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A suppository is a small capsule or tablet that contains medicine. A suppository is placed in a body passage, such as the vagina or rectum, where a person's body heat causes the outer capsule or tablet to dissolve and the medicine to be released.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDeborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

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Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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