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

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

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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I gave myself a pedi-lax that you use for babies. It's a liquid glycerin suppositories. I used it and i'm bleeding from my rectum after having a bowl.

I gave myself a pedi-lax that you use for babies. It's a liquid glycerin suppositories. I used it and i'm bleeding from my rectum after having a bowl.

Glycerin: Should not be that irritating to your body since it is safe for kids. If your bowel movement was huge it could have caused a tear in the anus and that is why you are bleeding. If it continues, you should be seen by your doctor. Chances are it is a local problem after the bm. ...Read more

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I gave my daughter half a glycerin suppository she is 7 months old I haven't seen much poop yet should I give her another half ?

I gave my daughter half a glycerin suppository she is 7 months old I haven't seen much poop yet should I give her another half ?

Constipation: the first question is weather your infant has constipation considering the frequency of bowel movements vary from 6-7 per day to one every 6-7 days. But it's true that your baby is constipated,giving another dose 12 hrs later should be OK ...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?

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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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

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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