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Glycerin Suppositories BP 1g Infants' Size
For the relief of occasional constipation.
| Route of administration:
|| One suppository.
| Dosage schedule:
|| As required.
The suppository should be dipped in water before insertion.
The suppositories are defined as infants' size, therefore there is no adults' or children's use recommendation.
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to glycerol.
Keep all medicines away from children.
Not to be swallowed. Suppositories must not be taken by mouth. Consult your doctor before use.
: May cause irritation and occasionally abdominal cramps.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
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 arrhythmias can occur.
Glycerol by the rectal route promotes peristalsis and evacuation of the lower bowel by virtue of its irritant action.
No information available.
Store below 25°C in a dry place.
12's: Sealed, PVC/PE laminate inside a cardboard carton.
Thornton & Ross Ltd.
August 1986 /
April 1993, 9th