How To Vaginal Suppositories
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We offer a range of vaginal suppositories designed to be inserted into the vagina for targeted medication delivery. These suppositories are available in various shapes and sizes, often featuring a tapered end for easier insertion. Once inside the body, they dissolve, releasing the medication for absorption. Our suppositories cater to various health needs, including fertility treatments with progesterone, addressing vaginal dryness with estradiol, alleviating pain during intercourse with prasterone, among other applications. Each is formulated to provide effective and direct treatment for specific condition
How To Insert Suppositories
Step One: Wash your hands with soap and water before and after inserting the vaginal suppositories.
Step Two: Before inserting your suppository, carefully remove the wrapping and gently press it between your fingers to ensure it's firm enough for insertion. Be cautious not to crush the suppository. If it feels too soft for insertion, briefly place it in the refrigerator to firm up, which should only take a few minutes.
Step Three: If you're worried about smooth insertion, lightly moisten the tip of the suppository with clean water.
Step Four: To prepare for suppository insertion, undress to reveal your vaginal area and find a position that is comfortable for you. Lying on your back with your knees bent and drawn toward your stomach can help to make the vaginal opening more accessible. Another option is to stand with your knees softly bent and feet slightly apart. If you are assisting someone else with the suppository, the lying down position is typically more convenient.
Step Five: Gently insert the narrow end of the suppository first, using your finger to push it in about ½ to 1 inch. This process should be painless. For pediatric patients, the insertion depth might be less, depending on the child's size
Step Six: Sit or lie still for about 10 to 15 minutes to allow the medicine to dissolve.
Step Seven: Wash your hands thoroughly again with warm soapy water.
Step Eight: There's a chance that a bit of the medication could seep out. If you're worried about this, placing a pad or a comparable absorbent material in your underwear can help manage any leakage.
Talk With Your Doctor Or Pharmacist
Inserting a vaginal suppository should be a straightforward and comfortable experience. If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about the proper insertion technique, don't hesitate to consult your doctor or speak with one of our pharmacists. Additionally, if you experience rectal bleeding, blistering, pain, burning, itching, or any new signs of irritation after beginning this medication, it's important to contact your doctor immediately.
Suppositories should be kept cool to avoid melting; refrigeration may be necessary. If in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Post-insertion, it's common to use a pad to manage any mess from vaginal suppositories.
For hygienic insertion and finger protection, consider using finger cots or gloves. These can be requested with your prescription; just call the pharmacy.
Trimming and rounding fingernails can prevent scratches or cuts during suppository insertion.
After inserting the suppository, try to limit exercise or vigorous activities for about an hour.
Avoid using petroleum jelly as a lubricant for suppositories; it can hinder melting. Opt for a water-soluble lubricant instead.
Refrain from using tampons while on a vaginal suppository treatment, as they can absorb the medication and reduce effectiveness.
Always store the medication where children cannot reach it