Suppository For Constipation

Suppository For Constipation

Suppository For ConstipationSome people who suffer from constipation opt for a suppository for constipation in order to help them move bowels. On the other hand, some people would rather take oral laxatives instead of suppositories.


According to an article in Wisegeek, suppositories can be effective for treating occasional cases of constipation. Laxative suppositories typically contain a prescription or over-the-counter medication that stimulates the movement of the bowels, makes the stool softer, or lubricates the anus to make it easier for a person to push a firm stool out. Some of these medications work within about a half hour of use and many are fairly mild. Most doctors recommend against using suppositories for constipation on a long-term basis, however, as doing so could lead to dependency or cause other health problems.


Source: Wisegeek


If you are wondering how suppositories work, a detailed explanation was provided by Net Doctor. It particularly discussed dulcolax suppositories. According to it, dulcolax suppositories contain the active ingredient bisacodyl, which is a type of medicine called a stimulant laxative.


Bisacodyl works by stimulating the nerve endings in the walls of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. This causes the muscles in the intestinal wall to contract more often and with increased force. When these muscles contract (a process known as peristalsis), this moves the contents of the intestine through the colon to the rectum so that the bowel can be emptied. This relieves constipation.


Dulcolax suppositories melt in the rectum, releasing the bisacodyl to produce its effect on the wall of the colon and rectum.


Dulcolax suppositories start to work in about 15 to 30 minutes, so they are useful if you want fast relief from constipation. In addition they can be helpful for people who cannot swallow bisacodyl tablets.


Bisacodyl suppositories are also used to help empty the bowel before certain medical procedures. If this is the case, your doctor will ask you to take bisacodyl tablets the night before the procedure, as well as inserting a bisacodyl suppository the morning of the procedure.


What is it used for?


  • Constipation.
  • Emptying the bowel prior to surgery or radiological examinations (on the advice of a doctor).


Dulcolax 10mg suppositories are suitable for adults and children over 10 years of age.


Source: Net Doctor


So if you suffer from constipation and other alternatives were not able to relieve you, then you might as well consider using a suppository for constipation. It might just be the solution that you need.




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