Confused about rectal suppository I was prescribed.

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Confused about rectal suppository I was prescribed.

Postby volans » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:45 pm

My doctor prescribed me a suppository that is supposed to be a muscle relaxant for the pelvic region. The prescription paper was written as 100MG gabapentin & 10MG Mylan-baclofen. When I picked up my prescription today I was surprised to see they gave me the medications separately. One container has these 100MG gabapentin capsules, and the other (pictured below) are small 10MG Mylan-baclofen tablets. I'm no doctor, but I was under the impression that both these medications are supposed to be mixed into a single rectal suppository. How do I insert small tablets rectally? How does it dissolve? I'm confused and it's going to take a long time to get a hold of my doctor so I thought i'd get your thoughts in the meantime. Like, this is a rectal suppository? Seriously?

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Re: Confused about rectal suppository I was prescribed.

Postby Violet M » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:14 am

The pharmacist should be able to tell you. If you want them compounded together in a suppository you might have to get them from a compounding pharmacy. I don't know about those particular meds but there are other pills that are normally taken orally, such as valium, that you can just insert rectally. The rectum has vascular mucous membranes that can absorb the drug. But still, I would check with the pharmacist.

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