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How do you insert a urethral suppository?

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To put in a urethral suppository:

  • Go to the bathroom to empty your bladder.
  • Remove the cover from the applicator.
  • Stretch your penis to its full length to open the urethra, and put the applicator into the hole at the tip.
  • Gently push the button at the top of the applicator until it stops. Hold it there for 5 seconds.
  • Sway the applicator from side to side to make sure the suppository has gone in.
  • Pull out the applicator. Make sure there’s no more medicine in it.
  • While your penis is still pulled out, massage it firmly between your hands for at least 10 seconds to help the medicine absorb.

SOURCES:

Hanan, Z. , 2014. Pharmacy Practice for Technicians

Karimi, R. , 2014. Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences with Patient Care Correlations

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. , 2008. Perfecting Clinical Procedures

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Intraurethral Agents."

MUSE: "How to Use MUSE."

Troy, D. , 2006. Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy: "Preparation of Suppositories."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 15, 2017

SOURCES:

Hanan, Z. , 2014. Pharmacy Practice for Technicians

Karimi, R. , 2014. Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences with Patient Care Correlations

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. , 2008. Perfecting Clinical Procedures

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Intraurethral Agents."

MUSE: "How to Use MUSE."

Troy, D. , 2006. Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy: "Preparation of Suppositories."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 15, 2017

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