Brand NamesSani-Supp, Glycerin, Osmoglyn, Colace Glycerin Suppositories, Fleet Babylax
What is Glycerin rectal
Glycerin rectal is a laxative that is effective for treatment of constipation or for cleansing the bowel before a rectal exam or other intestinal procedure. It works by causing the intestines to hold more water, which softens the stool.
Side effects of Glycerin rectal
If you use Glycerin rectal you may have common side effects:
- nausea or stomach discomfort;
- mild rectal pain or burning.
But if you have any of these serious symptoms you should stop taking this medicine and visit your doctor immediately:
- severe stomach pain or cramping;
- bloody diarrhea;
- severe rectal pain, bleeding or irritation.
Glycerin rectal is effective for treatment of constipation or for cleansing the bowel before a rectal exam or other intestinal procedure.
Before taking Glycerin rectal you should tell your doctor if you have:
- nausea, vomiting and stomach pain;
- rectal bleeding;
- a change in bowel habits that has lasted for 2 weeks or longer;
- intestinal blockage;
- ulcerative colitis, toxic megacolon;
- used another laxative for longer than 1 week.
The recommended dose for adults
liquid suppositories: 5.6 g rectally once;
suppositories: 2 to 3 g rectally once.
The recommended dose for children
liquid suppositories:2-6 years - 2.3 g rectally once; 6 years and older - 5.6 g rectally once.
suppositories:2-6 years - 1 to 1.7 g rectally once; 6 years and older - 2 to 3 g rectally once.