I just recently found out that my grandfather when to have a colonoscopy done and swallowed his suppository instead inserting them in the rectum. This was a month or so ago and he has been having terrible stomach problems since. Diarrhea, loss of appetite, he was informed that he now has bacteria in his stomach. Could this be related. The doctors have not been informed that he swallowed fours suppositories.
- 21 Nov 2009 by ebrooker
- 20 November 2009
you really need to tell them that... i would assume it wouldnt be a problem since you absorb more through your rectum than digesting it but still tell them asap
On the outside of the suppository there is a wax film. Now if he swallowed this not only would he have to worry about passing the wax coating and then the content.
I found this on the site:
"Suppositories are designed only for insertion into the rectum and must not be taken by mouth. If they are accidentally swallowed, tell your doctor at once"
This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If you or someone you know may have taken this medicine by mouth, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
Bottom line: Call your doctor or poison control
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