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I'm currently on Metronidazole (7 ovules) vaginal suppositories. How long does it typically take for it to be melted and emitted after insertion?

I'm currently on Metronidazole (7 ovules) vaginal suppositories. How long does it typically take for it to be melted and emitted after insertion?

Absorbed : Once you insert the ovules into the vagina they begin to dissolve and the medication behind to be absorbed. One can not know exactly how long that process will take in any one individual ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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