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Is it safe to give my 2 week old baby pedia lax suppositories she became conspiated when she change her formula?

Is it safe to give my 2 week old baby pedia lax suppositories she became conspiated when she change her formula?

Formula: It is normal for her to have more formed stools with a change from breast milk to formula. I would suggest keeping her well hydrated and follow up with your pediatrician. There is no need for any supplemental water at this age. ...Read more

Suppository (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I gave myself a pedi-lax that you use for babies. It's a liquid glycerin suppositories. I used it and I'm bleeding from my rectum after having a bowl.

I gave myself a pedi-lax that you use for babies. It's a liquid glycerin suppositories. I used it and I'm bleeding from my rectum after having a bowl.

Glycerin: Should not be that irritating to your body since it is safe for kids. If your bowel movement was huge it could have caused a tear in the anus and that is why you are bleeding. If it continues, you should be seen by your doctor. Chances are it is a local problem after the bm. ...Read more

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How much fluid is in an infant liquid suppository?

How much fluid is in an infant liquid suppository?

About 2 and 1/4 oz: However, it is usually best not to use these on children less than 2 years of age unless directed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Where can recommended vomitting suppository dosage info for infants can be found? Such supositry can be very useful in case infant cant keep anything

Where can recommended vomitting suppository dosage info for infants can be found? Such supositry can be very useful in case infant cant keep anything

??? reason/med??: In the US the use of most suppository medications, specifically phenergan (promethazine) has declined in popularity. Newer meds are more convenient and have less risks. Phenergan (promethazine) was found to occasionally trigger apnea-loss of breathing in infants under 2. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put a suppository in my infant before bed?

Is it safe to put a suppository in my infant before bed?

Yes: Are you talking about suppository tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever, or suppository for constipation. Either case it is safe to use before bed time. ...Read more

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How long does a babies gliceran suppository take in affect the baby is 5 weeks old and constipated

How long does a babies gliceran suppository take in affect the baby is 5 weeks old and constipated

A: A glycerine suppository only takes a few minutes to melt, but it may take a few more hours for the child to pass a stool.

Constipation is the passage of a dry, hard stool - not necessarily the absence of daily stool. If you suspect your child may be crying because he is ill, call your child's doctor. That being said, constipation is common in infants and there are a couple things you can do to help.

1.) give pear or prune juice - 1oz/age in months/day so in your case 1 oz. Not only does prune or pear juice have sugar which can help soften bms, but also has fiber (notice the gritty texture when you drink it?). This does not mean that you should be feeding your baby juice as a part of his regular diet, but it's ok in daily small amounts to treat constipation.

2.) if juice does not work, then you can try a glycerine suppository which you can buy over the counter. Just cut a pea-sized piece of the glycerine and place it in the baby's anus to lubricate the hard stool. This is not meant for daily use, so if you find that your baby needs a suppository in order to have a bm despite dietary changes, discuss with your child's doctor.

3.) do not use mineral oil, laxatives or enemas. These methods are not safe for infants.

4.) finally, if constipation is persistent and not improved with any of the above recommendations, be sure to contact your baby's doctor. There are some very rare underlying disorders such as hirschprung's disease, cystic fibrosis or hypothyroidism that can cause chronic constipation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give an infant of 1 month a suppository? How often and what's best for infant constipation?

Is it safe to give an infant of 1 month a suppository? How often and what's best for infant constipation?

Sometimes: Many children become constipated but it is by no means normal - many parents use an occasional glycerin suppository without issue but you really should discuss this with your doctor and have the child checked as this is not normal and possibly a change in diet or a medication may be more helpful especially if this is chronic ...Read more

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My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying I think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying I think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more

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How much of the fleet pedia-lax liquid glycerin suppositories do I give to my baby (2 1/2 weeks) she hasn't had a bm in 4 days.?

How much of the fleet pedia-lax liquid glycerin suppositories do I give to my baby (2 1/2 weeks) she hasn't had a bm in 4 days.?

Half: If it is thee glycerin suppository, give half (rounded end in first). Are you giving baby any water? Is belly bloated and hard? If no immediate relief with suppository, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use pedi lax suppository on a 12 day old baby?

Is it safe to use pedi lax suppository on a 12 day old baby?

Breastfeeding: Breastfed babys can go as long as a week without having a stool. All very normal. And a suppository is not needed. ...Read more

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When should I take a child's suppository out?

When should I take a child's suppository out?

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

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Which position is the best for a child, to insert a suppository into the child?

On side: The easiest position to put a suppository into a child is to have them lie on their side with their knees drawn up towards their chest. Touch the suppository to the rectum and apply steady pressure. The rectal muscle should relax, allowing the suppository to be inserted. Depending on the age of the child, you may need help holding. ...Read more

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My child has a suppository that I do not think is dissolving. He has not stooled yet after 1 2 hours. When should I remove it?

How?: Why did you use the suppository? If it is for constipation, there are better ways and a healthy child is not constipated. Consider the child's diet. I suspect that "junk" is part of it. ...Read more

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Can I use a baby suppository for my own constipation?

Can I use a baby suppository for my own constipation?

