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Glycerin Suppository Side Effects
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
Virtually none.: Wouldn't worry. I'm assuming you mean vagina rather than mouth, or your aim is really off! ...Read more
What are the side effects should a glycerin suppository be accidentally inserted in the wrong hole?
Nothing : Nothing. But why do you want to eat one? ...Read more
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
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
Yes as directed.
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Dr Z ...Read more
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
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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