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Is it ok to use a laxative suppository after its expiration date?

Is it ok to use a laxative suppository after its expiration date?

Uncertain: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information. ...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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Are glycerin suppositories safer than senna laxatives?

Are glycerin suppositories safer than senna laxatives?

Senna - Glycerin: Both glycerin and senna laxatives are rather safe, but they do work in different ways. Senna is considered a stimulant laxative and glycerin is a lubricant. Depending on the cause of the constipation, glycerin is the "gentler" option. However, I have seen situations where both senna and glycerin suppositories were used together. ...Read more

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I've increased fiber, water, exercise and still only pass pebbles. Have to use a laxative at least 1 every 2 weeks. Suppository doesn't clean out?

I've increased fiber, water, exercise and still only pass pebbles. Have to use a laxative at least 1 every 2 weeks. Suppository doesn't clean out?

Chronic constipation: For how long? Opioids / anticholinergics? Drink 2.5 -3 liters /day, combo of water /gatorade. Juice? Also 1-2 glassesf prune juice /day Consider Sitz study where they have you swallow markers and over 5 days see how many you release in stool, if few are released it means the bowel is moving too slow. Or may have congential absence of muscularis in some colon section. F/u w/ gastroenterology ...Read more

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My abdomen hurts and I feel nauseous sometimes I have had a hard time pooping For the last 8 days I have been taking laxatives and suppositories?

My abdomen hurts and I feel nauseous sometimes I have had a hard time pooping For the last 8 days I have been taking laxatives and suppositories?

Full of stool: Sounds like you are constipated and your intestines are full of stool. This is causing the nausea. You could try using an enema to get the hard stool out that is plugging everything up. Once cleaned out, you need more fiber in your diet in general to prevent this from happening again. Eat 5+ fruits/veg daily. Eliminate cheese. Try metamucil powder every AM. Try docusate stool softeners at bedtime. ...Read more

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I have a intestional blockage it started when I got the flu 4 days ago. The 2 suppository I took didn't work. I took one laxitive orally, nothing. Help!

I have a intestional blockage it started when I got the flu 4 days ago. The 2 suppository I took didn't work. I took one laxitive orally, nothing. Help!

Constipation: Not sure how you were diagnosed with an intestional blockage. Are you not having a bowel movement.?
Could you be describing constipation or when you have not had a bowel movement?
Complete intestinal obstruction requires ER visit.
Constipation can be solved with laxative, fiber, more water. Buy these at a pharmacy speak w pharmacist.
Consult Doctor for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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I haven't pooped in several days. I tryed chocolate laxitive and suppository and hasn't helped. What else can I try? I normally poop every day

I haven't pooped in several days. I tryed chocolate laxitive and suppository and hasn't helped. What else can I try? I normally poop every day

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): If you are otherwise healthy, try miralax (polyethylene glycol) once. If that is not helpful, see an MD and review any diet changes, medications you have taken, including vitamins, and consider getting your thyroid checked. ...Read more

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My baby is havingfsevere constipation. She is given plenty of fluids. We are forced to give her laxative and suppositorie still very painful.?

My baby is havingfsevere constipation. She is given plenty of fluids. We are forced to give her laxative and suppositorie still very painful.?

Diet change: You did not give the age of the baby. It is a very common problem and you often need o give suppositories and laxative (usually miralax, (polyethylene glycol) which is effective and safe), change diet and formula if he/she takes formula, and it still takes time. This may help: http://www. Healthychildren. Org/english/ages-stages/baby/diapers-clothing/pages/infant-constipation. Aspx. ...Read more

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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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What are mesalamine suppositories used for?

What are mesalamine suppositories used for?

Proctitis: Which is an inflammation of the rectum seen in Ulcerative proctitis or crohn's proctitis or non specific proctitis/radiation proctitis. Sometimes they are used off label for internal hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Do glycerin suppositories expire?

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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Valium 10 mg suppository side effects?

Valium 10 mg suppository side effects?

Sedation: Sedation and a drunk like feeling. Possible sleepiness and lack of coordination as well as the discomfort of the insertion itself which should be mild. ...Read more

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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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Which is better: an enema or a suppository?

Which is better: an enema or a suppository?

2 different endities: For constipation start with a suppository. If no results then progress to enema ...Read more

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What are the effects of a glycerin suppository?

None: It's an inert substance that makes your stools come out. However, if you use it in excess, like anything else in life, you will develop problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hemorrhoid suppositories?

Can you tell me about hemorrhoid suppositories?

Lubricate&soothe: Prescription and otc suppositories soothe burning from swollen internal hemorrhoids, reducing inflammation and are sometimes combined with pain relieving compounds too. They don't work for outside hemorrhoids/piles, and should be used sparingly and for a short term only.Persistent pain (>7 days) should be evaluated by your physician as it may indicate a more serious problem here. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how glycerin suppositories work?

Hyperosmotic laxativ: It works by drawing water into the intestines. The effect is to cause a bowel movement usually within 15 to 60 minutes. ...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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What can happen if you eat a glycerin suppository?

Probably nothing: No active medicinal ingredient in glycerin suppositories as they act as a lubricant. Glycerin is generally not harmful if ingested- but that is not recommended. ...Read more

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Which brand of suppositories cause the most cramps?

Stimulating ones: Some suppositories soothe inflammation, some lubricate, some stimulate. Dulcolax is a common stimulating laxative suppository which commonly causes cramps by irritating the rectal lining to stimulate a bm, but others may do this too. Check with your pharmacist or doc if needed. ...Read more

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Can I use a baby suppository for my own constipation?

Can I use a baby suppository for my own constipation?

Yes: In treating constipation, it is always better to start with the mildest treatment first and if there is no or little response then get more aggressive. ...Read more

Laxative (Definition)

Laxatives are a ...Read more