April 24, 2014
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Glycerin Suppositories Usp by Pharmascience

(glycerin)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02242075 GLYCERIN SUPPOSITORIES USP (CHILDREN)

How does Glycerin Suppositories Usp by Pharmascience work? What will it do for me?

Glycerin belongs to the group of medications called laxatives. Glycerin is used in suppository form for the relief of occasional constipation. It works by softening the stools and keeping water in the intestines. This causes colon muscles to contract and produce a bowel movement more quickly.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are using this medication, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor or pharmacist has not recommended it.

How should I use Glycerin Suppositories Usp by Pharmascience?

The recommended dose for adults is 1 adult suppository inserted rectally (into the anus).

For children 2 years old and older, the usual dose is 1 child suppository inserted rectally. For children under 2 years old, talk to your doctor. Make sure the suppository stays in the rectum for 15 to 30 minutes so that enough of the medication has been released.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones above, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.

It is important to use this medication exactly as recommended by your doctor or pharmacist.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from heat, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Glycerin Suppositories Usp by Pharmascience come in?

Glycerin suppositories are available in different strengths and sizes for adults and children. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

Some medications may have other generic brands available. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safety of switching between brands of the same medication.

Who should NOT take Glycerin Suppositories Usp by Pharmascience?

Do not use this medication if you:

  • are allergic to glycerin or to any of the ingredients of the medication
  • have an anal fissure, fistula, ulcerating hemorrhoid, or inflamed rectum

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