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Glycerin

Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: None

Generic Name: glycerin

Drug Class: Laxatives, Osmotic

What Is Glycerin and How Does It Work?

Glycerin is used for relief of occasional constipation.

Dosages of Glycerin:

Adult and Pediatric Dosage Forms and Strengths

  • 1 g
  • 1.5 g
  • 2 g
  • 2.1 g
  • 2.8 g

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Constipation

Adult

  • 2-2.8 g suppository, retain 15 minutes, as needed constipation

Children 2-6 years

  • 1-1.7 g suppository, retain 15 minutes, as needed constipation

Children over 6 years

  • 2-8 g suppository, retain 15 minutes, as needed constipation

Administration

  • Patient should lie on left side with knees bent
  • Remove protective wrap before inserting
  • Gently insert tip into rectum with slight side-to-side movement (tip of suppository pointing toward navel)
  • For liquid suppository, squeeze bulb until all liquid is expelled and discard unit
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/14/2017



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