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Glycerin Suppositories Adult 4g

For the relief of occasional constipation

Care Glycerin Suppositories help to stimulate bowel movement

Care Glycerin Suppositories for adults work by encouraging muscles around your back passage to contract, helping you to go to the toilet. Unless recommended by a doctor, they should not be taken during pregnancy or breast-feeding.

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Glycerol BP 70% 4g
Can be used by adults 18+
Adult size suppositories
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Available in 12 Suppositories

More about this product

  • Essential information
  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs
  • Stockists
  • Tips & Advice

Essential Information

Care Glycerin Suppositories BP 4g Adult size. For the relief of occasional constipation. Contains Glycerol. Always read the label.

Directions for use

Recommended dose and dosage schedule

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.

 

If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.

Self Care Advice

Constipation is common and can usually be treated at home with simple changes to your diet and lifestyle.

  • Drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding alcohol and increasing the fibre in your diet can help make your poo softer and easier to pass
  • If you feel the urge to poo, don’t delay going to the toilet. Raising your knees above your hips and giving yourself plenty of time to use the toilet can also help.
  • Increasing your activity levels such as going for a walk or run each day can also help you poo more regularly

FAQs

Is it constipation?

It’s likely to be constipation if:
  • You have not had a poo at least 3 times in a week
  • The poo is often difficult to push out and larger than usual
  • The poo is often dry, hard or lumpy
   

What causes constipation in adults?

Constipation has many possible causes. Sometimes there is no obvious reason. The most common causes include:
  • Not eating enough fibre – such as fruit, vegetables and cereals
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not moving enough, or spending long periods of time sitting
  • Often ignoring the urge to go to the toilet
Rarely constipation may be caused by a medical condition.

Stockists

Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

It can be used by adults and the elderly, however, it should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Use only if advised by a doctor.

Did you know?

Constipation is common and it affects people of all ages. You can usually treat it at home with simple changes to your diet and lifestyle.

 

www.nhs.uk/conditions/constipation/