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M.1.3 Product Information
Glycerin Suppositories

Patient Information Leaflet
Glycerin Suppositories
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without a prescription; however, you still need to use Glycerin
Suppositories carefully to get the best results.
● Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
● Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
● This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.

In this leaflet:
1. What Glycerin Suppositories are and what they are used for
2. Before you use Glycerin Suppositories
3. How to use Glycerin Suppositories
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Glycerin Suppositories
6. Further information
1. What Glycerin Suppositories are and what they are used for
Glycerin suppositories belong to a group of medicines called laxatives. These
medicines work by increasing the frequency of bowel movement and the short term
treatment of constipation.

2. Before you use Glycerin Suppositories
Do not use Glycerin suppositories and tell your doctor if you:

are allergic (hypersensitive) to glycerol or any of the ingredients in Glycerin
suppositories (see section 6).

Check with your doctor or pharmacist before using Glycerin suppositories if:

you have any blockage or obstruction of the bowel

your symptoms continue so you need to use regular laxatives.

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3. How to use Glycerin Suppositories
Always follow the instructions of your doctor or pharmacist.
Always use Glycerin suppositories exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not
sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.

For rectal use only.

Adults, elderly and children of 12 years and above.
One suppository moistened with water to be inserted into the rectum (back passage) as
Children under 12
Not recommended

These will start to work within 15 - 30 minutes.
If you are still constipated after 3 days of treatment, you should consult your doctor.

Removing your medicine from the protective film
1. Tear off one suppository from the strip.

2. The suppository is sandwiched between two layers of film This film separates into
two at the pointed end of the suppository. Grasp one piece of film between the thumb
and forefinger of each hand.

3. Pull apart firmly and slowly.

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Glycerin Suppositories

If you use more Glycerin suppositories than you should
If you (or someone else) insert a number of the suppositories at the same time, or you
think a child may have swallowed any contact your nearest hospital casualty
department or tell your doctor immediately.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Glycerin suppositories can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor if you notice the following side effects:

irritation in or around the rectum

stomach cramps.

If you notice any side effects, they get worse, or if you notice any not listed, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store Glycerin Suppositories

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Store in a cool place.

Do not use Glycerin suppositories after the expiry date stated on the carton. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask
your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Further Information
Each Suppository contains Glycerin 70%w/w (active ingredient).
It also contains Gelatin and Purified Water as the inactive ingredients

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
The Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer for Glycerin Suppositories is
Percuro Medica Limited, Cunard Road, Park Royal, London NW10 6PN.

Date leaflet was last revised: May 2015

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.