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Colace glycerin, usp 1.2 grams - children and infants


Colace (glycerin) Suppositories - laxative for infants and children

Active Ingredient (per suppository):   Colace Suppositories contains glycerin, USP 1.2 grams

Inactive Ingredients:   purified water, sodium hydroxide, stearic acid


Relieves occasional constipation (irregularity). Generally produces a bowel movement in 1/4 to 1 hour.


For rectal use only. Do not give laxative products for longer than 1 week unless told to do so by a doctor. Ask a doctor before use if your child has stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts over 2 weeks. When using this product your child may have rectal discomfort or a burning sensation. Stop use and ask a doctor if your child has rectal bleeding or fails to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative. These could be signs of a serious condition. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


children 2 to under 6 years of age
insert 1 suppository well into the rectum and retain for 15 minutes. it need not melt to produce laxative action. Do not exceed 1 suppository daily or as directed by a doctor.
children under 2
ask a doctor

Other Information

  • avoid excessive heat. Keep tightly closed.

How Supplied

Infants and Children Suppositories:   Jars of 12 and 24.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.