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Glycerin rectal
GLYCERIN SUPPOSITORY - RECTAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

GLYCERIN SUPPOSITORY - RECTAL

(GLISS-er-in)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Sani-Supp

Uses

This medication is used to treat constipation.

How To Use

Unwrap suppository and moisten with lukewarm water. Lie down on your left side with the right knee bent (if left-handed, lie on the right side with the left knee bent). Push the suppository into the rectum with your finger. Do not use more of this medication than directed on the package label or by your doctor. Do not use for longer than 1 week unless directed by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. Laxatives should only be used temporarily until normal bowel habits return. Prolonged use can lead to laxative dependence.

Side Effects

Skin irritation or burning around the rectum may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Very unlikely but report promptly: blood in stools, persistent urge to empty the bowel, persistent diarrhea. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies, undiagnosed stomach pain, nausea or vomiting. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if glycerin is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially of: other laxatives. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If you or someone you know may have taken this medicine by mouth, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others. To prevent constipation drink 4 to 6 glasses of water daily, include bulk or roughage in your diet and exercise regularly.

Missed Dose

Generally, this medication is only used "as needed". Consult your pharmacist for more information.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from heat, light and moisture.