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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