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Suppository (Overview)

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 routes is pharmaceutical pessary.


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What suppository medicine to treat smelly vaginal discharges?

What suppository medicine to treat smelly vaginal discharges?

Metrogel but...: Usually we use a pill form but occasionally prescribe a metrogel. It's important that you be examined to determine the cause of the smelly discharge and get the proper medication for treatment. ...Read more

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Suppository (Overview)

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 routes is pharmaceutical pessary.


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My dr gave my suppositories and mirolaxs but after three days still nothing what should I do?

My dr gave my suppositories and mirolaxs but after three days still nothing what should I do?

Obstipation: You can try Magnesium Citrate over the counter once and continue miralax (polyethylene glycol) to ensure softer stools. Your doctor could prescribe Golytely or another type of bowel preparation. Careful with Fleets enemas. Be sure your doctor rules out complete abdominal obstruction and partial obstruction. Drink sufficient water. Exercise as able. Eat high fiber foods like fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Is there a way to find out why did my doctor prescribe suppositories for external hemorrhoids?

Is there a way to find out why did my doctor prescribe suppositories for external hemorrhoids?

Symptoms: You likely went to see your doctor for some issue or complaint related to hemorrhoids. The doctor prescribed something to help your symptoms. External hemorrhoid veins are connected to the internal veins. Suppository would generally be used for relief of discomfort & swelling of hemorrhoid veins, inside & outside. ...Read more

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Why do I have a 3inc ball were i poop i've used suppository s and liquid stuff also i've been constipated for month and half very painful?

Why do I have a 3inc ball were i poop i've used suppository s and liquid stuff also i've been constipated for month and half very painful?

Scybalous stool: Hard pellet-like (scybalous) stool, associated with passage of mucus, suggests several possibilities: constipation-variant irritable bowel syndrome (c-ibs), rectal dyssynergia due to altered rectal tone/sensation, partial obstruction likely due to adhesions. Work-up may include: colonoscopy to evaluate the bowel, sitz marker testing to distinguish normal- versus slow-transit constipation, ct scan. ...Read more

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How effective are glycerin suppositories?

How effective are glycerin suppositories?

Good: They could be quite effective. But if constipation continues please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do suppositories work for fevers of 103 temp?

Do suppositories work for fevers of 103 temp?

Some do: Acetominophen and Ibuprofen containg suppositories will help reduce a fever, while those used for constipation will not. Your pharmacist can suggest some if you are in doubt about what you are using. ...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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Are tea tree oil vaginal suppositories safe to use?

Are tea tree oil  vaginal suppositories safe to use?

Not unsafe: But not necessary. If there are symptoms of itching or irritation, it is best to see your gyn for a full evaluation. ...Read more