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Doctor insights on: Infant Glycerin Suppositories Dosage

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Do glycerin suppositories damage the kidneys? Does renal impairment require a dosage reduction?

Do glycerin suppositories damage the kidneys? Does renal impairment require a dosage reduction?

Kidney: Glycerine sup does not damage kidneys. And glycerine is a simple lubricant for the intestin. But some fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) containing phosphates are discouraged in patients with kidney failure or insufficiency as the increase the serum level of phosphates to a non desirable level. ...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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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 he/she has something serious, e.g., hirschsrung disease. ...Read more

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How much of the fleet pedia-lax liquid glycerin suppositories do I give to my baby (2 1/2 weeks) she hasn't had a bm in 4 days. ?

How much of the fleet pedia-lax liquid glycerin suppositories do I give to my baby (2 1/2 weeks) she hasn't had a bm in 4 days.
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Half: If it is thee glycerin suppository, give half(rounded end in first). Are you giving baby any water? Is belly bloated and hard? If no immediate relief with suppository, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What should be the minimum time gap between 2 dose of glycerin suppository for a 3-year-old toddler?

What should be the minimum time gap between 2 dose of glycerin suppository for a 3-year-old toddler?

2-3 days: However, if you needing to use multiple suppositories than I would make sure you are consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I use glycerin suppositories for my 1 month old baby she has 2 days without BM? I feed her formula and breast milk but mostly breast milk.

Can I use glycerin suppositories for my 1 month old baby she has 2 days without BM? I feed her formula and breast milk but mostly breast milk.

Mgt: Babies have different stool patterns. I would suggest discontinuation of the glycerin suppositories. Continue to keep your baby well-fed with mostly breast milk. If there is no stool in 5 to 7 days, a visit to your PCP is advised. At your next visit, review the results of her newborn screening tests. ...Read more

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My baby's body does not recognize that he needs to poop I have had to use glycerin suppositories two days in a row now to make him have a bowel movement what else can I do it makes him very fussy and spits up when he cannot use the bathroom?

My baby's body does not recognize that he needs to poop I have had to use glycerin suppositories two days in a row now to make him have a bowel movement what else can I do it makes him very fussy and spits up when he cannot use the bathroom?

Make defecation fun!: Defecation/evacuation=a built in reflex. Creating/promoting control issues (you/others vs. baby) creates problems (wars) leading to longstanding health problems. If baby has been scolded/punished (by anyone) for defecating at inconvenient time/location, problems begin & can build. Study: William & Martha Sears many books, e.g. "Attachment Parenting" for better strategies; not product marketing. ...Read more

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Do glycerin suppositories expire?

Do glycerin suppositories expire?

Yes: Every medication has expiration date. The date is usually printed on the box and on the wrap of the product. ...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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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How often can my 17 month old take glycerin suppositories?

How often can my 17 month old take glycerin suppositories?

Why?: Suppositories should never be a routine method of treating constipation. Dietary fiber, or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) can be used safely for long term management; suppositories cannot. ...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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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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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. After all 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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