What are Glycerin Suppositories?
These are suppositories that are used to treat acute and temporary constipation. The suppository is a laxative that helps to free the blockage and help bowel movement.
Who are the suppositories suitable for?
They are suitable for adults only. They are not suitable for anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the suppository. These are:
- Purified Water
- Purified Water QS
How do these suppositories work?
This medicine works by its mildly irritating action promoting emptying of the bowels.
Uses / Instructions
To use a suppository, wash your hands before use and take the suppository out of the packaging. Then dip it into the water and insert it into your rectum. Wash your hands afterwards.
Use one suppository when required. Repeat if necessary.
- Adults & children over 12 years: one 4g suppository.
Do not use Glycerol Suppositories if you have an allergy to:
- any medicine containing glycerol (or glycerin)
- any of the ingredients listed.
Do not use Glycerol Suppositories if you believe you have an intestinal obstruction.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date printed on the pack or if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
If you are not sure whether you should start taking this medicine, talk to your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you have allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes.
Tell your doctor if you have or have had any of the following medical conditions:
- intestinal obstruction
- rectal bleeding
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
If you are pregnant, use only on doctor’s advice. Your doctor can discuss with you the risks and benefits involved.
If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell him/her before you start using Glycerol Suppositories.
Prolonged use of Glycerol Suppositories is not recommended. Prolonged use of laxatives is undesirable. If your symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
No interactions with Glycerol Suppositories have been noted.
Glycerol suppositories are generally well tolerated. However, you may experience abdominal cramps or bowel irritation.
If you are concerned by any of these reactions, discontinue use and consult your doctor or pharmacist.