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how often can i use a suppository?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Suppository: It depends what type of suppository we are talking about

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How is a suppository inserted?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Carefully: Normally, I have patients lie on their left side and with their fingers push the suppository into their rectum and wait a few minutes before getting up. Ideally suppositories are taken at night because they are less likely to fall out when lying down.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can I insert a suppository mysefl?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Sure: Just make sure you insert just inside the rectum and not far inside.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How do you use a suppository? I am serious?

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Dr. Sheila Margolis
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Insert into rectum: Remove from container and insert into rectum just past the opening....
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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: suppository?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: A suppository is a drug delivery system that is inserted into the rectum (rectal suppository), vagina (vaginal suppository) or urethra (urethral suppository), where it dissolves or melts. They are used to deliver both systemically-acting and locally-acting medications. The alternative term for delivery of medicine via such routes is pharmaceutical pessary.
Collingswood, NJ
A 37-year-old female asked:

Does a suppository work quicker than liquid medicine?

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Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Probably so: There is rapid mucosal absorption through the rectum, probably faster than passing through the digestive tract.

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