A 41-year-old member asked:
How long does it take for a suppository to relieve constipation?
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Dr. Sidney Vinson answered
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Usually < 1 hour: I depends on the suppository. Some are glycerin and only stimulate the rectum by their irritant properties. Bisacodyl suppositories ( dulcolax, etc.) are gut stimulants and generally work better and quicker but can lead to cramps.
Answered on May 28, 2019
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