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Glycerin Suppositories Children 2g (Children’s Size)

For the relief of occasional constipation

Care Glycerin Suppositories help to stimulate bowel movement

Care Children’s Glycerin Suppositories are a treatment for children with constipation. The suppositories help to stimulate bowel movement and can be used for children over one year.

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Glycerol BP 70% 2g
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Suitable for children 1+
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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 2g Children’s size. For the relief of occasional constipation. Contains Glycerol. Always read the label.

Directions for use

Recommended Doses

One Suppository

Dosage Schedule

The suppository should be dipped in water before insertion.

The suppositories are defined as children’s size, therefore there is no infants’ or adult’s use recommendation.

See the product label for more information or view the Patient Information Leaflet.

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If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.

 

Self Care Advice

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.

  • Treating constipation in babies and toddlers – Simple changes to a child’s diet and potty training can help treat constipation. You may notice a difference within a few days. Sometimes it takes a few weeks before their symptoms improve.
  • Make changes to the child’s diet – Give your baby extra water between their normal feeds if they haven’t started to eat solid food yet. If using formula milk, don’t add more water to the mixture.
  • Try gently moving the baby’s legs in a bicycling motion or carefully massaging their tummy to help stimulate their bowels.
  • Give older children plenty of fluids and encourage them to eat fruit. Chop or purée it if it’s easier for them to eat. The best fruits for constipation include apples, grapes, pears and strawberries.

FAQs

Is it constipation?

It’s likely to be constipation if:
  • A child hasn't 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
  • However, it's not unusual for a breastfeeding baby to go a week without having a poo
Care Glycerin Suppositories BP 1g Infants’ size. For the relief of occasional constipation in children under 1 year old. Contains Glycerol. Always read the label.
Care Glycerin Suppositories BP 2g Children’s size. For the relief of occasional constipation in children under 1 year +. Contains Glycerol. Always read the label.
 

What causes constipation in infants and children?

Constipation in babies and toddlers has many possible causes. Sometimes there is no obvious reason. It usually happens when a child:
  • First starts taking formula or processed foods as a baby
  • Is being potty trained as a toddler
  • Has just started school
The most common causes include:
  • Not eating enough fibre – such as fruit, vegetables and cereals
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Fear or anxiety about using the toilet – at home or at school
  • Poor potty training – such as feeling pressured or being regularly interrupted
In much rarer cases, constipation in babies and toddlers may be caused by a medical condition.    

Stockists

Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

It can be used by children 1+. If symptoms persist, ask your doctor for advice.

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/