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GLYCEROL 1G SUPPOSITORIES

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D02922

Glycerol 2g Suppositories
Glycerol 1g Suppositories
Glycerol
Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start using this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
Always use this medicine exactly as described
in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist
has told you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
• If you notice any side effects, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
See section 4.

What is in this leaflet
1. What Glycerol Suppositories are and what
they are used for
2. What you need to know before you use
Glycerol Suppositories
3. How to use Glycerol Suppositories
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Glycerol Suppositories
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Glycerol Suppositories are
and what they are used for
Glycerol belongs to a group of medicines
called laxatives. A laxative is a medicine
which is used for the occasional treatment of
constipation.
Glycerol Suppositories act as a stimulant
laxative for short term treatment of
constipation and for emptying the bowels

2. What you need to know before
you use Glycerol Suppositories
Do not use Glycerol Suppositories if your
child:
• suffers from a blocked bowel or an
abdominal problem for which you have not
obtained a medical opinion
• is allergic (hypersensitive) to glycerol or any
of the other ingredients of this medicine
(listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using
Glycerol Suppositories
If your child is diabetic you should speak
to your doctor before using Glycerol
Suppositories as they may interfere with levels
of sugar in their body.

It is not recommended that you use Glycerol
Suppositories for long periods of time.
If your child needs laxatives every day you
should see your doctor.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think
you may be pregnant or are planning to have a
baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before using this medicine.
Glycerol Suppositories should be avoided in
the first three months of pregnancy. Glycerol
Suppositories can be used during
breastfeeding.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before taking any medication.

3. How to use Glycerol
Suppositories
Always use this medicine exactly as described
in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist
has told you. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
1. Wash hands before opening individual
packaging. If the suppository is too soft, it
may be chilled in the refrigerator or under
cold running water before unwrapping
2. To remove a suppository,
tear one from the strip along
the perforations then peel
it from the plastic wrapping
by grasping the two halves
of the wrapping at the tip
of the suppository and
pulling them gently apart. The tip should
be moistened with a little cold water to aid
insertion.
3. Lie your child on their side and draw their
knees up towards their chest.
4. Using your index finger or middle finger,
whichever you find easier, gently push
the suppository into the rectum. The
suppository is shaped for rectal insertion,
ensure the tip of the suppository is inserted
first.
5. The suppository should be inserted as
far as possible, pushing the end of the
suppository sideways to ensure contact with
the wall of the bowel.

6. Lower their legs to a comfortable position to
help hold the suppository in place.
7. The suppository should be in place for at
least 15 to 20 minutes if possible. If your
child feels the suppository must come out
immediately, it has not been inserted high
enough.
8. Your child may feel an immediate urge to go
to the toilet. Encourage them to try to ignore
this as the suppository will not work for at
least 15 minutes.
Glycerol Suppositories should not be
swallowed
Children
One 2g suppository
Infant
One 1g suppository
As with all laxatives, the suppositories should
not be used on a continuous daily basis for
long periods. If you need laxatives every day
you should see your doctor.
If Glycerol Suppositories are swallowed
If you suspect someone may have swallowed
Glycerol Suppositories contact your doctor or
pharmacist taking this leaflet with you.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
If any of the following symptoms occur contact
your doctor or pharmacist immediately. These
are symptoms of a serious allergic reaction.
• sudden wheeziness and tightness of chest
• swelling of eyelids, face or lips
• skin lumps or hives
• skin rash (red spots), itchiness, fever
• collapse
Other side effects that may occur include:
• abdominal cramps
• irritation in or around the rectum (back
passage)
Reporting of side effects
If you notice any side effects, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via
United Kingdom
Yellow Card Scheme
Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
Ireland
HPRA Pharmacovigilance
Earlsfort Terrace , IRL - Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 6764971 Fax: +353 1 6762517
Website: www.hpra.ie
e-mail: medsafety@hpra.ie

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By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this
medicine.

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5. How to store Glycerol
Suppositories

ORACLE Finished pack code: 78109/78110
Description: PIL Glycerol suppositories 1g & 2g
Market: UK
Supplier: Ricesteele
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Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach
of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
which is stated on the carton after EXP. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store in a dry place below 25°C.
Do not throw away any medicines via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to throw away medicines
you no longer use. These measures will help
protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other
information
What Glycerol Suppositories contain
• The active substance is glycerol
• The other ingredients are gelatin and
purified water.
What Glycerol Suppositories look like and
contents of the pack
Gycerol Suppositories are amber torpedo
shaped suppositories. Each pack contains
either 12 x 1g suppositories or 12 x 2g
suppositories.

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Each 1g suppository contains 700mg glycerol.
Each 2g suppository contains 1400mg
glycerol.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Martindale Pharmaceuticals,
Bampton Road, Harold Hill,
Romford, RM3 8UG, United Kingdom
Manufacturer
Ricesteele Manufacturing Limited,
Cookstown Industrial Estate,
Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland
This leaflet was last revised in
December 2014.
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