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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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Are fleet glycerin suppositories safe? I am having trouble going. Too big to pass and have hemorrhoids. Extra fiber and water is not helping. Do I use

Are fleet glycerin suppositories safe? I am having trouble going. Too big to pass and have hemorrhoids. Extra fiber and water is not helping. Do I use

Yes, but: I don't thing they would help much. Your best bet is to buy a few enemas.Follow the directions on the bottle. Try to hold the contents inside for as long as possible (1-0-15 min would be good) and then try to empty as much as possible. You may need to try again in a day or so. Consult your doc if this isn't helping. ...Read more

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Can you use a suppository for Hemroids preparation H right after using Fleet Glycerin Suppositories for constipation ?

Can you use a suppository for Hemroids preparation H right after using Fleet Glycerin Suppositories for constipation ?

Constipation: If you are requiring the use of suppositories for constipation, you should also be asking why are you conspitated. Something causing physical near obstruction, poor bowel motility, or poorly balanced nutrition and fiber intake? You should check these out first before you venture further in your present quest to deal with your constipation issue. ...Read more

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Used kid size fleet glycerin suppository. Caused bad stomach cramps, gas & only very small amount came out. Now stomach is bloated w/ hemorrhoids. ER?

Used kid size fleet glycerin suppository. Caused bad stomach cramps, gas & only very small amount came out. Now stomach is bloated w/ hemorrhoids. ER?

Provider: Unless your hemorrhoids are bleeding, your PCP should be able to manage your symptoms. Adding a stool softener/laxative might help and getting suppositories specifically for hemorrhoids. If you can't see your doctor go to the ER. All the best. ...Read more

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Used a fleets liquid glycerin suppository. all that came out was 3 pebbles. I'm worried. I'm able to pass pebbles daily. go to ER? Obstruction?

Used a fleets liquid glycerin suppository. all that came out was 3 pebbles. I'm worried. I'm able to pass pebbles daily. go to ER? Obstruction?

Too early to worry: Constipation needs a lot of time to clear up. If you have severe pain and not passing stool and gas then you need to worry . Please drmkl a lot of fluids and take a high fiber doet ...Read more

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What are the ways that fleet liquid glycerin suppositories works?

What are the ways that fleet liquid glycerin suppositories works?

Mainly 3 ways: Glycerin suppositories are one of the most widely used rectal laxatives for relieving mild to moderate constipation in babies, adults, and children. Glycerin suppositories provide gentle, timely and effective relief from constipation with minimal side effects. Works by irritation, hydration and lubrication. Read more: http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5501853_do-glycerin-suppositories-w. ...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.
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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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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.

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

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What are the effects of a glycerin suppository?

None: It's an inert substance that makes your stools come out. However, if you use it in excess, like anything else in life, you will develop problems. ...Read more

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What can happen if you eat a glycerin suppository?

Probably nothing: No active medicinal ingredient in glycerin suppositories as they act as a lubricant. Glycerin is generally not harmful if ingested- but that is not recommended. ...Read more

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What should I do if a glycerin suppository does not work?

What should I do if a glycerin suppository does not work?

Depends: If one is constipated, use a clear liquid diet for 24hrs, then orally administer mag citrate or go-lytely. If one has an acute diverticulitis, then antibiotics are needed, and a low residue diet should initially be followed. ...Read more

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What does it feel like when u have a glycerin suppository?

Doesn't: Feel like anything. Glycerine will melt and soak into stool in rectum and make it easier to pass. ...Read more

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After an hour of glycerin suppository, would I have relief?

Yes.: Suppositories usually work pretty quickly. However sometimes they need to be repeated the following day. Before you use such measures you should definitely check with your doctor to make sure this is what you should be doing. ...Read more

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What does it feel like when you have a glycerin suppository?

What does it feel like when you have a glycerin suppository?

Doesn't: Feel like anything. Glycerine will melt and soak into stool in rectum and make it easier to pass. ...Read more

Glycerin Suppository (Definition)

A glycerin suppository is a lubricant, laxative suppository that really has no medical ingredient. It lubricates the bowel and ...Read more


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