NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Pharmacy and Medications
Laxative for Small Children
Children of what age can use Microlax baby suppository? I consult the package insert but there is no age specification in there.
No information regarding Microlax suppositories was found. Microlax enema, a liquid form of laxative also inserted into the rectum, is available. The package insert provides directions for use in children under 3 years of age.
For a child younger than 12 months, glycerin suppositories for infants may be useful. Use half of the suppository by cutting it lengthwise.
Talk with your doctor first regarding the best treatment for constipation in your child.
Submitted by Husam Sweidan, PharmD Candidate
of Pharmacy Ohio State University College
Carmen M Hadley, RPh, CSPI
Former Clinical Instructor
College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University