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Glycerin 4g Suppositories

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Glycerin 4g Suppositories (12 Suppositories)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Tue. 13 Apr and Wed. 14 Apr.

Glycerin Suppositories for Constipation

Glycerin Suppositories are an effective rectal treatment for the relief of occasional constipation. They work quickly to soften hard, dry stool and stimulate the bowels to help ease symptoms, making going to the toilet easier and more comfortable. 

Get your treatment delivered quickly and discreetly by ordering online from The Independent Pharmacy.

Glycerin Suppositories Information

  • Age: N/A

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Suitable

    Breastfeeding: Suitable

What are Glycerin Suppositories?

Glycerin Suppositories are a laxative that contains the active ingredient Glycerol. They relieve occasional episodes of constipation by softening hard stools and stimulating the lining of the bowels to help pass stools more naturally. 

These suppositories are a one-off treatment that can be used as required to ease symptoms of constipation. They are inserted directly into the rectum to encourage fast results within 20 minutes. 

 

What are Glycerin Suppositories used for?

Glycerin Suppositories offer rapid relief from episodes of constipation. Constipation is very common and affects people of all shapes and sizes for all sorts of reasons. 

It is advisable for anyone that suffers from constipation to try to make certain lifestyle adjustments to help prevent, reduce and ease symptoms. 

  • Eat a high fibre diet - aim to eat fruit, vegetables and whole grains daily. 
  • Stay active - try to do a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise per week. 
  • Drink water - Stay hydrated and cut down on alcohol, caffeine and fizzy drinks.
  • Go to the toilet as soon as you need it - do not ignore the urge to open your bowels. 

 

How do Glycerin Suppositories work?

Glycerol is the active ingredient in Glycerin Suppositories and is what is known as an osmotic laxative. It works by drawing water into hard, dry stools from elsewhere in the body, which makes them larger, softer and easier to pass. 

Glycerol also causes mild irritation to the lining of your bowel, which helps to stimulate slow, sluggish bowels encouraging your bowels to get moving again so you can start to feel like yourself again. 

 

How quickly do Glycerin Suppositories work?

While other osmotic laxatives can take several days to help ease symptoms of constipation, Glycerin Suppositories work quickly, taking around 20 minutes to start to take effect. 

 

Alternatives to Glycerin Suppositories

At The Independent Pharmacy, we recognise that not all laxatives are suitable for everyone. We, therefore, stock a range of constipation relief options to suit individual needs. 

Our laxative options include:

Osmotic laxatives - Lactulose, Movicol, CosmoCol

Bulk-forming laxatives - Fybogel, Normacol

Stimulant laxatives -  Senna, Dulcolax

For more information about laxatives and constipation treatment options, please have a look at our Constipation Remedies and Relief page. 

 

Sources

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

How to use Glycerin Suppositories

For rectal use only to treat occasional short term constipation. Use 1 suppository as required. If you are needing to use Glycerin Suppositories regularly you should speak to a doctor for further advice. 

  1. Remove 1 suppository from the protective film. 
  2. Dip the tip of the suppository into some water to make insertion easier.
  3. Using a finger, gently push the suppository into the rectum as far as it will go.
  4. For best results remain still for a few minutes.
  5. It will take around 20 minutes to work.
  6. Wash your hands thoroughly after use. 

Read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before use.

Glycerin Suppositories side effects

You may experience bowel irritation and abdominal cramps while using Glycerin Suppositories. If you experience any side effects you should stop using the suppositories and speak to a doctor or pharmacist for further advice. 

For more information regarding side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet.

Glycerin Suppositories ingredients

Each suppository contains the active ingredient: Glycerol

Other ingredients include: Gelatin and purified water.

Glycerin Suppositories warnings

  • For rectal use only. Do not swallow.
  • Do not use these suppositories if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. 

Take the time to read the Patient Information Leaflet before using these suppositories. 

 

Glycerin Suppositories in pregnancy & breastfeeding

Before using this product, if you are trying to get pregnant, are currently pregnant or are breastfeeding, you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice. 

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Constipation?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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Scott McDougall

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Published on: 11-03-2021

Last modified on: 11-03-2021


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.


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