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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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What are the side effects of a glycerin suppository inserted in the wrong hole?

What are the side effects of a glycerin suppository inserted in the wrong hole?

Virtually none.: Wouldn't worry. I'm assuming you mean vagina rather than mouth, or your aim is really off! ...Read more

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Very foul smelling anal discharge after using suppository(Proctodan), is this leakage from the suppository? I inserted it in morning,it is now night.

Very foul smelling anal discharge after using suppository(Proctodan), is this leakage from the suppository? I inserted it in morning,it is now night.

Probably: The material leaking from the rectum is most likely the dissolved medication mixed with fecal material and should subside after a day. If leakage from the rectum persists, consult a colorectal surgeon or proctologist. ...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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What are the side effects if a glycerin suppository is inserted in the wrong hole?

What are the side effects if a glycerin suppository is inserted in the wrong hole?

Probably none: Presuming you mean a glycerine suppository inserted into the vagina. If you mean inserted into the mouth, it is unlikely to taste very good. In either event, it is unlikely to cause a bowel movement. ...Read more

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What are the side effects should a glycerin suppository be accidentally inserted in the wrong hole?

What are the side effects should a glycerin suppository be accidentally inserted in the wrong hole?

None.: Glycerin is a lubricat to aid in defacation. I'm sure you are talking about the vagina. The mouth would be too far off the mark. ...Read more

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What if tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository 100mg wrongly inserted to the urethra or vagina of 6.5 months baby girl?

What if tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository 100mg wrongly inserted to the urethra or vagina of 6.5 months baby girl?

Poor baby & poor you: Obviously should not have happened, however baby will most likely be fine & recover completely. I would avoid that health care provider in future no matter how contraite s/he is. ...Read more

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Which position is the best for a child, to insert a suppository into the child?

On side: The easiest position to put a suppository into a child is to have them lie on their side with their knees drawn up towards their chest. Touch the suppository to the rectum and apply steady pressure. The rectal muscle should relax, allowing the suppository to be inserted. Depending on the age of the child, you may need help holding. ...Read more

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Been having formed BM soft but Difficulty in passing. Tonight burned when inserting canassa suppository?

Been having formed BM soft but Difficulty in passing. 
Tonight burned when inserting canassa suppository?

NOT ENOUGH INFORMATI: It is difficult to answer your question as we need more information.Apparantly you are under the care of a Gastroenterologist.If you continue feeling bunring and difficulty passing stools,you should consult your GI Specialist who knows your case These symptoms are not unusual in patients with Crohn's Disease ...Read more

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How long should I try inserting a suppository for constipation?

Short term fix: Suppository is a short term fix for constipation. If you find yourself having to use a suppository regularly, you need to see your doctor to help figure out why this is happening. ...Read more

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Please tell me the onset of action of Phenergan (promethazine) suppositories? How long after inserting can I use the restroom? How long will the medicine last?

Please tell me the onset of action of Phenergan (promethazine) suppositories? How long after inserting can I use the restroom? How long will the medicine last?

Phenergan (promethazine) supp.: Phenergan (promethazine) suppositories usually dissolve completely and start to work in approximately half an hour. Phenergan (promethazine) is usually recommended at 4 hour intervals. ...Read more

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After inserting the glycerine suppository it slipped out after 3 minutes. No bm after 1 hour. Should I use another one?

Suppositories: Yes, go ahead and try another one. 3 minutes is not long enough for it to get absorbed and start working, especially if you saw it intact when it came out. To prevent constipation, consider adding fiber to your diet (beans, fruits, veggies, whole gains) and limit cheese and meats. Drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Can i insert a paracetamol suppository to my 8 month old?

Can i insert a paracetamol suppository to my 8 month old?

Dose: You need to verify dose with her doctor. As long as she has no contraindication for acetomenophen the usual dose is 10-15 mg/kg/dose, up to every 4 hours. Please verify with your baby's doctor. ...Read more

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Is glycerin suppository good for toddlers constipation? Does it hurt after inserting?

Is glycerin suppository  good for toddlers constipation? Does it hurt after inserting?

Yes, but be careful: Glycerin suppositories are effective for toddlers. However, administration of any rectal therapy in young children after infancy can be emotionally disturbing. Therefore i generally avoid such therapies for constipation with my young patients. ...Read more

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8 wks, 1 day. Tonight when i inserted a progesterone suppository there was a speck of blood in the discharge on the applicator. Cause for concern?

8 wks, 1 day. Tonight when i inserted a progesterone suppository there was a speck of blood in the discharge on the applicator. Cause for concern?

Usually not: Sometimes the Progesterone will dry the vaginal canal and cause alittle bit of spotting. If it's just a spot it's usually not of great concern. Please let your doctor's office know and have them evaluate you though. ...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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My newborn hasn't had a bad a bowel for the last 3 weeks on his own. We took him to the dr and the dr inserted his finger which helped him to have a bowel the next day. The following week he had to have a suppository which made him have a bowel within 2 h

My newborn hasn't had a bad a bowel for the last 3 weeks on his own. We took him to the dr and the dr inserted his finger which helped him to have a bowel the next day. The following week he had to have a suppository which made him have a bowel within 2 h

See pediatrician: There are too many questions I have that can not be answered in this format - usually that is a good indicator that you should make an appointment for him to be seen again by your pediatrician.Have a list of your concerns so that you remember to ask. An alternative would be to register for the prime service (account for your baby) where you can speak directly with a physician here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Accidentally inserted infants tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository in 2 year olds vagina. What do I do? It has already dissolved.

Should be okay: Although this medicine is meant for the rectum, i would not expect any major complications from accidental insertion into the vagina. Watch for any sign of irritation or vaginal discharge, and consult your child's doctor if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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Will I have stomach cramps if insert a glycerin suppository?

Will I have stomach cramps if insert a glycerin suppository?

Not from glycerin: The assumption is you are using a suppository because you are constipated. As it stimulates bowels to work you may have cramps as intestines try to move things out. Emptying the bowels in a normal function is helpful...Removes toxins....And we feel better. ...Read more