I used a glycerin suppository and it didn t work
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- I am a female and I'm badly constipated . Will an enema help?
- Glycerin Suppositories
- How to Use Rectal Suppositories
How to Use Suppositoriesand
Glycerin rectal is used as a laxative. It works by causing the intestines to hold more water, which softens the stool. Glycerin rectal is used to treat occasional constipation or to cleanse the bowel before a rectal exam or other intestinal procedure. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether glycerin rectal will harm an unborn baby.
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on Feb 15, This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine glycerin suppositories. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine glycerin suppositories with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
I am a female and I'm badly constipated . Will an enema help?
Constipation is common. Nearly everyone will feel constipated some time in his or her life.
Rectal suppositories are solid forms of medication that are inserted into the rectum. They come in different shapes and sizes, but they are usually narrowed at one end. Rectal suppositories can deliver many types of medication. For instance, they may contain glycerin to treat constipation or acetaminophen to treat a fever. Medication from a rectal suppository tends to work quickly. This is because the suppository melts inside the body and is absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
This leaflet has been written for parents and carers about how to use this medicine in children. Our information sometimes differs from that provided by the manufacturers, because their information is usually aimed at adult patients. Please read this leaflet carefully. Keep it somewhere safe so that you can read it again. When a child is constipated, their stools poo are hard and painful to pass. Sometimes a child may try to hold the stool in because of previous pain when going to the toilet.
How to Use Rectal Suppositories
This leaflet is about the use of glycerin (glycerol) suppositories for constipation. Ideally your child should open their bowels (do a poo) before you spread further inside the bowel / so that the suppository doesn't come out.
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