Why is medication administered rectally?

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Abdul Brown asked a question: Why is medication administered rectally?
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Date created: Sat, Feb 27, 2021 3:58 PM
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Rectal absorption results in more of the drug reaching the systemic circulation with less alteration on route. As well as being a more effective route for delivering medication, rectal administration also reduces side-effects of some drugs, such as gastric irritation, nausea and vomiting (Tortora and Derrickson, 2008).

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There are important therapeutic reasons why it is sometimes preferable to give a drug rectally rather than orally, e.g. in cases of nausea and vomiting. Drawbacks of …

As well as being a more effective route for delivering medication, rectal administration also reduces side-effects of some drugs, such as gastric irritation, nausea …

edications administered per rectum (PR) are ideal for local or systemic treatment, as the rectal mucosa has a blood and lymph supply that is capable of effective …

Rectally administered drugs are found to achieve better plasma levels and therapeutic effectiveness when compared with orally or intramuscularly administered drugs of …

A drug that is administered rectally will in general (depending on the drug) have a faster onset, higher bioavailability, shorter peak, and shorter duration than oral …

6.4 Administering Medications Rectally and Vaginally Medication Administered Rectally Figure 6.1 Administering medication rectally. Drugs administered PR …

Medication Administered Rectally Figure 6.1 Administering medication rectally Drugs administered PR have a faster action than via the oral route and a higher …

Rectal medications are given for their local effects in the gastrointestinal system (e.g., laxatives) or their systemic effects (e.g., analgesics when oral route is …

Medication Administered Rectally. Figure 6.8 Administering medication rectally. Figure 6.9 Anatomy of the anus. The rectal route (see Figure 6.8) is not as …

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