Using your finger, gently insert the suppository well up into the rectum, pointed end first. After insertion, stay in position for 15 to 20 minutes if possible until you feel a strong urge to have a bowel movement.
How long is a suppository supposed to stay in?
Try and keep the suppository in your rectum for 15 to 20 minutes. If you feel it must come out at once, it was not inserted high enough and should be pushed higher. Do not use this medicine more often than directed by your doctor or health care professional.
Can you leave a suppository in too long?
To use the suppository: Remove the wrapper before inserting the suppository. Avoid handling the suppository too long or it will melt in your hands.
How long should I wait before going to the bathroom after taking a suppository?
For best results after using glycerin rectal, stay lying down until you feel the urge to have a bowel movement. This medicine should produce a bowel movement within 15 to 60 minutes after using the suppository. Do not use glycerin rectal more than once in a 24-hour period.
Does a suppository clean you out?
A suppository is another way to deliver a drug. Its a small, round or cone-shaped object that you put in your body, often into your bottom. Once its inside, it melts or dissolves and releases its medication.