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C.B. Fleet Co., Inc. - Fleet Liquid Glycerin Suppositories Laxative - 4 Suppositories

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C.B. Fleet Co., Inc. - Fleet Liquid Glycerin Suppositories Laxative - 4 Suppositories

  • Code#:106657
  • Manufacturer:C.B. Fleet Co., Inc.
  • Size/Form:4  Suppositories
  • Packaged Ship Weight:0.20

C.B. Fleet Co., Inc. Fleet Glycerin Suppositories Laxative - 12 Adult Suppositories

C.B. Fleet Co., Inc. Fleet Glycerin Suppositories Laxative works in minutes for gentle, effective relief of occasional constipation. If you're suffering from occasional constipation, Fleet Liquid Glycerin Suppositories provide fast relief.  That's because the suppository is inserted rectally, allowing it to act locally in the colon without having to go through the entire digestive system. Fleet Liquid Glycerin is a hyperosmotic laxative that attracts water into the stool and promotes bowel movement. It provides faster delivery because there's no need to wait for the suppository to melt. Fleet Liquid Glycerin Suppositories are sodium-free. Each easy-to-use, disposable applicator produces a bowel movement within 15 minutes to an hour.

Are You Constipated?
At Fleet Laboratories, we know that while many people believe a healthy person should have a bowel movement every day, it's actually normal for people to pass stools anywhere from three times a day to three times a week. You're most likely not constipated if you fall within this range and your stools are soft and pass easily.

You're probably constipated if you are having three or fewer bowel movements each week or you're experiencing some of the following problems:

  • Straining or difficulty passing stools
  • A sense of incomplete emptying after a bowel movement
  • Hard or pellet-shaped stools
  • A feeling of being blocked up 

What Causes Constipation?
A variety of reasons can lead to constipation, including:

  • Diet, specifically a lack of fiber
  • Lack of exercise
  • Travel or other changes in daily routine
  • Medical conditions that affect the colon, such as diabetes and cancer
  • Medication usage
  • Hormonal disorders 

How to Help Prevent Constipation
In most cases, you can take these simple steps to help prevent constipation:

  • Eat more fiber, including beans, bran, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Drink plenty of liquids
  • Exercise regularly
  • Don't ignore the urge to have a bowel movement
  • If your bowel habits change, check with your doctor
  • If these recommendations don't work, Fleet Products can help! 

Acute Constipation – See Your Doctor
While most cases of common constipation can be easily treated and are not a cause for concern, acute, or recent onset, constipation could indicate a more serious health problem. If you experience any of the following conditions, contact your doctor.

  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Bloating, nausea and vomiting
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Involuntary weight loss

Frequently Asked Questions - Suppositories

What is a suppository?
A solid cone or cylinder shaped medication, designed to be inserted into the rectum where it melts at body temperature.

How does the suppository work?
The suppository draws water into the stool, thus softening the stool and helping to cause bowel movement.

How long does it take for a suppository to relieve constipation?
A suppository generally works within 15 minutes to an hour.

Can suppositories be used on children?
Use Pedia-Lax® glycerin suppositories.  Pedia-lax is the first complete line of laxative formulated just for kids

Is it necessary for the suppository to completely melt in order to be effective?
No, it does not have to melt completely in order to be effective.

How do you insert a suppository?
Using your finger, insert the suppository into the rectum. Push the suppository in as far as the length of your finger. Please note, Fleet also makes Liquid Glycerin Suppositories that come in a convenient no-mess applicator, thus eliminating the need to use your finger.

What is the best way to store the suppositories?
The best place to store the suppositories is in a cool, dry place. They can also be refrigerated. Since the suppository is designed to melt, if it becomes warm, it will start to melt.

What is the benefit of using a glycerin suppository?
Glycerin suppositories are used for fast, predictable relief of occasional constipation.

What's the difference between the Fleet Glycerin Suppositories and the Fleet Liquid Glycerin Suppositories?
Unlike Fleet Glycerin Suppositories, Liquid Glycerin Suppositories provide:

  • No-mess application
  • Faster delivery, so there's no need to wait for the suppository to melt

Does the Fleet Liquid Glycerin Suppository bulb need to be empty in order to be effective?
No. Even though a small amount of liquid may be left in the applicator, there is plenty of glycerin in the suppository to ensure that it is effective.

What is the benefit of using a bisacodyl suppository?
Bisacodyl suppositories generally produce a bowel movement in 15 minutes to an hour by directly acting on the intestine, thus causing a bowel movement to occur.

Suggested Use

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Adults and children 6 years and over 1 suppository or as directed by a doctor
Children 2 to under 6 years Use Fleet Pedia-Lax Liquid Glycerin Suppositories
Children under 2 years Consult a doctor
   
Left-side position: Lie on left side with right knee bent and arms resting comfortably.

Knee-chest position: Kneel, then lower head and chest forward until left side of face is resting on surface with left arm folded comfortably.

Administering the laxative: CAUTION: REMOVE ORANGE PROTECTIVE SHIELD BEFORE INSERTING. Hold unit upright, grasping bulb of unit with fingers. Grasp orange protective shield with other hand, pull gently to remove.  With steady pressure, insert tip into rectum with a slight side-to-side movement, with tip pointing toward navel.  Do not force the applicator tip into the rectum, as this can cause injury.  Insertion may be easier if person receiving suppository bears down as if having a bowel movement.  This helps relax the muscles around the anus.  Squeeze the bulb until nearly all liquid is expelled. While continuing to squeeze the bulb, remove tip from rectum and discard unit.  It is not necessary to empty unit completely.  The unit contains more than the amount of liquid needed for effective use.  A small amount of liquid will remain in the unit after use. 

This product generally produces bowel  movement within 15 minutes to 1 hour.

For rectal use only.  May cause rectal discomfort or burning sensation.

Ask a doctor before using any laxative if you have:

  • abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting
  • a sudden change in bowel habits lasting more than 2 weeks
  • already used a laxative for more than 1 week

Stop using this product and consult a doctor if you have

  • rectal bleeding
  • no bowel movement after use of a laxative

These symptoms may indicate a serious condition.  Keep out of reach of children.  If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control
Center right away.


C.B. Fleet Co., Inc. - Fleet Liquid Glycerin Suppositories Laxative - 4 Suppository(s)

Active ingredient (in each 5.4-mL average delivered dose)

Purpose
Glycerin 5.4g Hyperosmotic laxative

Inactive Ingredients:  edetate disodium, purified water.

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Lynchburg, VA,
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About C.B. Fleet Co., Inc.

When Dr. Charles Browne Fleet founded this company, he did so with a commitment to serving his customers as individuals. Since their founding in 1869, they’ve never forgotten their heritage as a hometown, family-run business. They remain committed to the same mission and integrity their company was founded on all those years ago, and, they will never forget that the reason they’re still around is their customers.

In 1869, Dr. Charles Browne Fleet opened a small pharmacy in Lynchburg, Virginia. His goal was to provide people with easy-to-use, innovative personal health and beauty care products. Developing his own medicines, balms and salves in his storefront, it was Fleet who also invented the first laxative — and since that time, they have continued their founder’s commitment to innovation in the personal healthcare industry.

After more than 140 years in business, Fleet Laboratories now leads the personal healthcare industry, ranking among the top non-prescription drug companies in the United States, and earning the trust of consumers and healthcare professionals around the world.

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