology
Constipation: Need more information about your symptoms.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Which is it?: Barium enema and fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) are different things - ba enema is only used by doctors to enhance xrays of the intestines while fl ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Vegetable glycerin: The most common side effect of inhalation of e-liquid containing vegetable glycerin is a dry mouth, sore throat, and thirst. These symptoms usually la ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: You can.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Do not give yourself a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) vaginally.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Glycerine: Probably not. Many 3rd world countries will use expired meds without any issues. In the usa it is not advised. Afterall we are excessive and we do was ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: Companies sell these products and make money at it. It is safe to assume someone has used these products for their intended purpose.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not necessarily: If you want assistance getting cleaned out the er could do it for you. However, i see no need to go for the extra glycerin suppository. It is irregula ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
There may be: Some discomfort from holding in a large bolus of fluid in the rectum - as it reflexively causes the urge to defecate.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Glycerin is used for a mild stimulant/lubricant and has no effect on the brain-receptor pathway that controls nausea. However, if constipation is caus ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Virtually none.: Wouldn't worry. I'm assuming you mean vagina rather than mouth, or your aim is really off!
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Ichthammol Uses: The following are normal uses for ichthammol: treating insect bites and stings from mosquitoes, spiders and bees, treatment of boils, removing sp ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Binny Koshy
23 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Electrolytes: Any kind of chronic use of laxatives / enema can cause electrolyte imbalance. It's recommended you have regular lab work done.
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Half: If it is thee glycerin suppository, give half(rounded end in first). Are you giving baby any water? Is belly bloated and hard? If no immediate reli ... Read More
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