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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

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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Glycerin (Definition)

Glycerin is a laxative which is a ...Read more