Suppositories for constipation are made of glycerin, a laxative which works by drawing water into the intestine, generally producing a bowel movement within an hour of administration, according to WebMD. Using suppositor... More »

According to Mayo Clinic, there are five different types of laxative suppositories: stimulants, lubricants, carbon dioxide-releasing, stool softeners and hyperosmotic. Each type of suppository works in a different way. More » Health Medications & Vitamins

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

Dulcolax laxative medicated suppositories produce a bowel movement in about 15 to 60 minutes and the laxative tablets relieve constipation overnight, according to Dulcolax. Dulcolax stool softener assists the body to sof... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Remedies for constipation include extra fluid intake, fiber powders and glycerin suppositories, according to WebMD. Incorporating fruits and vegetables into the diet may also help to relieve symptoms. In certain cases, s... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Magnesium citrate is a saline laxative that generally produces a bowel movement within 30 minutes to three hours, according to WebMD. While patients sometimes use it for relief of constipation, whenever possible they sho... More »

Castor oil is sometimes used as a stimulant laxative for use in treating constipation and irregularity, and may be used to clean out the bowels before an exam or surgical procedure, according to WebMD. The way castor oil... More »