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Glycerol 1g and 4g suppositories supply problems

2g suppositories still available

May 10th 2022

Tagged: supply shortages

By Ailsa Colquhoun

DHSC has published a Tier 2 medicine supply notification for Glycerol 1g and 4g suppositories


Out of stock


Glycerol 1g and 4g suppositories

  • Glycerol 1g suppositories are out of stock until mid-June 2022.
  • Glycerol 4g suppositories are in limited supply until mid-May 2022.
  • Glycerol 2g suppositories remain available and can support an increase in demand in place of the 1g suppositories.
  • If glycerol 4g suppositories are unavailable, and the oral route is not suitable, consider prescribing docusate sodium enemas in adults who require a rectal stool softener.