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    Glycerin Suppositories

    Information about Glycerin Suppositories

    Glycerin suppositories uses

    Glycerin Suppositories is used in Constipation.

    How glycerin suppositories works

    Glycerin suppositories works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, which makes the stool soft and easier to pass.

    Common side effects of glycerin suppositories

    Dehydration

    Available Medicine for Glycerin Suppositories

    No medicine available

    Expert advice for Glycerin Suppositories

    • Avoid taking a Glycerin Suppositories for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. 
    • Together with Glycerin Suppositories, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
    • A Glycerin Suppositories should preferably be taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
    • Notify your doctor if you are on a low-sugar diet because the Glycerin Suppositories contains sugars.
    • Take Glycerin Suppositories after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.


    Content on this page was last updated on 18 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)