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Adult Suppositories Medication
Yes: This should have no impact on absorption of the medicine form your vaginal suppository. ...Read more
How do I treat a thrombosed hemorrhoid I have tried hot baths, suppositories, medication cream and ib profhen. What can I do.? I am miserable and everytime the blood cycle flows thru the rectum, I am crying in pain, I have been awake all night.
I am having annoying watery vaginal discharge and it's clear odourless but too much amount!I need drug or suppository!?
Infection: Unfortunately the cause of the discharge has to be determined before a treatment can be advised. ...Read more
Can I use hydrocortisone rectal suppositories for piles while taking gabapentin, or are there any drug interactions?
Should be fine: The topical nature of the suppositories should keep your blood levels of steroid to a bare minimum if any gets absorbed. No interaction to be concerned about. ...Read more
Children suppository: You do not remove the suppositories. Once you insert in the anus these go up in the rectum and dissolve. If used for constipation like glycerine or Dulcolax it makes the child move bowels, these are epelled out with the stools and there is no absorption. The medicated suppositories are used for absorption of the medicine in a child who is vomiting and help in absoption of meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) suppositori. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not sure: Do you mean they lose effectiveness or your body cannot tolerate them? Or unable to insert them? Or retain them? Please clarify what you mean. Any prolonged use of the same type of suppository may cause problems--they are for short term use only, so discuss their use with your doctor, he/she may have a better suggestion for you. ...Read more
Obstipation: You can try Magnesium Citrate over the counter once and continue miralax (polyethylene glycol) to ensure softer stools. Your doctor could prescribe Golytely or another type of bowel preparation. Careful with Fleets enemas. Be sure your doctor rules out complete abdominal obstruction and partial obstruction. Drink sufficient water. Exercise as able. Eat high fiber foods like fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
Are acitaminophen suppository doses different fm oral doses for kids? If so where can I find a chart showing suppository doses?
Can I take 3 suppositories in one day? I took 2 earlier in afternoon. It didn't help. Can I take 1 more at night to relieve myself?
Need more info pls: What's in your suppository and what condition are you trying to treat with the drug? ...Read more
Probably safe: If they are simple otc, have been stored correctly and are not antiques you should be fine. If they are a special prescription formula, have been exposed to bad environments and are rancid, moldy, dried out, etc.... Skip it and buy some. Americans are more picky than folk from other countries — expired goods are all some can get in some places. Use common sense and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
If i hava blockage in my bowels n I've takn exlax n did a suppository how can I unblock the bkockage? I keep gettn really nauseas
Bowel blockage: In a 31 yr old bowel blockage can be from constipation. If you are feeling nauseated, an evaluation may be warranted. Ok to use suppository but avoid oral laxatives. It can cause more damage in unresolved blockage. Have low residue liquid diet and seek medical attention. Long term avoid constipation. ...Read more
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. ...Read more