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How do you insert a vaginal suppository?

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  • To put a suppository into your vagina: Wash your hands with soap and warm water.
  • Unwrap the suppository and put it into the applicator.
  • Lie on your back with your knees bent toward your chest, or stand with your knees bent and your feet a few inches apart.
  • Gently put the applicator into your vagina as far is it will go without feeling uncomfortable.
  • Press on the plunger at the end of the applicator to push the suppository in, then remove the applicator.
  • Lie down for a few minutes to let the medicine absorb.
  • Wash your hands again with soap and warm water. Vaginal suppositories can be messy, so you may want to wear a pad for a little while after you put one in.

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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