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What Does A Suppository Do
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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