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A Suppository is a Drug Delivery system in which medication is combined with an inert material which together are formed into a "bullet-like" shape for easy insertion into any of the body cavities.

Suppositories are usually designed for insertion into the rectum, urethra or vagina. The inert material melts at body temperature so the drug within the suppository can be absorbed.

Suppositories can be used to locally apply a drug to minimize side effects due to systemic administration, if the drug would be inactivated if taken orally, or if nausea / vomiting are present.


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12-09-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: California
I have a question about suppositories. Say you were prescribed more than one medication in suppository form, could you take them both or all at once or should they be done at separate times of the day? Judith do you know?
Diagnosis: Crohn's in 1991 at age 9
Surgeries: 1 Small Bowel Resection in 1999; Central IV in 1991-92
Meds for CD: 6MP 50mg
Things I take: Tenormin 25mg (PVCs and Tachycardia), Junel, Tylenol 3, Omeprazole 20mg 2/day, Klonopin 1mg 2/day (anxiety), Restoril 15mg (insomnia), Claritin 20mg
Currently in: REMISSION Thought it was a flare but it's just scar tissue from my resection. Dealing with a stricture. Remission from my resection, 17 years and counting.
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