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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Why yes...: ...that is within their scope of license and expertise.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: In case your child has a compromised kidney function, use nonphosphate base suppository such as glycerin suppository.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Why?: Suppositories should never be a routine method of treating constipation. Dietary fiber, or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) can be used safely for long ... Read More
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Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not really: The only nonprescription nausea meds available can cause more side effects in kids. The best nausea med for kids is ondansetron, a prescription that d ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The common side effects of sedation, dizziness, lethargy would be expected. If there is a poison control system in your country you should contact the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Rectally: Soothe them, tell them what you are going to do, and very gently place the suppository on the anus and exert slight persistent pressure and it should ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
Sup use infant: You can use suppository for an infant daily until results and outcome i.e. constipation resolve. The OTC suppository can be used over a week trial al ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
As needed but...: If a baby has an infrequent and hard bowel movements, glycerin suppository may be used. However, if infant requires suppositories often, it is pruden ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Glycerin is an inert substance, so there is no risk of the medication being absorbed into the system. A bigger question though, is why would you use i ... Read More
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