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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 often can I give my one year old a suppository?

Why?: Suppositories should never be a routine method of treating constipation. Dietary fiber, or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) can be used safely for long term management; suppositories cannot. ...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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How long does it take terconazole suppositories to work?

How long does it take terconazole suppositories to work?

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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Are OTC hemmorhoidal suppositories regarded as being effective?

Are OTC hemmorhoidal suppositories regarded as being effective?

Hemorrhoids: Over the counter medications will only contain witch hazel. This herb is for anti-itch or soothing. They do not help one heal from hemorrhoids. If you are not healing well on your own you may need prescription steroids to shrink them down. ...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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Is there a good OTC suppository i can give my 7 year old? He can't keep anything down.

Not really: The only nonprescription nausea meds available can cause more side effects in kids. The best nausea med for kids is ondansetron, a prescription that dissolves under the tongue with only very rare side effects. Most kids will stop vomiting if they are given just a couple ounces of clear fluid every 20-30 minutes. No food until vomiting stops for at least 8-12 hours. If not working seek urgent care. ...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 does it take for an Empaped suppository to be absorbed and after how long should you see the temp start to drop?

Minutes,: medications given rectally can be absorbed fast, almost same as intramuscular injection, fever would come down if given the right dose shortly after, but that depends on the type infection/cause of fever, if no response otherwise, kindly call / see the doctor, wish you wellness ...Read more

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My child has a suppository that I do not think is dissolving. He has not stooled yet after 1 2 hours. When should I remove it?

How?: Why did you use the suppository? If it is for constipation, there are better ways and a healthy child is not constipated. Consider the child's diet. I suspect that "junk" is part of it. ...Read more

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What is recommended for soneone under 2 yrs old who cant hold anything and is vommitting? I believe suppository is not recomnded anymore for this age

You are correct: Phenergan (promethazine) suppositories were used for many years until reports of infants who quit breathing ended the practice. Frequent, small amounts of oral fluid are the usual treatment.Ondansetron(Zofran), an oral dissolving tablet is sometimes used in the US when needed. ...Read more