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suppository

Med an encapsulated or solid medication for insertion into the vagina, rectum, or urethra, where it melts and releases the active substance

Suppository

 

a medicated mass that is solid at room temperature but fuses readily at body temperature. Suppositories are in the form of cylinders or cones and are made of medicinal agents mixed with cocoa butter or with similar substances. Suppositories are inserted in the rectum or vagina, where they act locally or, upon absorption, exert a general effect.

suppository

[sə′päz·ə‚tȯr·ē]
(pharmacology)
A medicated solid body of varying weight and shape, intended for introduction into different orifices of the body, as the rectum, urethra, or vagina; usually suppositories melt or are softened at body temperature, though in some instances release of medication is effected through use of a hydrophilic vehicle; typical vehicles or bases are theobroma oil (cocoa butter), glycerinated gelatin, sodium stearate, and propylene glycol monostearate.
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After treatment with vaginal vitamin D suppositories, 58 of the 100 with insufficient levels had serum vitamin D >30 ng/ ml, demonstrating the likelihood of vitamin D absorption through vaginal mucosa.
The kits are made for a single patient and include pre-weighed progesterone, and suppository base, and the patented disposable container/mold for preparation, storage, and dispensing of the suppositories.
What women usually got instead were commercially prepared douches and suppositories less effective than conventional methods of birth control.
Compounded boric acid: 600 mg suppositories twice for 2-4 weeks, then 1 x daily during menses only for 4 consecutive months
The women getting a partial dose fended off infections while they used the vaccine suppositories, but this protection faded when they switched to the placebos.
In comparison with other chelating data, the data relating to the single use of EDTA suppositories or oral EDTA are limited, mostly because physicians generally use these products in combination with other chelating substances.
Researchers had been concerned that the suppositories might produce a harmful overgrowth of the peroxide-producing lactobacilli, but they did not observe such an effect.
Such microbicides could be creams or suppositories that would be inserted into the vagina before intercourse, much like spermicides are used for contraception.
The kits are made for one patient and include pre-weighed progesterone, and suppository base, and a unique, patented disposable suppository mold for preparation, dispensing, and storage of the suppositories, all in one unit that increases patient compliance, and ease of use.
One woman had vaginal spotting during the first 2 weeks of suppositories.
After more extensive questioning, the patient also reported regular use of antimigraine suppositories, but hadn't mentioned this initially because she didn't consider them a "true drug.
acidophilus to the vagina--using either yogurt or suppositories containing the bacterium--may provide the best route of administration.