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Glycerin Suppositories BP 2g Children's Size

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Last updated on emc: 03 Dec 2014
1. Name of the medicinal product

Glycerin Suppositories BP 2g Children's Size.

2. Qualitative and quantitative composition

Glycerol BP 70% w/w.

3. Pharmaceutical form


4. Clinical particulars
4.1 Therapeutic indications

For the relief of occasional constipation.

4.2 Posology and method of administration

Route of administration:



One suppository.

Dosage Schedule:

As required.

The suppository should be dipped in water before insertion.

The suppositories are defined as children's size, therefore there is no infants' or adults' recommendation

4.3 Contraindications

Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to glycerol.

Children's Suppositories are not suitable for use by infants (under 1 year).

4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use

Keep all medicines away from children.

Not to be swallowed.

Suppositories must not be taken by mouth.

4.5 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

None known.

4.6. Fertility, pregnancy and lactation

Not applicable.

4.7 Effects on ability to drive and use machines


4.8 Undesirable effects

Gastrointestinal Disorders: May cause irritation and occasionally abdominal cramps.

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4.9 Overdose

Glycerol has a mildly laxative action, however, if the product is accidentally swallowed it is unlikely to cause such effects and it is unlikely that active measures will be required. Accidental ingestion of a large number of suppositories may cause headache, nausea and vomiting; less frequently diarrhoea, thirst; dizziness, mental confusion and cardiac arrhythniias can occur.

5. Pharmacological properties
5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties

Glycerol by the rectal route promotes peristalsis and evacuation of the lower bowel by virtue of its irritant action.

5.2 Pharmacokinetic properties

No information available.

5.3 Preclinical safety data


6. Pharmaceutical particulars
6.1 List of excipients


Purified Water

6.2 Incompatibilities

None known.

6.3 Shelf life

18 months unopened.

6.4 Special precautions for storage

Store below 25° C in a dry place.

6.5 Nature and contents of container

12's: Sealed, PVC/PE laminate inside a cardboard carton.

6.6 Special precautions for disposal and other handling


7. Marketing authorisation holder

Thornton & Ross Ltd.

Linthwaite Laboratories


HD7 5QH.

8. Marketing authorisation number(s)

PL: 00240/6101R

9. Date of first authorisation/renewal of the authorisation

1st August 1986 / 22nd April 1993, 25th November 1998

10. Date of revision of the text


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