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Sani-Supp (rectal)

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

What is Sani-Supp rectal?

Sani-Supp can be used as an effective laxative. It does this by causing the intestinal tract to hold more water, which helps soften the stool.

Sani-Supp is a medication used to treat occasional constipation or to cleanse the bowel prior to a rectal exam or any other digestive procedure.Sani-Supp can also be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Sani-Supp rectal

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you notice any of the following symptoms, warning signs of reactions to an allergen are: hives; trouble breathing; and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Sani-Supp can cause severe adverse reactions. Stop using Sani-Supp and call your physician immediately. If you suffer from:

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

Common negative side effects of sanisupp include:

  • Loose stool;
  • Nausea or stomach discomfort;
  • Burning or pain in the rectal

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be present. Seek advice from your doctor for medical advice regarding adverse effects. If you have any concerns, you can report them with the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the instructions on the medicine label and on the label of your package. Inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and any medications you take.

Prior to use this drug

You shouldn't apply Sani-Supp to your body if you are sensitive to it.

To ensure Sani-Supp is appropriate for you, consult your doctor if:

  • Nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain;
  • Bleeding from the rectal
  • A change in constipation that has been in effect for two weeks or more;
  • Ulcerative colitis, toxic megacolon,
  • If you've been using another laxative for more than one week,

FDA pregnancy category C. It isn't known whether Sani-Supp can cause harm to an unborn baby. Don't use this medication without seeking a doctor's guidance if you are expecting.

It isn't known if the glycerin rectal gets into breast milk or whether it is harmful to breastfeeding babies. Do not take this medication without seeking a doctor's guidance if you're breastfeeding babies.

When taking this medication for any child, only use the ones that have been specially created specifically for children. Certain types of glycerin rectal shouldn't be administered to children.Don't use Sani-Supp on children younger than 2 years of age without the advice of a physician.

How to take Sani-Supp rectal?

Take exactly as indicated on the label or as directed by your physician. Avoid using it in a larger or smaller quantity or for a longer time than is recommended. A laxative that is used too often can result in damage to muscles, nerves, or tissues that line your intestines.

Don't take the rectal suppository orally. It is intended for use within your rectum.Cleanse your hands prior to and after you use the rectal enema or suppository.The medicine comes with instructions to ensure safe and efficient use. Follow these guidelines carefully. Consult your physician or pharmacist for more information.

To make use of the suppository:

  • Take off the wrapper before you insert the suppository. Do not handle the suppository for too long, or it could melt in your hands.
  • Use your finger or the applicator that comes with it to apply the suppository.
  • Place your body on your left side, with legs straight, and the upper one bent. Carefully insert the pointed tip into your rectum. 1/2 inch for children and 1 inch for adults.
  • To achieve the best results, remain in a comfortable position for a couple of minutes. The suppository will begin to melt, and you should experience little or no discomfort as you take it in.

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, keep your leg in a straight position and the upper one bent. If you are giving this medicine to children, make the child sit on the floor and then lower their chests until the child's face rests against the flooring.
  • Then gently place the applicator's tip or bulb syringe in the rectum, with it pointed towards the navel (belly button). Don't push the applicator directly into the rectum, or an injury could occur.
  • The bottle should be squeezed slowly or blasted until it's almost empty.

For the best results following taking Sani-Supp, lie in a position until you feel the need to bowelize. The medicine should cause an empty bowel after 15–60 minutes of taking the suppository.

Use Sani-Supp no more than once within a 24-hour time frame.Consult your physician in the event that this medication doesn't cause the urge to bowel move within one hour following use.Keep the rectal cleanser in a cool, dry place, away from heat and moisture. Make sure the bottle is tightly sealed when not in use.

Keep the rectal suppositories at room temperature but free of heat and moisture. Some suppositories can be refrigerated. Look up the label on your medicine to determine how you should place it in a safe container.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Sani-Supp can be administered only once; if needed, it isn't part of a regular dosing regimen. Don't use Sani-Supp more often than in a 24-hour time frame.

What happens if I overdose?

A rectal glycerin overdose isn't expected to pose a risk. You should seek medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222 if you have accidentally swallowed the medicine.

What should be avoided?

Do not use any other laxatives when combined with Sani-Supp unless your physician has instructed you to.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can be incompatible with glycerin rectal, which includes prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your health professionals about the medicines you take in the present and any medication you stop or start using.