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How is a suppository inserted?

How is a suppository inserted?

Carefully: Normally, I have patients lie on their left side and with their fingers push the suppository into their rectum and wait a few minutes before getting up. Ideally suppositories are taken at night because they are less likely to fall out when lying down. ...Read more

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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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Effect of lofnac anal suppository when inserted in virgina?

Effect of lofnac anal suppository when inserted in virgina?

Use as directed : According to the company website that medication is only approved for anal administration. It is safest to follow the directions as indicated. ...Read more

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Can the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD move when using a vaginal suppository?

Not in vagina : An intrauterine device is located in your uterus not your vagina. Putting something in the vagina does not affect an iud. ...Read more

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Will a glycerin suppository relieve nausea?

Will a glycerin suppository relieve nausea?

No: Glycerin is used for a mild stimulant/lubricant and has no effect on the brain-receptor pathway that controls nausea. However, if constipation is causing nausea, it is possible that stimulating a bm will help somewhat. ...Read more

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My IUI done 2 days ago..Progesterone insert for Vaginal or rectal?

My IUI done 2 days ago..Progesterone insert for Vaginal or rectal?

Usually vaginal: altho you "could" do it either way. Best if you can ask your doctor what he/she wants! ...Read more

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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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Can you use a suppository for Hemroids preparation H right after using Fleet Glycerin Suppositories for constipation ?

Can you use a suppository for Hemroids preparation H right after using Fleet Glycerin Suppositories for constipation ?

Constipation: If you are requiring the use of suppositories for constipation, you should also be asking why are you conspitated. Something causing physical near obstruction, poor bowel motility, or poorly balanced nutrition and fiber intake? You should check these out first before you venture further in your present quest to deal with your constipation issue. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to insert acidophilus capsule into vagina,does capsule dissolve or should I break capsule and insert only the powder with suppository?

Would it be safe to insert acidophilus capsule into vagina,does capsule dissolve or should I break capsule and insert only the powder with suppository?

Safe: It is safe to use vaginally. The forms you buy at the store are likely made to dissolve in stomach acid so it might not dissolve completely vaginally. We used to tell women to put live culture yogurt in the vagina to restore the normal flora! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use benzocaine gel before insertion of a Foley catheter?

Is it safe to use  benzocaine gel before insertion of a Foley catheter?

Yes: There is a Lidocaine jelly which can be used intraurethrally prior to insertion of a foley catheter or cystoscopic procedure done under local anesthesia. The comfort level of the patient is noticeably better with the injection of the jelly into the urethra, placement of a penile clamp for men, and waiting 5 minutes prior to insertion of the foley or cystoscope. ...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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Can prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules be inserted vaginally?

Yes: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) capsules can be taken vaginally. When a woman is pregnant and needs extra Progesterone that is usually the way it is given. I have occasionally had my non pregnant patients take Prometrium (micronized progesterone) vaginally. The capsule needs to be inserted in the vagina up near the cervix at bedtime. ...Read more

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Had impacted stool. Used two glycerin suppositories and nothing happened. used one full fleet saline enema. Relief. Stuff still there. Can I use again?

Had impacted stool. Used two glycerin suppositories and nothing happened. used one full fleet saline enema. Relief. Stuff still there. Can I use again?

Try: A Fleet mineral oil enema. hold it in for 30 minutes if possible and lying on your left side with feet on a pillow above your hips. Once cleared, to avoid recurrence, make sure you are drinking 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. ...Read more

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Is it safe to request benzocaine gel as an anesthetic before the nurse inserts my Foley catheter?

Is it safe to request benzocaine gel as an anesthetic before the nurse inserts my Foley catheter?

Lidocaine gel best: Very safe. Will sting a little at first, but urethra will be numb once stinging has worn off. Go for it! ...Read more