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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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Extreme pain after bisacodyl suppositories, what can cause this?

Extreme pain after bisacodyl suppositories, what can cause this?

Worth an exam: If you are constipated, i would increase water, fiber, fruits, and vegetables in diet. But I am sure you knew that. What you also knew is that it is safer for you to be examined. Don't put it off please. ...Read more

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Dulcolax suppository doesn't work, is there anything better?

MOM or miralax (polyethylene glycol): Milk of magnesia or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (glycolax). Puysh the dose until you go. Magnesium citrate and GoLytely work as well. But the bigger question is why are you constipated. If this is new and severe you need to see a physician and may need further testing. ...Read more

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Doctor i suffer chronic constipation due to neurological disease, how safe is taking bisacodyl tablets and using glycerine suppositories?

Doctor i suffer chronic constipation due to neurological disease, how safe is taking bisacodyl tablets and using glycerine suppositories?

Very safe: It was once thought that taking daily stimulant laxatives could cause problems, but that is no longer thought to be true. An osmotic laxative, something that keeps water in the bowel rather than being completely absorbed, will also help. ...Read more

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Relative unable to move bowels for over two weeks. Has taken dulcolax, citric magnesium, and prune juice. Given prescription suppositories by urgent care center, still now movement. No stomach pain, just pain in rear and urgency to go. What should be d

Relative unable to move bowels for over two weeks. Has taken dulcolax, citric magnesium, and prune juice.  Given prescription suppositories by urgent care center, still now movement.  No stomach pain, just pain in rear and urgency to go.  What should be d

Go to ER now. : Digital rectal exam? Occult blood? A KUB? Acute bowel series? Time to go to a real ER. He needs a CT+contrast. Critical: is he even passing gas? If not & you have no imaging, *stop* giving any treatment from above. NPO with IV fluids. Nothing by mouth except sips of ginger ale until docs know what is going on. He may just be impacted, or have something worse like a mass, torsion or infarct. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take dulcolax everyday?

Is it ok to take dulcolax everyday?

Taking too often?: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more

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Bisacodyl (Definition)

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Dulcolax (Definition)

Dulcolax is a laxative which is a ...Read more