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Glycerol suppositories

BMJ Group Medical Reference

Glycerol is also sometimes called glycerin. It helps you to go to the toilet by stimulating your bowels. [34]

Glycerol comes as a suppository, which is a tablet that you insert into your back passage.

We couldn't find any studies looking at how well glycerol suppositories clear constipation. Nor could we find any evidence that they can be harmful.

Citations

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Last Updated: August 06, 2013
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