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 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. Glycerin is a hyperosmotic laxative that attracts water into the stool and promotes bowel movement. Each suppository is easy to insert and 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.