What is a suppository?
Medicines can be delivered to your body in a number of ways. The most common way is to swallow a pill or drink a liquid. You can also instil drops to your eyes or ears, use a nasal spray or rub a medicated cream to your skin. The purpose is to get the medication in systemically or target a certain area of the body. Suppositories are medications delivered into your bottom. Once inside, it dissolves and releases its medication. You may need a suppository if you are vomiting and or can’t swallow medicines or the medicines breaks down too fast in the gut or you want a targeted delivery in that area.
If you are considering using a suppository, always seek further advice from your trusted health care professional.