A suppository is a medication that is intended for rectal use only, and it takes an hour or longer to be fully absorbed into the body, reports MedicineNet.com. Individuals who have taken a suppository should avoid having... More »

Hemorrhoid suppositories are rectal medications used to temporarily relieve the itching, burning and pain associated with hemorrhoids, according to WebMD. Although formulations can vary by product, hemorrhoid suppositori... More »

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Infant suppositories may cause rectal irritation or abdominal discomfort, reports WebMD. In rare cases, an infant may also experience a serious allergic reaction to one of the ingredients in the suppository, causing dizz... 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 »

The primary difference in over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Tylenol, Advil and Aleve, and prescription pain killers is the amount of active medication contained in each pill, says MedicineNet.com. Advil, for examp... More »

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The markings on a white oblong pill or any pill or capsule sold over the counter or by prescription are the medication's imprint, reports GoodRx. The imprint is required on such medication in the United States, and it is... More »

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Lithium is the primary medication used to treat the mania of bipolar disorder, often in combination with anticonvulsants, such as Lamictal, or with antipsychotics, such as the older Haldol or the newer drug, Abilify, rep... More »

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