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Glycerin Suppositories BP 4g Adult Size
Superdrug Glycerine Constipation Relief Suppositories
Boots Constipation Relief Suppositories
Sainsburys Constipation Relief Suppositories
Tesco Constipation Relief Suppositories
For the relief of occasional constipation
RECOMMENDED DOSES AND DOSAGE SCHEDULES
One suppository as required.
The suppository should be dipped in water before insertion.
The suppositories are defined as adult size, therefore there is no children's use recommendation.
They are suitable for use by the elderly, dose and dosage schedule as above.
Contra-indicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to glycerol. Adults suppositories are not suitable for use by children and infants.
Keep all medicines away from children.
Not to be swallowed.
Suppositories must not be taken by mouth.
All medicines should be avoided if possible during pregnancy and lactation. Use only under a doctor's instruction in these conditions.
: 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 needed. 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 has been found on the pharmacokinetics of glycerol administered rectally.
No data of relevance, which is additional to that included on other sections of the SPC.
Gelatin BP, Purified Water BP, Purified Water BP QS.
PVC/PE laminate inside a cardboard carton: 18 months
PVC/PVDC/PE laminate inside a cardboard carton: 36 months
Store below 25°C in a dry place.
12's: Sealed, PVC/PE laminate inside a cardboard carton.
12's: Sealed, PVC/PVDC/PE laminate inside a cardboard carton
24's: 2 x 12 sealed, PVC/PVDC/PE laminates inside a cardboard carton
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