Fleet Glycerin Suppositories Pediatric Side Effects
Generic Name: glycerin
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of glycerin. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Fleet Glycerin Suppositories Pediatric.
For the Consumer
Applies to glycerin: enema, suppositories
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking glycerin (the active ingredient contained in Fleet Glycerin Suppositories Pediatric)
Anal irritation; burning sensation; diarrhea; gas; nausea; stomach cramps.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); rectal bleeding.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to glycerin: compounding liquid, oral solution, rectal enema, rectal suppository
Gastrointestinal side effects associated with rectal administration have included rectal discomfort, irritation, burning or griping, cramping pain, tenesmus, abdominal discomfort, and diarrhea. Hyperemia of the rectal mucosa with minimal amounts of hemorrhage and mucus discharge has been reported.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Pedia-Lax Liquid (glycerin)." Fleet, CB, Lynchburg, VA.
2. CHURCH G "Evacuant suppositories; a comparison of dulcolax and glycerine." Scott Med J 4 (1959): 94-5
3. Bulmer M, Hartley J, Lee PW, Duthie GS, Monson JR "Improving the view in the rectal clinic: a randomised control trial." Ann R Coll Surg Engl 82 (2000): 210-2
Not all side effects for Fleet Glycerin Suppositories Pediatric may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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