What are DulcoGlide Suppository Applicators?
DulcoGlide Suppository Applicators are a rectal applicator to be used when inserting suppositories into the rectum. They are convenient and comfortable to use and each pack contains 3 single-use disposable applicators.
NOTE: This product contains applicators ONLY. Dulcolax Suppositories are sold separately.
What is constipation?
Constipation is a common problem and affects people of all ages. It can usually be treated at home and isn’t often a serious issue. Symptoms of being constipated include:
Not passing a stool (poo) at least 3 times in a week
Stools are often difficult to push out and larger than usual
Stools are often dry, hard or lumpy
Stomach ache or feeling sick
Constipation has many possible causes and sometimes there is no obvious reason, but the most common causes include:
Not eating enough fibre- such as fruit, vegetables and cereals
Not drinking enough fluids
Not moving enough and spending long periods sitting or lying in bed
Being less active and not exercising
Often ignoring the urge to go to the toilet
Changing your diet or daily routine
A side effect of a medicine
Stress, anxiety or depression
Common during pregnancy and for 6 weeks after giving birth
Caused by a medical condition (rare cases)
Long-term constipation can lead to a condition called faecal impaction, which is where faeces (poo) has built up in your rectum. The main symptom of this is diarrhoea after a long bout of constipation.
How to use DulcoGlide Suppository Applicators
Ensure your hands are clean by washing them with soap and water before drying thoroughly. Remove the single-use applicator from the wrapper and remove the wrapper from the suppository (sold separately).
Place the blunt end of the suppository into the open end of the applicators barrel, ensuring you do not force the suppository as it will stop when it is in the correct position within the applicator.
Lie on your side with your upper leg bent towards your chest whilst keeping your lower leg straight.
Holding the base of the applicator’s barrel between your thumb and middle finger, carefully insert the applicator into the rectum.
Once the flared tip of the applicator is inside your body, use your index (pointer) finger to push the plunger to release the suppository.
Take care to NOT force the applicator into the rectum as this may cause injury.
Remove the applicator and dispose of it immediately after use - do NOT flush down the toilet.
Wash and dry your hands thoroughly after use.
Which suppositories can I use with the Dulcoglide applicators?
It is recommended that you use Dulcoglide Applicators with Dulcolax Suppositories. You can find a range of Dulcolax products available at Chemist4U.
This product is for rectal use only. Each applicator is single-use and should be disposed off immediately after use and not reused. This product is not suitable for children under the age of 12 and should be kept out of sight and reach of children.
Make sure to speak to your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist before using this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or a Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP, if appropriate, regarding this product.
Don’t you just hate blockages? Whether it is in the nose and you struggle to breathe through it and smell, or whether it is a traffic jam caused by an accident that leaves you stuck on the road, they are a pain.
The same can be said about constipation, a simple blockage in the digestive system that can cause a lot of problems. To find the solution to constipation, first, you need to know the cause.
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