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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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Unlike smoking where CBD is rapidly taken by the body, and the effects wear off too fast, CBD suppositories control CBD effects meaning that a user will feel the effects for as many as 6-10 hours.
The study I refer to here investigated vitamin E 100 IU suppositories, which were compared to vaginal estrogen cream in 52 menopausal women with symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy and a vaginal pH above 5.0.
Patients in the intervention group experienced no additional cost for use of the B & O suppositories.
It is less secreted in breast milk as it is completely protein bound so it can be used safely in lactating mothers.17 In determining the acceptability of rectal analgesic suppositories, Carroll et al.18 found that only 18% of patients chose rectal suppositories as an acceptable method of pain relief.
Everyone in the control group used diclofenac suppositories; however, four participants from the experimental group (5%) did not use diclofenac suppositories at all.
Our concern is that this is a highly editorialized and biased conclusion playing into a generally current cultural and medical bias against the use of suppositories and enemas.
A/YES, using vaginal suppositories or eating yogurt with Lactobacillus may reduce recurrences of bacterial vaginosis (BY) (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, randomized controlled trials [RCTs] with conflicting results).
Actavis Inc.'s FeverAll acetaminophen suppositories, meanwhile, offer parents of infants and children a safe and effective way to bring down a fever and reduce pain, the company states.
The women were enrolled prospectively in separate, sequential, nonrandomized clinical trials and treated with nystatin vaginal suppository at 20 mU/day for 7 days or two 1,200-mg doses of miconazole vaginal suppositories 72 hours apart or oral fluconazole two 150-mg doses 72 hours apart or oral itraconazole 200 mg two times for 1 day.
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In the study, Cevira 5% vaginal suppositories were applied for five hours followed by a light dose of 50J/ sq cm using a laser system to 70 patients with low-grade cervical lesions (CIN1).