How to Use Vaginal Suppositories

A vaginal suppositories is a solid medicine that is inserted into the vagina using an applicator. It can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including yeast infections.

The body absorbs medications from suppositories quickly, which helps them work faster than oral medication. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about when to use suppositories and how often to do so.

When You’re Ready:

Before you start using a suppository, you should wash your hands and vaginal area with mild soap and warm water. Then dry your hands well with a towel.

Inserting the Suppository:

To get started, you’ll need a vaginal suppository and an applicator with a plunger. You can also use a pre-filled applicator that already contains the suppository.

Step 1: Lie on your back with your knees bent toward your chest, or stand with your knees slightly bent and feet a few inches apart. Gently insert the applicator into your vagina until it is as far down as it will go without feeling uncomfortable. Press on the plunger as you slowly move it down to push the suppository down farther into your vagina.

You can continue to do this for the duration of your treatment, but don’t use the suppository more often than you’re told to. The suppository may leak out a little while it’s absorbing, so it’s important to protect your hands from the drips by wearing a pad or another absorbent product inside your underwear for a period of time after insertion.