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Generally speaking, glycerin suppositories take between 15 and 60 minutes to work, according to Drugs.com. While waiting for the suppository to work, it is recommended that individuals limit movement or lie down complete... More »

Some side effects of progesterone suppositories (or progesterone vaginal) include allergic reactions, as evidenced by hives; difficulty breathing and swelling in the face, throat or mouth; headache; numbness, especially ... More »

The active ingredient in acetaminophen suppositories for adults and children 12 and over is 650 milligrams of acetaminophen, according to Drugs.com. The inactive ingredients are glyceryl stearate, hydrogenated vegetable ... More »

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To insert a suppository, lie on the left side of the body with the right knee bent. Use a clean finger to push the suppository well up the rectum, tapered end first, according to WebMD. Once inserted, stay still until th... More »

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