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My baby is havingfsevere constipation.She is given plenty of fluids. We are forced to give her laxative and suppositorie still very painful.?

My baby is havingfsevere constipation.She is given plenty of fluids. We are forced to give her laxative and suppositorie still very painful.?

Diet change: You did not give the age of the baby. It is a very common problem and you often need o give suppositories and laxative (usually miralax, (polyethylene glycol) which is effective and safe), change diet and formula if he/she takes formula, and it still takes time. This may help: http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/ages-stages/baby/diapers-clothing/pages/infant-constipation.Aspx. ...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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Is it safe to give an infant of 1 month a suppository? How often and what's best for infant constipation?

Is it safe to give an infant of 1 month a suppository? How often and what's best for infant constipation?

Sometimes: Many children become constipated but it is by no means normal - many parents use an occasional glycerin suppository without issue but you really should discuss this with your doctor and have the child checked as this is not normal and possibly a change in diet or a medication may be more helpful especially if this is chronic ...Read more

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My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too.. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more

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Is it ok to use a laxative suppository after its expiration date?

Is it ok to use a laxative suppository after its expiration date?

Uncertain: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information. ...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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I've increased fiber, water, exercise and still only pass pebbles. Have to use a laxative at least 1 every 2 weeks. Suppository doesn't clean out?

I've increased fiber, water, exercise and still only pass pebbles. Have to use a laxative at least 1 every 2 weeks. Suppository doesn't clean out?

Chronic constipation: For how long? opioids / anticholinergics? Drink 2.5 -3 liters /day, combo of water /gatorade. juice? also 1-2 glassesf prune juice /day Consider Sitz study where they have you swallow markers and over 5 days see how many you release in stool, if few are released it means the bowel is moving too slow. or may have congential absence of muscularis in some colon section. f/u w/ gastroenterology ...Read more

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My abdomen hurts and I feel nauseous sometimes I have had a hard time pooping For the last 8 days I have been taking laxatives and suppositories ?

My abdomen hurts and I feel nauseous sometimes I have had a hard time pooping 
For the last 8 days I have been taking laxatives and suppositories ?

Full of stool: Sounds like you are constipated and your intestines are full of stool. This is causing the nausea. You could try using an enema to get the hard stool out that is plugging everything up. Once cleaned out, you need more fiber in your diet in general to prevent this from happening again. Eat 5+ fruits/veg daily. Eliminate cheese. Try metamucil powder every AM. Try docusate stool softeners at bedtime. ...Read more

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How much fluid is in an infant liquid suppository?

How much fluid is in an infant liquid suppository?

About 2 and 1/4 oz: However, it is usually best not to use these on children less than 2 years of age unless directed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Where can recommended vomitting suppository dosage info for infants can be found?Such supositry can be very useful in case infant cant keep anything

Where can recommended  vomitting suppository dosage info for infants can be found?Such supositry can be very useful in case infant cant keep anything

???reason/med??: In the US the use of most suppository medications, specifically phenergan (promethazine) has declined in popularity.Newer meds are more convenient and have less risks. Phenergan (promethazine) was found to occasionally trigger apnea-loss of breathing in infants under 2. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put a suppository in my infant before bed?

Is it safe to put a suppository in my infant before bed?

Yes: Are you talking about suppository tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever, or suppository for constipation. Either case it is safe to use before bed time. ...Read more

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How long does a babies gliceran suppository take in affect the baby is 5 weeks old and constipated

How long does a babies gliceran suppository take in affect the baby is 5 weeks old and constipated

A : A glycerine suppository only takes a few minutes to melt, but it may take a few more hours for the child to pass a stool. Constipation is the passage of a dry, hard stool - not necessarily the absence of daily stool. If you suspect your child may be crying because he is ill, call your child's doctor. That being said, constipation is common in infants and there are a couple things you can do to help. 1.) give pear or prune juice - 1oz/age in months/day so in your case 1 oz. Not only does prune or pear juice have sugar which can help soften bms, but also has fiber (notice the gritty texture when you drink it?). This does not mean that you should be feeding your baby juice as a part of his regular diet, but it's ok in daily small amounts to treat constipation. 2.) if juice does not work, then you can try a glycerine suppository which you can buy over the counter. Just cut a pea-sized piece of the glycerine and place it in the baby's anus to lubricate the hard stool. This is not meant for daily use, so if you find that your baby needs a suppository in order to have a bm despite dietary changes, discuss with your child's doctor. 3.) do not use mineral oil, laxatives or enemas. These methods are not safe for infants. 4.) finally, if constipation is persistent and not improved with any of the above recommendations, be sure to contact your baby's doctor. There are some very rare underlying disorders such as hirschprung's disease, cystic fibrosis or hypothyroidism that can cause chronic constipation. ...Read more

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I haven't pooped in several days. I tryed chocolate laxitive and suppository and hasn't helped. What else can I try? I normally poop every day

I haven't pooped in several days. I tryed chocolate laxitive and suppository and hasn't helped. What else can I try? I normally poop every day

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): If you are otherwise healthy, try miralax (polyethylene glycol) once. If that is not helpful, see an MD and review any diet changes, medications you have taken, including vitamins, and consider getting your thyroid checked. ...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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How do I give my child a rectal suppository for fever?

How do I give my child a rectal suppository for fever?

Rectally: Soothe them, tell them what you are going to do, and very gently place the suppository on the anus and exert slight persistent pressure and it should slip in. ...Read more

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How often cani give my baby glycerin suppositories?

How often cani give my baby glycerin suppositories?

As needed but...: If a baby has an infrequent and hard bowel movements, glycerin suppository may be used. However, if infant requires suppositories often, it is prudent to have baby checked whether or not he/she has something serious, e.g., hirschsrung disease. ...Read more

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How many suppositories can I give my baby for fever while teething?

How many suppositories can I give my baby for fever while teething?

Medication Direction: Every medication comes with directions, please consult these directions to determine the proper use for your suppositories. ...Read more

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Can i give ma baby 8 month old suppository adol 125mg if he has fever 39 c?

Can i give ma baby 8 month old suppository adol 125mg if he has fever 39 c?

Acetaminophen: If adol is acetaminophen, (Panadol) yes you can, but if higher fever ir other symptoms, not getting well, fever isn't abating, see his doctor, wish you and your child wellness ...Read more

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