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Glycerin Suppositories ??

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AKT22 · 29/09/2022 09:41

Anyone know if I can get them for a 7 month old over the counter in the UK? No amount of P foods or Lactulose is shifting anything!

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Anotherdayanotherdollar · 30/09/2022 11:33

I'm not in the UK so I didn't actually know, but a quick Google suggests you can.

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Dove88 · 01/10/2022 08:03

We bought some from an online pharmacy. They don’t tend to be talked about now, our gp and local pharmacy were abit confused that we wanted to try them. But baby was constipated after starting weaning and lactulose didn’t do a thingy. One of these and she had pooped within 15mins. Went straight back to normal afterwards.

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endofthelinefinally · 01/10/2022 08:05

When I couldn't get them I cut a normal sized one in half lengthways.

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AKT22 · 01/10/2022 19:33

Thank you, you can get them but no pharmacies have any stock atm! 😡

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FES123 · 12/10/2022 21:46

@AKT22 Curious to hear if you got the glycerol suppositories and whether they worked? We are in the same boat as you… DD2 (7.5 months) is very bunged up. Last decent “easy” poo was on 22nd Sept (!) but I did manage to squeeze some out of her on Monday with some massage techniques…! She is now on 5ml of lactulose, a pear sachet and a prune sachet each day, plus all the other foods that begin with “p” and things like lentils, chickpeas etc… She’s started waking at night in pain with bad wind but I can’t get anything to shift. Doctor says these things just take time. I have a pack of infant suppositories that I had to use once with DD1 when she was about 2yrs old but I’m always nervous to try these things on a baby. Please let me know what worked for you! (@Dove88 Reassuring to hear that it worked for your little one…) Thanks all x

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Toddlerteaplease · 12/10/2022 21:48

We occasionally use them at work but they are pretty useless. Try senna as well as lactulose.

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FES123 · 12/10/2022 21:51

@Toddlerteaplease May I ask where you work please? (Assume it’s health/medical?) I have some senna still from DD2’s toddler issues… Thanks x

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AKT22 · 17/10/2022 14:06

FES123 · 12/10/2022 21:46

@AKT22 Curious to hear if you got the glycerol suppositories and whether they worked? We are in the same boat as you… DD2 (7.5 months) is very bunged up. Last decent “easy” poo was on 22nd Sept (!) but I did manage to squeeze some out of her on Monday with some massage techniques…! She is now on 5ml of lactulose, a pear sachet and a prune sachet each day, plus all the other foods that begin with “p” and things like lentils, chickpeas etc… She’s started waking at night in pain with bad wind but I can’t get anything to shift. Doctor says these things just take time. I have a pack of infant suppositories that I had to use once with DD1 when she was about 2yrs old but I’m always nervous to try these things on a baby. Please let me know what worked for you! (@Dove88 Reassuring to hear that it worked for your little one…) Thanks all x

I bought some but I haven’t tried them! I’m a bit nervous of it really, DD ended up on Movicol which is hard to get her to take but after a couple of days did start to work, though from what people have said it seems as if she’s on a high dose (1 sachet a day at 7.5 months) and it’s only really helping a bit, so I don’t know if she’ll be able to come off it in two weeks like the GP suggested.

prunes and all the other p foods just did absolutely nothing for her

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FES123 · 17/10/2022 20:19

@AKT22 Thanks for replying. I did end up using the suppository on my little one and it worked within 15mins… Got lots of smelly green gunk out and she’s been a bit more comfortable ever since. We still have issues and I have to help her get her poo out (legs up, squeezed to her chest and a bit of massage) but the Lactulose are keeping them soft. DD2 was on Laxido (similar to Movicol) after potty training but it was a long term thing which we gradually reduced after about a year… Good luck! These babies are not easy x

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CornedBeef451 · 17/10/2022 20:52

My paeds nurse niece recommended movicol rather than lactulose once they're already constipated.

Good luck with it,constipation is awful at any age but it's horrible when they're so tiny.

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