Glycerol 4g Suppositories Pack of 12

Glycerol 4g Suppositories Pack of 12

£2.99

Brand: Generic Brand
Code: 1056944
Weight: 65g (includes packaging)

Description

Glycerol belongs to a group of medicines called laxatives. A laxative is a medicine which is used for the occasional treatment of constipation.

Glycerol Suppositories act as a stimulant laxative for short term treatment of constipation and for emptying the bowels.

Directions

Wash hands before opening individual packaging. If the suppository is too soft, it may be chilled in the refrigerator or under cold running water before unwrapping.

To remove a suppository, tear one from the strip along the perforations then peel it from the plastic wrapping by grasping the two halves of the wrapping at the tip of the suppository and pulling them gently apart. The tip should be moistened with a little cold water to aid insertion.

Lie on your left side (if you are right-handed) and draw your knees up towards your chest, with the right leg drawn up more than the left.

Using your index finger or middle finger, whichever you find easier, gently push the suppository into the rectum. The suppository is shaped for rectal insertion, ensure the tip of the suppository is inserted first.

The suppository should be inserted as far as possible, pushing the end of the suppository sideways to ensure contact with the wall of the bowel.

Lower your legs to a comfortable position to help you to hold the suppository in place.

Retain the suppository in place for at least 15 to 20 minutes if possible. If you feel the suppository must come out immediately, it has not been inserted high enough.

You may feel an immediate urge to go to the toilet. Try to ignore this as the suppository will not work for at least 15 minutes.

As with all laxatives, the suppositories should not be used on a continuous daily basis for long periods. If you need laxatives every day you should see your doctor.

Warnings

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

As with all laxatives, the suppositories should not be used on a continuous daily basis for long periods. If you need laxatives every day you should see your doctor.

Do not use Glycerol Suppositories if:

  • you suffer from a blocked bowel or an abdominal problem for which you have not obtained a medical opinion
  • you are allergic (hypersensitive) to glycerol or any of the other ingredients of this medicine

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine. Glycerol Suppositories should be avoided in the first three months of pregnancy. Glycerol Suppositories can be used during breastfeeding.

Ingredients

Glycerol 2800mg, Gelatin and Purified Water.

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