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A 18-year-old male asked:

can chronic use of glycerin suppositories cause lasting health effects?

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Dr. Richard Rafoth
Gastroenterology 51 years experience
No: Glycerin is an inert lubricant. The real questions is why you need to use a glycerin lubricant chronically. If for easier bowel movements, there are better long term answers.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How effective are glycerin suppositories?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Good: They could be quite effective. But if constipation continues please discuss with your doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Do glycerin suppositories expire?

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Dr. Hillel Naon
Pediatric Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Yes: Every medication has expiration date. The date is usually printed on the box and on the wrap of the product.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Glycerin suppositories doesn't work. What do I do now?

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Dr. KT Park
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Glycerin vs enema: If you are experiencing acute constipation or fecal impaction, home glycerin suppository is a good first step. You may also consider a fleets enema or a mineral oil enema as second line. If these are not working, a visit to your md or an er may be necessary for further management. General recommendation is to focus on prevention by plenty of fluids and high-fiber diet on a day to day basis.
Houma, LA
A 18-year-old male asked:

What are the long term effects of glycerin suppositories?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
dependence: Use otc miralax (polyethylene glycol).
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for me to used glycerin suppositories in my diy soap?

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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Putting: Used glycerin suppositories in your diy soap seems counterproductive to me.

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