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Using Garlic Suppository
Had haomorhoid for 7 days not gone away yet. I have been using cream and suppositories. Still not gone what shall I do? Can only use cream for 10 day
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
Children suppository: You do not remove the suppositories. Once you insert in the anus these go up in the rectum and dissolve. If used for constipation like glycerine or Dulcolax it makes the child move bowels, these are epelled out with the stools and there is no absorption. The medicated suppositories are used for absorption of the medicine in a child who is vomiting and help in absoption of meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) suppositori. ...Read more
See below: 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. ...Read more
Not sure: Do you mean they lose effectiveness or your body cannot tolerate them? Or unable to insert them? Or retain them? Please clarify what you mean. Any prolonged use of the same type of suppository may cause problems--they are for short term use only, so discuss their use with your doctor, he/she may have a better suggestion for you. ...Read more
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
Are acitaminophen suppository doses different fm oral doses for kids? If so where can I find a chart showing suppository doses?
Can I take 3 suppositories in one day? I took 2 earlier in afternoon. It didn't help. Can I take 1 more at night to relieve myself?
Need more info pls: What's in your suppository and what condition are you trying to treat with the drug? ...Read more
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
I'm 52 years old post menapausal. I'm thinking about using estrogen suppositories. Are they safe to use?
Absolutely, if...: Estrogen suppository use is absolutely an appropriate way to help resolve vaginal lubricity problems and thinning epithelium with pain during intercourse. First, your MD must be certain that you do not have any estrogen dependent cancers which include breast, vaginal or cervical by examination and testing. ...Read more
Virtual Consult: You will have to connect with your doctor via a virtual consult for that. (Dr that has seen you in the last 12 months). ...Read more
About 10-20 minutes: It may take about 10-20 minutes for it to start working. ...Read more
Depends: On the absorption of the medication and the pharmacological properties of the medication you are talking about. Since you did not mention a specific medication a direct answer can not be given. ...Read more
Suppository: A suppository is usually not painful.Get a more detailed answer ›
Effect right away: Effect kicks in right away, but in order to reach peak it will take 4-8 hours after single dose; assuming this is vaginal supp. ...Read more
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