How to Use Suppositories

You are not alone if you are asking, "What am I supposed to do with this thing?" Inserting a suppository isn't pleasant, but it can be fairly painless if done properly.

You will need

  • Hand soap
  • Towel
  • Suppository

Step 1 Use the restroom Use the restroom to empty your bowels and bladder if possible.

Step 2 Wash hands Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and dry with a towel.

Step 3 Unwrap Unwrap the suppository.

Step 4 Squat or lie down Squat or lie down on your side bending one leg up and keeping the other leg straight out.

Step 5 Insert Insert the suppository, pointed end first, gently. Push until it is completely inserted and squeeze your legs and buttocks together.

Step 6 Wash hands Wash your hands thoroughly.

Step 7 Lie down and rest Lie down and rest for up to 15 minutes to give the suppository time to be absorbed.

Step 8 Wait to use the restroom Wait to use the restroom for at least one hour after insertion.