Glycerin Rectal Suppository
Brands: Pedia-Lax Liquid Glycerin Suppositories
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This medicine is for use in the rectum or around the anus. DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.
Follow the instructions on the package to use this medicine correctly.
Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.
Wash your hands before and after using this medicine. However, do not get up right away to wash your hands if you are supposed to lie down for a period of time to give the medicine time to work.
Lie on your left side, with your right knee bent toward your chest. Or, you may kneel on both knees, with your arms folded on the floor with your head resting on your arms.
Unwrap the suppository and moisten it with a few drops of cool water. Insert the pointed end into the anus, and push it all the way in with your finger.
If the suppository becomes soft, you can make it firmer by refrigerating it. You can run it under cold water if the suppository is wrapped.
If your dose is one-half (1/2) suppository, carefully cut it lengthwise using a clean, sharp knife.
Try to keep the suppository inside you for at least 15 minutes. A bowel movement will usually occur within an hour.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
Frequent or long term use of laxatives can cause your bowels to depend on them. Do not use laxatives for more than one week unless directed by your doctor.
To reduce constipation, eat high fiber foods, drink plenty of water and exercise.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
You may stop using this medicine if you no longer have symptoms.
Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- rectal burning or irritation
- stomach pain
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- bleeding from rectum
- severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
- dry mouth
- blood in stool
- urinating less often
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
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