Fallowfield Pharmasave
1B-3500 Fallowfield Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K2J 4A7
P: 613.823.3500
F: 613.823.4040
Store Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday & Holidays: CLOSED

 

Suppositories & Rectal Rockets

Suppositories are solid dosage forms at room temperature that melt at body temperature when inserted rectally or vaginally. Vaginal suppositories are used for the local effect from antibiotics, antifungals & bio-identical hormones.
Rectal suppositories can be used for local effects or for absorption into the bloodstream. Rectal absorption is more rapid than oral absorption. When a quicker onset of action is needed or when swallowing is a challenge, rectal suppositories have been used to deliver anti-inflammatories, pain relievers, antibiotics, anticonvulsants, anti-nauseants & a number of other medications.

Rectal rockets are a specific type of rectal suppository used for hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can occur on the outside &/or on the inside. A regular suppository may help the internal hemorrhoids but doesn’t help the external hemorrhoids. The rectal rocket is designed to maintain contact with the internal & external hemorrhoids at the same time.  Check out the rectal rocket website for more information.

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