Glycerol (Glycerin) Suppositories

Glycerol suppositories are a gentle, fast acting way to relieve occasional constipation. Glycerol suppositories generally produce a bowel movement in 15 to 60 minutes.The laxative effect is due to glycerol's osmotic effect which draws water into the stool.

Petrus Glycerol Suppositories are available in three sizes:

  1. For Adults
    • Petrus Glycerol Suppositories 2.8g BP for Adults
    • for adults and children over 12 years of age
  2. For Children
    • Petrus Glycerol Suppositories 1.4g for Children
    • for children between 1 and 12 years of age
  3. For Infants
    • Petrus Glycerol Suppositories 0.7g for Infants
    • for infants birth to 12 months of age

All sizes are available in packs of 12's.

Glycerol suppositories are easy to insert. Remove the suppository from the plastic wrapping. Lie on your side and draw your knees towards your chest. Insert one suppository high into the rectum (back passage) with the pointed end first and retain for 15 to 30 minutes. It is not necessary for the entire suppository to melt to obtain satisfactory results. You may lubricate the tip of the suppository with water or water soluble lubricating gel (eg. KY gel) to make insertion easier.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Consult your doctor before use in pregnancy. Keep suppositories in a cool dark place below 25°C.

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