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

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

One every 4 hr.s: Check with your pediatrician for the proper dosage and medication your baby's age and weight. Follow manufactures recommendations on the package. Could there be another cause for your baby's fever? You should have the baby checked for another source of infection. ( ear infections are also very common). ...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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Doc says to give my baby suppositorys daily it's the only thing helping my month old have a bowl movement. Will this hurt him?

Bowel movement: Stop using any suppository to induce your baby's bowel movement. He should be evaluated as to why he cannot defecate by himself. While constipation is a common problem there could be other congenital reasons. ...Read more

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Infant allergy to everything i'm giving her, possible causes of this?

Infant allergy to everything i'm giving her, possible causes of this?

Allergies: I would talk to your doctor about specific symptoms that make you think your child is allergic to everything. Sometimes there are intolerances or other confusing symptoms that may not actually be allergies. If they really are allergies you may need to see an allergist. ...Read more