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Can a nurse give rectal suppositories?

Can a nurse give rectal suppositories?

Why yes...: ...that is within their scope of license and expertise. ...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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How do you use a suppository? I am serious?

How do you use a suppository? I am serious?

Insert into rectum: Remove from container and insert into rectum just past the opening.... ...Read more

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When should I take a child's suppository out?

When should I take a child's suppository out?

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

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Can glucerin suppositories cause rectal damage?

Can glucerin suppositories cause rectal damage?

They shouldn't : When inserted properly, glycerin suppositories should not cause rectal damage, even when used frequently. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: suppository?

What is the definition or description of: suppository?

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

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Is it possible for your body to eventually reject suppositories?

Is it possible for your body to eventually reject suppositories?

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

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My dr gave my suppositories and mirolaxs but after three days still nothing what should I do?

My dr gave my suppositories and mirolaxs but after three days still nothing what should I do?

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

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Are acitaminophen suppository doses different fm oral doses for kids? If so where can I find a chart showing suppository doses?

Are acitaminophen suppository doses different fm oral doses for kids? If so where can I find a chart showing suppository doses?

10 mg/kg every 6 hrs: Since rectal absorption is similar to oral, or by mouth dosing, you can use this oral dosing standard, its more like 4.5 mg/pound if you are measuring in pounds, since a kg = 2.2 lbs. for children over 12 you can give every 4 hrs for fevers ...Read more

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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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Can I insert a suppository mysefl?

Sure: Just make sure you insert just inside the rectum and not far inside. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use rectal suppositories?

Is it safe to use rectal suppositories?

Yes: It is usually safe unless one is on chemotherapy for cancer or has some underlying immune deficiency. An inadvertent injury as the suppositiory is inserted could result in infection or worse. ...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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Can i give my 9 year old fleet suppositories?

Can i give my 9 year old fleet suppositories?

Yes: In case your child has a compromised kidney function, use nonphosphate base suppository such as glycerin suppository. ...Read more

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Do suppositories work for fevers of 103 temp?

Do suppositories work for fevers of 103 temp?

Some do: Acetominophen and Ibuprofen containg suppositories will help reduce a fever, while those used for constipation will not. Your pharmacist can suggest some if you are in doubt about what you are using. ...Read more

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How soon will diclofenac suppositories take to work?

How soon will diclofenac suppositories take to work?

About 10-20 minutes: It may take about 10-20 minutes for it to start working. ...Read more

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Does a suppository work quicker than liquid medicine?

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

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