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Glycerin Suppositories

Glycerin suppositories are used to relieve occasional constipation. Glycerin Suppositories provide fast relief because the suppository is inserted rectally, allowing it to act locally in the colon without having to travel through the entire digestive system.

Glycerin is a hyperosmotic laxative. Glycerine works by irritating the lining of the intestine and increasing the amount of fluid, making it easier for stools to pass.

You should not use glycerine suppositories if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Glycerin Suppositories
  • you have a blockage in your digestive system
  • you have undiagnosed abdominal pain

Glycerin Suppositories are for rectal use only and usually produces a bowel movement within 15 minutes to an hour. Glycerin suppositories should not be used for more than one week without a doctor’ approval.

Brand names of suppositories are, Fleet, Colace, Baby Fleet, and PediaLax (for children).