Use your rectal suppositories the right way

This article illustrates the right way to use your rectal suppositories.

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Use your rectal suppositories the right way​

Suppositories are NOT to be taken orally. They are for rectal use only.

​​1
​​Wash your hands with soap and water before using the suppo​sitory.​​​​​
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​2​​Remove the wrapper from the suppository​.​​​​​​​
​3​​​​Moisten the suppository with water or use a lubricant to lubricate the suppository tip and rectum.​​​​​
​4​​Lie down on your side, with one knee​​ bend up towards your chest. Insert the suppository, tapered end first into the anus. Push well up into the rectum with finger.​​​​
​5​​Wash your hands with soap and water after each insertion.​​​
​6​​Lie down for about 15 minutes. This helps the anus to retain the suppository so that the medication can work better.​​​​

Store this medicine correctly.​​             
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​Store suppositories in the refrigerator.





​Do not keep different types of medicines​​ together in one container. Keep each medicine separately in its original labelled container.​




Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
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Do not keep expired medicines or medicines that are no longer needed.
Log on to www.pharmacy.nhg.com.sg to​
  • Fill your balance prescription (valid for NHG Polyclinics’ patients only).
  • Shop for health products.
  • Ask a question about your medication.​
We are located in these polyclinics:

Ang Mo Kio Pharmacy
Blk 723 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
#01-4136 S(560723)

Bukit Batok Pharmacy
50 Bukit Batok West Ave 3
S(659164)

Choa Chu Kang Pharmacy
2 Teck Whye Crescent
S(688846)

Clementi Pharmacy
Blk 451 Clementi Ave 3
#02-307 S(120451)

Hougang Pharmacy
89 Hougang Ave 4
S(538829)

Jurong Pharmacy
190 Jurong East Ave 1
S(609788)

Toa Payoh Pharmacy
2003 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh
S(319260)

Woodlands Pharmacy
10 Woodlands Street 31
S(738579)

Yishun Pharmacy
30A Yishun Central 1
S(768796)​​

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For enquiries, please contact Call Centre at 6355 300​0.
PH001-001-EC-0316-V2


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