Colace Pediatric suppositories

Generic Name: glycerin (GLIS-er-in)
Brand Name: Examples include Colace Pediatric and Sani-Supp

Colace Pediatric suppositories is used for:

Relieving occasional constipation. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Colace Pediatric suppositories is a hyperosmotic laxative. It works by irritating the lining of the intestine and increasing the amount of fluid, making it easier for stools to pass.

Do NOT use Colace Pediatric suppositories if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Colace Pediatric suppositories
  • you have a blockage in your digestive system
  • you have undiagnosed abdominal pain

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Colace Pediatric suppositories:

Some medical conditions may interact with Colace Pediatric suppositories. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if have appendicitis or rectal bleeding

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Colace Pediatric suppositories. However, no specific interactions with Colace Pediatric suppositories are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Colace Pediatric suppositories may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Colace Pediatric suppositories:

Use Colace Pediatric suppositories as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Wash your hands before and after using Colace Pediatric suppositories.
  • If the suppository is too soft to use, put it in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes or run cold water over it. Then remove the wrapper and moisten the suppository with cool water. Lie down on your side. Insert the pointed end of the suppository into the rectum, then use your finger to push it in completely.
  • If you miss a dose of Colace Pediatric suppositories, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses in the same day, unless directed otherwise by your doctor.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Colace Pediatric suppositories.

Important safety information:

  • Colace Pediatric suppositories is for rectal use only.
  • Do not use Colace Pediatric suppositories for longer than 1 week without checking with your doctor.
  • Do not take Colace Pediatric suppositories without talking to your doctor if you have had a sudden change in bowel movements lasting longer than 2 weeks or you are experiencing nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain.
  • Different products may have different dosing instructions for CHILDREN on the package labeling. Follow the dosing instructions provided on the package labeling or by your doctor. If you are unsure of what dose to give a child, check with your doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Colace Pediatric suppositories, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Colace Pediatric suppositories during pregnancy. It is unknown if Colace Pediatric suppositories is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Colace Pediatric suppositories, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Colace Pediatric suppositories:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Anal irritation; burning sensation; diarrhea; gas; nausea; stomach cramps.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); rectal bleeding.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea; stomach cramps.

Proper storage of Colace Pediatric suppositories:

Store Colace Pediatric suppositories at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Colace Pediatric suppositories out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Colace Pediatric suppositories, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Colace Pediatric suppositories is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Colace Pediatric suppositories or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Colace Pediatric suppositories. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Colace Pediatric suppositories. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Colace Pediatric suppositories.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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