Glycerin candles

Glycerin suppositories are usually prescribed as a laxative for constipation, as well as for hemorrhoids. They are quite effective, safe, and even inexpensive, which makes them popular. We will understand how many glycerin candles start to act and whether it is possible to use them constantly.

How fast are the candles?

Candles have a fast-acting effect.

Candles have a fast-acting effect. Immediately after administration, the shell of the suppository dissolves, and the active substance begins to act. Glycerin has an irritating effect on the intestinal mucosa, forcing it to "work", and also dilutes the fecal matter and promotes their rapid elimination. The desire to visit the toilet will appear in about half an hour.

Indications for use

Rectal suppositories with glycerin are prescribed for hemorrhoids and various types of constipation, when the absence of a bowel movement is observed within 2-3 days. With longer constipation, an enema is usually required.

Glycerin is also used externally to soften the skin and mucous membranes.

Glycerin suppositories are sometimes prescribed even to pregnant and lactating women, since, without being absorbed into the blood, they do not pose a serious danger to the fetus. However, they should be appointed exclusively by a doctor. Candles increase the tone of the uterus, and only the specialist will be able to calculate the possible risks.

Candles with glycerin for newborns are not released separately

Candles with glycerin for newborns are not released separately. But they are suitable suppositories for children (or, in extreme cases, you can cut off a quarter of an adult candle). However, keep in mind that it is not necessary to independently assign candles to your child (even if you heard that they help wonderfully and are completely harmless) - a pediatrician should do this. Putting a glycerin candle is possible only as a last resort.


  • hypersensitivity to the drug;
  • anal fissures;
  • hemorrhoids in the acute stage;
  • swelling and inflammation in the rectum.

Glycerin candles - instructions for use

It is best to administer a rectal suppository in the morning, 15-20 minutes after eating. But, of course, you should not do this immediately before going to work, because the result will not take long to wait: the effect of glycerin candles starts immediately after the injection.

1 candle is inserted through the anus as far as possible. Dosage for adults - 1 time per day, for children - 1 time per 3 days. Carefully look at the instructions of the drug age, from which you can put the child specific suppository.

How to light a candle?

It is best to administer a rectal suppository in the morning, 15-20 minutes after eating.

  1. Wash hands thoroughly before use.
  2. Remove the candle from plastic packaging.
  3. It is best to introduce it, lying on your back and pressing your knees to your stomach.
  4. Insert the narrowed end of the suppository into the anus and gently push it in as far as possible.
  5. Lie for 15-20 minutes.

If it was not possible to go to the toilet, the procedure can be repeated only after 12 hours. Frequent use of glycerin suppositories is undesirable, since the intestinal receptors will sooner or later cease to respond to the irritating factor, the intestine will "split apart", which will lead to even greater constipation.

As soon as the normal intestinal peristalsis is restored, the use of the drug should be discontinued.

For a child, it is best to use mini enemas, and resorting to the use of glycerin suppositories, as already mentioned, is better only as a last resort - if nothing else helps.

Side effects

  • physiological weakening of bowel movements;
  • rectal irritation;
  • catarrhal proctitis;
  • allergic reactions;
  • itching and burning in the anus.

Suppositories with such an active substance proved to be excellent. Many of those who have used them, note the effective effect immediately after the use of glycerin candles. But after how much they begin to act - to know a little. It must be remembered that any medication (especially in the case of children) should be prescribed by a doctor, since there are some nuances in its reception.

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