Use your rectal suppositories the right way

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

Use your rectal suppositories the right way​

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

​​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.​​             

​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.

Do not keep expired medicines or medicines that are no longer needed.
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