Suffering from occasional constipation can keep you from enjoying day-to-day life. As a result, finding a dependable product to help you manage constipation is important. Colace Glycerin Suppositories offer a dependable solution to help relieve your constipation quickly and effectively.
What is occasional constipation?
Occasional constipation is very common, and involves having less than three bowel movements per week, and/or having difficulty passing stools. Although this is the case for most people suffering from constipation, you might find your symptoms vary slightly. For example, you might see a variation in the number of bowel movements normal for you, or you might continue to have the same number of bowel movements but find they become more uncomfortable or difficult.
What are the symptoms of occasional constipation?
Along with having less than three bowel movements a week, you might also suffer from the following constipation symptoms:
- Dry, lumpy, or hard stools when you do have a bowel movement
- Pain when passing stools
- Crampy, achy stomach
- Feeling bloated
- Feeling you still have stool in your bowels following a bowel movement
If symptoms become severe and/or include painful bowel movements, blood in your stools, or constipation lasting longer than two weeks, speak to your doctor.
Colace Glycerin Suppositories
Colace Glycerin Suppositories offer almost immediate relief from occasional constipation. They are inserted into the rectum where they dissolve, providing lubrication to stools while also helping to soften them.
This is the best solution when you are suffering from constipation and wish to ensure your bowel movements occur at a more convenient time. They also reduce the risk of hemorrhoids caused by straining due to difficult bowel movements.
While a stool softener taken in capsule form takes from 12 to 72 hours to help with bowel movements, suppositories act within 15 to 30 minutes. If you want immediate relief, or wish to ensure your bowel movements occur when you are close to home, this is the best product to use.
What are suppositories?
Medications come in different forms such as liquid, pills, and capsules. Suppositories are a common form of laxative or stool softening medication that are inserted into the rectum. When the medication dissolves, it can travel through your system more quickly, providing immediate relief within 15 to 30 minutes.
When should you use Colace Glycerin Suppositories?
This product is used to relieve occasional constipation. The glycerin in the suppositories is a hyperosmotic laxative, which draws water into your intestines. As a result, you can experience a bowel movement more quickly than taking a standard capsule orally.
If you are experiencing discomfort from constipation and require immediate relief, this is the most effective way to take your laxative. It is also recommended if you are nervous about feeling the urgency for a bowel movement without warning after taking capsules.
How to Take Colace Glycerin Suppositories
As mentioned, this medication is intended for rectal use and therefore cannot be taken orally. To make it easier to use suppositories, you might consider placing them in the fridge to ensure they are not too soft to insert. Always wash your hands both before and following use. Be sure you are at home when using suppositories as the urge to have a bowel movement can occur immediately in some cases.
To insert the suppository, lie on your side, with one knee bent slightly. Gently insert the suppository with your finger, with the pointed end first, so it is completely inserted in your rectum. Even if the rectum feels dry, never use petroleum jelly or other lubricants as this interferes with the absorption of the medication. Lie in the same position for about 15 or 20 minutes. If you feel an urge to have a bowel movement sooner, use the bathroom immediately.
When is it unsafe to use Glycerin Suppositories?
Do not use glycerin suppositories if you are allergic to glycerin.
If you are experiencing severe abdominal pain, nausea, fever or vomiting you should speak to your doctor before using glycerin suppositories.
If you are taking any other medications, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before choosing a laxative or stool softening product.
Never take stool softeners with mineral oil.
Do not use suppositories more than once a day unless your doctor recommends a higher dose.
How to Reduce Risk for Constipation
One of the best ways to reduce the risk for constipation is to eat a diet rich in fibre including fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole-grains and cereals. Drinking at least eight glasses of water each day in hand with increased exercise can also help. Reducing stress can help keep bowel movements regular, reducing the risk for both constipation and diarrhea. It is also important to avoid suppressing the urge to have a bowel movement.
When to Call Your Doctor
It is not uncommon to suffer from occasional constipation, but if you experience symptoms frequently you should speak to your doctor. You can also speak to your doctor when:
- You are constipated for the first time
- There is blood in your stool, or when you “wipe”
- Unexplained weight loss in hand with your constipation
- Severe stomach pain either when you have a bowel movement or throughout the day and night
- You are constipated for over three weeks
These issues indicate your constipation requires medical attention to rule out more serious underlying causes.
Colace Glycerin Suppositories offer a dependable laxative to provide quick relief for your occasional constipation. Get more information on where you can purchase Colace Glycerin Suppositories by speaking with our team of Colace experts or by talking to your doctor or pharmacist.