What is a Patient Information Leaflet and why is it useful?

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.

Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original leaflet can be viewed using the link above.

The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 12965/0015.

Boots Constipation Relief Suppositories


FRONT OF PACK (Refer to Brand Principles and readability guideline)



Effective relief of occasional constipation

For adults

12, 24 x 4g e

BACK OF PACK (Refer to Brand Principles and readability guideline)

Read all of this carton for full instructions.

Uses: This medicine contains Glycerol, which belongs to a group of medicines called laxatives, which act to increase bowel movements and relieve occasional constipation.

Before you use this medicine

Do not use:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor tells you to
  • For children under 12 years of age

How to use this medicine

Check the blister is not broken before use. If it is, do not use that suppository.

Wash hands thoroughly before and after inserting the suppository. Remove the protective film. Moisten the suppository with water and insert deep into the rectum.

Adults: Gently insert one moistened suppository deep into the rectum as required.

Use only in the rectum. Do not swallow the suppository.

Do not use for children under 12 years of age.

If anyone accidentally swallows a suppository: Talk to a pharmacist or doctor.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get:

  • Irritation of the bowel, which may cause diarrhoea, wind or bowel pain and occasionally abdominal cramps

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed on this carton. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to store this medicine

Store below 25°C. Store in a dry place.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Use by the date on the side panel of the carton.

Active ingredient

Each suppository contains Glycerol 70% w/w.

Also contains: gelatin, purified water.

PL 12965/0015

Text prepared 11/14

Manufactured for

The Boots Company PLC

by the Marketing Authorisation holder


If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

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Product name: Boots Constipation Relief Suppositories

Reference number: 12965/0015

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