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Glycerin suppository side effects?

Glycerin suppository side effects?

None: That i know of. However would not use it daily, but rather figure out the reason you need one and correct the underying problem whether it be not enough fluids or fiber. ...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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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

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Glycerin suppository side-effects beside the obvious?

Glycerin suppository side-effects beside the obvious?

Not sure what is: Obvious, but glycerine is the mildest of stimulants to help. It is discourage for people during chemotherapy when blood counts are low because anal stimulatin may allow bacterial entry into the blood stream, and bleeding in those with fragile hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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

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

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

Probably none: Presuming you mean a glycerine suppository inserted into the vagina. If you mean inserted into the mouth, it is unlikely to taste very good. In either event, it is unlikely to cause a bowel movement. ...Read more

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What are the side effects should a glycerin suppository be accidentally inserted in the wrong hole?

What are the side effects should a glycerin suppository be accidentally inserted in the wrong hole?

None.: Glycerin is a lubricat to aid in defacation. I'm sure you are talking about the vagina. The mouth would be too far off the mark. ...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 effects of a glycerin suppository?

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 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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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 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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Can a glycerin suppository get stuck in rectum ?

Can a glycerin suppository get stuck in rectum ?

Wouldn't matter: These dissolve over time after insertion (as long as you take the wrapper off).You may experience an odd sense of fullness after insertion as part of the condition that led to its use. ...Read more

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Can I use a glycerin suppository if diverticulitis?

Can I use a glycerin suppository if diverticulitis?

Yes.: Yes, however eating properly, after the diverticulitis has resolved can prevent constipation and potentially reduce the recurrences. ...Read more

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Can chronic glycerin suppository use cause toxic symptoms?

No but: One shouldn't need to rely on glycerin suppositories for constipation. By adding a maintenance dose of polyethylene glycol 3360 +/- milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) under the direction of your doctor, I would hope that you wouldn't need chronic use of suppositories. ...Read more

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Can I use a glycerin suppository if I have diverticulitis?

Yes: The glycerin will not impede recovery from an acute attack, and will not precipitate an attack in someone with stable diverticulosis. ...Read more

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Can i give my 17 month old more than one glycerin suppository a day?

Yes: Glycerin is an inert substance, so there is no risk of the medication being absorbed into the system. A bigger question though, is why would you use it that often? ...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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Is it possible for me to use a glycerin suppository when I have diverticulitis?

Yes, it is possible: But you need to investigate why you are having constipation. You should confer with your doctor or GI specialist. ...Read more

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Can a glycerin suppository cause a puncture hole in the anus if it is pushed to forcefully?

Can a glycerin suppository cause a puncture hole in the anus if it is pushed to forcefully?

Rectal Foreign Body: Foreign bodies inserted into the anal canal usually pass through into the rectum requiring an emergency room visit if not passed out with a bowel movement, If the foreign body is composed of materials that soften and liquefy eg glycerine suppository, then those wil melt and cause no physical harm. Firm objrcts, or those with relatively sharp edges eg the foil packaging can tear tissue causing pain ...Read more

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Is it possible to puncture my rectum with a glycerin suppository? I had to use one today and I pushed it in rather hard. Having some pain??

Is it possible to puncture my rectum with a glycerin suppository? I had to use one today and I pushed it in rather hard. Having some pain??

Unlikely: You may have bruised or abraded the wall of the rectum as it went in. The area is well supplied with nerve endings which is how you keep from soiling yourself daily.This will cause pain and itching in some. The soft/bendable surface of suppositories make them hard to insert wrong. The discomfort should pass in a day or so. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use a glycerin suppository after taking antidepressents?

Yes: Antidepressants can make you constipated, so sometimes these are recommended. However you should check with the doctor who prescribed the antidepressant first. ...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

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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