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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Current as of||August 18, 2013|
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