Yes: In treating constipation, it is always better to start with the mildest treatment first and if there is no or little response then get more aggressive. ...Read more

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How do I give my child a rectal suppository for fever?

How do I give my child a rectal suppository for fever?

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 slip in. ...Read more

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Can I try suppositories to relieve my baby's constipation?

Can I try suppositories to relieve my baby's constipation?

1st Dietary Measures: Dr mcgraw's answer is true. But if constipated, meaning discomfort with defecation, then more dietary fiber such as prunes or vegies. Also consider if there is anything being eaten that binds the baby. For example, milk/dairy is common cause of constipation in children. Suppositoties are more a last resort in my opinion. ...Read more

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How often cani give my baby glycerin suppositories?

How often cani give my baby glycerin suppositories?

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 prudent to have baby checked whether or not he/she has something serious, e.g., hirschsrung disease. ...Read more

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Can I use a hemorroidal suppository while breastfeeding? Baby is 3months. Tried everything else...

Can I use a hemorroidal suppository while breastfeeding? Baby is 3months. Tried everything else...

Yes: These are safe to use while breastfeeding. You say tried everything else, but here prevention is the key. Increase your fiber AND fluids, and even consider a gentle stool softener like Miralax (polyethylene glycol) that is safe to use in pregnancy and while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How is the dosage of Voltaren suppositories calculated for a 9 year old child? Is a dosage of 100mg for a 9yr old who weights 35kg too high?

How is the dosage of Voltaren suppositories calculated for a 9 year old child? Is a dosage of 100mg for a 9yr old who weights 35kg too high?

Bit high: It is calculated at 2-3 mg/ kg / day, divided twice a day to 4 times a day, and not to exceed 150 mg / day, so if you give him a 100 mg now, you won't be able to give a similar dose later during the day, you may want to cut it in half if you can, or get another form, as syrup to calculate the dose easier, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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How many suppositories can I give my baby for fever while teething?

How many suppositories can I give my baby for fever while teething?

Medication Direction: Every medication comes with directions, please consult these directions to determine the proper use for your suppositories. ...Read more

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Can I give ma baby 8 month old suppository adol 125mg if he has fever 39 c?

Can I give ma baby 8 month old suppository adol 125mg if he has fever 39 c?

Acetaminophen: If adol is acetaminophen, (Panadol), yes you can, but if higher fever or other symptoms, not getting well, fever isn't abating, see his doctor, wish you and your child wellness ...Read more

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Can baby of 26months that had 5ml of fenamin suspension also use empaped suppository if a fever develops?

Can baby of 26months that had 5ml of fenamin suspension also use empaped suppository if a fever develops?

Drug dosages: Dear Jarrett,

Important to give the right dosages. Empaped is paracetamol. Dosage for paracetamol is 15mg per kg body weight. Empaped is either 125mg or 250mg. Fenamin and paracetamol can be taken together. I usually advise halve the dosage of both.

Inherent to your question is what causes the fever. Fever is not a disease, it is a symptom. For fever above 38.5 see a doctor ...Read more

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My 3 mo old baby has been constipated for 10 days, he's 100% formula fed. How can I treat it if suppository doesn't go in? Thx

My 3 mo old baby has been constipated for 10 days, he's 100% formula fed. How can I treat it if suppository doesn't go in? Thx

Goes in anus slowly: If a 3 month old has been pushing when pooping, or pooping firm poops (but is still eating fine, not distended in the tummy, and otherwise being a happy baby), then a parent can try using a glycerin suppository. After rubbing the surface of the suppository smooth, it should go in gradually. If the constipation is ongoing, or if the suppository still won't go in, the pediatrician can evaluate. ...Read more

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I am having severe constipation after birth of my baby since 2 and half month any suggestion or medicine? I am using suppository everyday.

I am having severe constipation after birth of my baby since 2 and half month any suggestion or medicine? I am using suppository everyday.

Slow versus normal?: Has structural pathology been ruled out in your colon or rectum, and have you had an assessment of GI transit (slow versus normal "constipation"), of metabolic diseases (low thyroid, low adrenal), & of possible abdominal pathology external to the gut? Continued use of irritant suppositories may do more harm. If stool softeners, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) & diet modification don't help, please get checked by doctor. ...Read more

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My 8 month old baby is constipated too the point that suppositories and lactose don't seem to be working. What else can I try?

My 8 month old baby is constipated too the point that suppositories and lactose don't seem to be working. What else can I try?

See md: If your child's constipation is so severe that a suppository is not causing a bowel movement, I would recommend bringing the child to the doctor, especially if he is fussy and seems to have abdominal pain. It is possible that he would get relief from a pediatric enema, but I would never recommend that without an examination first. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can my 7 month baby have half the amount of liquid glycerin fleet suppository? He's been constipated on and off for about two weeks.

No: Fleets liquid is a little strong
I would get a glycerine suppository,
maybe half a pediatric glycerine suppository
like pediatric dulcolax suppository which is gentle and will lubricate the anus as the glycerine dissolves
make sure he is not reacting to the foods you may have added in his diet ...Read more