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Glycerin Suppositories For Newborn
Is it safe to give my 20 day old newborn pedia lax liquid glycerin suppositories if she isn't making regular diapers?
Not without a physical assessment by her pediatrician.
At 20 days of age, we don't expect babies to make "regular" diapers. A baby may have a bowel movement with every feed or they may go up to 5 days without pooping. As long as she is feeding well, urinating normally and seems comfortable, I would leave well enough alone. Never give a baby under 2 months of age medicine without discussion w doc. ...Read more
Glycerin vs enema: Depends on the situation. Gylcerin suppository is a lubricant that dissolves in your rectum for gentler passage of stool. A fleets enema is reserved for substantial constipation or impaction; it's a saline laxative drawing water into your colon and goes further up the colon and works around hard stools beyond the rectum. Generally, it's not uncommon to try glycerin first, then fleets. ...Read more
Maybe: You can try a fleet mineral oil enema. As long as you don't have an infectious process in your belly and are sure you do not have a bowel obstruction from prior surgery or some other cause, go on liquids and take 1-2 tbsp of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) every 12 hours and you can try 1-2 tablespooons of mineral oil every 12 hours, until you have had a bowel movement and feel emptied. If doesn't resolve with abo. ...Read more
Virtually none.: Wouldn't worry. I'm assuming you mean vagina rather than mouth, or your aim is really off! ...Read more
Constipation: They are safe if you follow the instruction and use under your doctors guidance ...Read more
From Above: A better overall strategy is to help constipation " from above" so to speak. Increased fluids, vegetables, salad, perhaps a daily spoonful of metamucil are all helpful. Add in a daily dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or mineral oil and you should be able to have soft daily stools. Using glycerin suppository is safe, however, if the above strategies aren't helping. ...Read more
What are the side effects should a glycerin suppository be accidentally inserted in the wrong hole?
What is the best thing to do if no relief from glycerin suppository? Will enema shoot it up inside me?
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.?
I am constipated and I have taken 2 glycerin suppository already and I am still freel constipated. What should I do? Or take?
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Try taking one capful of MiraLAX in 8 ounces of fluid. It is a non absorbable polyethylene glycol that will draw water into your bowel and help you have a bowel movement. You need to have enough fluid in your system in order for it to work. You can take it 2-3 days in a row. Drink plenty of fluids, . ...Read more
I've just used one glycerin suppository (4g) and the technician at the pharmacy said I could use another one within one hour. Is it safe to do so?
Hi I've not had a BM in almost 9 days. I've tried bisacadyl and now a glycerin suppository and all its done is give me really bad cramps! Plz help?
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