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Glycerin Suppository (Overview)

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


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What are glycerin suppository side-effects?

What are glycerin suppository side-effects?

Slight discharge: Usually no appreciable side effects from glycerin suppositories. There is no medicinal ingredient- they act as a lubricant and can stimulate a bowel movement. May experience slight discharge as the suppository dissolves. ...Read more

Glycerin Suppository (Overview)

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


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My 3 year kid having constipation since 7 months. Glycerin suppository has placebo effect for him and he poops with in 5 min. Should use it often?

My 3 year kid having constipation since 7 months. Glycerin suppository has placebo effect for him and he poops with in 5 min. Should use it often?

Give fruits/ vegetab: Excessive suppository is not good. It may make him dependent for life. Give him sliced oranges or watermelon everyday with breakfast and lunch. Give cooked vegetables with dinner, everyday. When he gets enough fiber in his diet, his stooling will improve. If not, please see your Pediatrician who will examine him to confirm that he does not have any abnormality and may then prescribe an oral laxat ...Read more

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Doc tells me to use glycerin suppository whenever I need for constipation. But can chronic use cause electrolyte imbalance? I have Wolff Parkinson whi

Doc tells me to use glycerin suppository whenever I need for constipation. But can chronic use cause electrolyte imbalance? I have Wolff Parkinson whi

Unlikely to be probm: Using enemas to deal with constipation can result in electrolyte abnormalities while glycerine suppositories would not. You might just teach yourself to empty on demand every day and avoid the problem altogether. ...Read more

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How effective are glycerin suppositories?

Good: They could be quite effective. But if constipation continues please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how glycerin suppositories work?

Hyperosmotic laxativ: It works by drawing water into the intestines. The effect is to cause a bowel movement usually within 15 to 60 minutes. ...Read more

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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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Are glycerin suppositories safer than senna laxatives?

Are glycerin suppositories safer than senna laxatives?

Senna - Glycerin: Both glycerin and senna laxatives are rather safe, but they do work in different ways. Senna is considered a stimulant laxative and glycerin is a lubricant. Depending on the cause of the constipation, glycerin is the "gentler" option. However, I have seen situations where both senna and glycerin suppositories were used together. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to use a glycerin suppository after the expiration date?

Glycerine: Probably not. Many 3rd world countries will use expired meds without any issues. In the usa it is not advised. Afterall we are excessive and we do waste. ...Read more

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It says to not take more than 1 glycerin suppository in 24 hr. Period. I accidently took two back to back just now. Should I go to er?

Not necessarily: If you want assistance getting cleaned out the er could do it for you. However, I see no need to go for the extra glycerin suppository. It is irregularly absorbed and not toxic in general. The recommendations are an effort to discourage folks who might depend on suppositories to go. ...Read more

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Glycerin suppository side effect?

Glycerin suppository side effect?

Probably not.: Glycerin is a pretty common substance, even found even in foods. Local application might cause irritation, but very unlikely to cause any other side effect. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a glycerin suppository inserted in the wrong hole?

Virtually none.: Wouldn't worry. I'm assuming you mean vagina rather than mouth, or your aim is really off! ...Read more

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Does chronic long term glycerin suppository use cause electrolyte imbalance?

Does chronic long term glycerin suppository use cause electrolyte imbalance?

Electrolytes: Any kind of chronic use of laxatives / enema can cause electrolyte imbalance. It's recommended you have regular lab work done. ...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

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What does it feel like when I have a glycerin suppository in?

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

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

Depends: On why you are using it. If you are constipated and it doesn't help you poop, then try drinking more water and increasing p-fruits...Peach, pear plum, pineapple, papaya. Peas, pumpkin, pomegranate...If you are severely constipated, ask your doctor about other methods....Increased fiber can help, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can help, etc. You may need guidance for best results. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: glycerin suppository?

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

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I'm curious what could happen if you eat a glycerin suppository?

Probably not much...: We had a rash of patients who misread their instructions and swallowed them instead of using them as directed. One complained of a stomach ache...the rest, nothing happened. Including no results from the suppository. ...Read more

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Took glycerin suppository yesterday, had BM. Today no urge to go.....normal?

Could be: If you emptied effectively you may not have had any more move down into position for emptying. If this is a recurring problem, something like Miralax (polyethylene glycol) taken daily for a few weeks can soften/move things along enough to get and stay regular. You can then drop to using it half dose for a while then stop. In spite of its name, it's more of a moisture retainer than a laxative. ...Read more

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Had a Normal BM Thursday morning, nothing Friday or this morning (Sat). Took glycerin suppository and only went small amount. Could I have impaction?

More history needed: Need more history here to determine imp-cation risk. Do you have any anatomical bowel problem? How long has constipation been a problem? 3 days or years? Any blood in stool? Other medications you have tried? Enemas? Fleets? If short term, probably not impacted. If long term, chances of impaction increase. 8 fruits and veggies daily and 8 glasses water a must! ...Read more

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Glycerin suppository side effect?

Probably not.: Glycerin is a pretty common substance, even found even in foods. Local application might cause irritation, but very unlikely to cause any other side effect. ...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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