The Glycerin is a laxative . It is used in the treatment of occasional constipation.
What is Glycerin?
Glycerin works by irritating the internal lining of the intestine and increasing the amount of fluids, thus promoting the elimination of feces.
How is Glycerin taken?
Glycerin is taken in the form of suppositories .
Side effects of Glycerin
Among the possible side effects of Glycerin suppositories we also find:
- anal irritation
- burning sensation
- stomach cramps
It is essential to notify the doctor immediately in the presence of:
- breathing problems
- feeling of tightness or chest pain
- swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- rectal bleeding
Contraindications and warnings on Glycerin
The use of Glycerin suppositories is not indicated in the presence of gastrointestinal blockages and abdominal pain for unknown reasons.
Before use it is better to warn the doctor:
- of allergies to the active substances, to other medicines, foods, or other substances
- of medications, herbal medicines and supplements taken
- in the presence of recent administration of other contrast media
- if you suffer (or have suffered) from appendicitis or rectal bleeding
- in the presence of sudden changes in intestinal activity lasting more than 2 weeks
- if you experience sudden nausea, vomiting or stomach pain
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
The Glycerin suppositories should not be used for more than a week without discussing it with your doctor.