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Pedia-Lax liquid (rectal)

Generic Name: Glycerin (rectal) [GLISS-er-in]
Brand Names: Avedana Glycerin Suppositories Adult, Fleet Glycerin Suppositories Adult, Fleet Glycerin Suppositories Pediatric, Fleet Liquid Glycerin Suppositories, Pedia-Lax Liquid, Sani-Supp Rectal
Drug Class: laxatives

What is Pedia-Lax Liquid Rectal?

Pedia-Lax liquid can be used as an effective laxative. It causes the digestive tract to hold more water, which helps soften the stool.

The Pedia-Lax Liquid can be used for treating occasional constipation or to clean the bowel prior to a rectal exam or other procedures on the intestine.Pedia-Lax Liquid can be used for other purposes that are not mentioned in this medication guideline.

Side effects of Pedia-Lax liquid rectal

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction: hives; trouble breathing; and swelling of your lips, face, and throat.

Pedia-Lax liquid may cause serious side effects. Stop using Pedia-Lax Liquid immediately and consult your doctor immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Extreme stomach cramps or pain;
  • Bleeding from the rectal
  • There is no stool movement for 1 hour following use.

Common negative side effects of Pedia-Lax include:

  • Loose stool;
  • Nausea or stomach discomfort;
  • Rectal pain or burning

There isn't an exhaustive listing of all possible adverse consequences, but other effects might occur. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the label of your medication and on the label of your package. Be sure to inform your healthcare professionals about your medical issues, allergies, and the medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to apply Pedia-Lax liquid to your skin if you are allergic to Pedia-Lax liquid.

To ensure that Pedia-Lax Liquid is suitable for you, inform your physician if you suffer from:

  • Nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain;
  • Bleeding from the rectal
  • A change in constipation that lasted for a period of 2 weeks or more;
  • Ulcerative colitis, toxic megacolon,
  • If you've been using another laxative that lasted longer than one week.

The FDA classification for pregnancy is C. It's not clear whether Pedia-Lax liquid can cause harm to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without seeking a doctor's guidance if you are expecting.

It isn't known if glycerin rectal is absorbed into breast milk or whether it is harmful to breastfeeding babies. Do not take this medicine without consulting a physician if you're breastfeeding your baby.

When taking this medication for any child, only use the ones that have been specially designed for children. Certain types of glycerin in the rectal area shouldn't be administered to children.Do not apply Pedia-Lax Liquid to a child less than 2 years old without the guidance of a physician.

How to take Pedia-Lax liquid rectal?

Take it exactly as indicated on the label or as recommended by your physician. Don't use in greater or lesser quantities or for longer periods than the recommended duration. Excessive use of a laxative can result in damage to the muscles, nerves, or tissues of your intestines.

Do not consume the rectal suppository orally. It is only for use within your rectum.Wash your hands prior to and after you use the rectal enema or suppository.This medication comes with instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these guidelines carefully. Consult your physician or pharmacist for any additional questions.

To take the suppository

  • Take off the wrapper prior to placing the medication. Be careful not to handle the suppository for too long, as it may melt in your hands.
  • Use your finger or the applicator that comes with it to place the suppository.
  • Place your body on your left with your lower leg in a straight position and your upper one bent. Carefully insert the pointed tip into your rectum. 1/2 inch for children and 1 inch for adults.
  • For the best results, remain in a comfortable position for a couple of minutes. The suppository melts quickly, and you should experience little or no discomfort as you take it.

If you want to use an enema, follow these steps:

  • The protective shield should be removed prior to inserting the tip of the enema.
  • Lying on your left while keeping the lower part of your body straight with the top leg bent. If you're giving this medicine to children, make the child sit on the floor. Then lower their chests until the child's face rests against the flooring.
  • Then gently put the applicator's tip or bulb syringe into your rectum, with it pointed towards the navel (belly button). Don't apply the applicator too tightly to your rectum, as injuries could occur.
  • The bottle should be squeezed slowly until it's close to empty.

To get the best results from using Pedia-Lax Liquid on your feet for a while until you sense the need to go for a bowel motion, The medicine should cause the bowel to move in between 15 and 60 minutes after taking the suppository.

Do not take Pedia-Lax Liquid more than twice in a 24-hour period.Consult your physician to determine if this medication will not cause the urge to bowel move within 1 hour following its use.Keep the rectal cleanser in the room at a temperature away from heat and moisture. Make sure the bottle is tightly sealed when not being used.

Keep the succulent suppositories for rectal use at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Certain suppositories are refrigerated. Examine the label of your medicine to determine how you should place it.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Because Pedia-Lax Liquid is typically only given once per day as required, it is not part of a regular dosing regimen. Don't use Pedia-Lax Liquid to rectify more than once in a 24-hour time frame.

What happens if I overdose?

A rectal overdose of glycerin isn't likely to pose a risk. You should seek medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222 in the event that anyone has accidentally swallowed the drug.

What should be avoided?

Do not use different laxatives when combined with Pedia-Lax Liquid unless a doctor has advised you to.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications may interfere with glycerin, such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you take now and any medication you stop or start using.