Rectal Drug Delivery

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The rectal route of administration is particularly useful for infants and children who have diffi culty in swallowing oral medicine. This route is also used in cases of nausea and vomiting, or where upper intestinal disorders present may affect the absorption of a drug. There is no need for taste masking of drugs delivered rectally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric Formulations
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781489980106
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameAAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISSN (Print)2210-7371


  • retention enema
  • phosphate enema
  • rectal vein
  • rectal fluid
  • rectal delivery

Cite this

Batchelor, H. (2014). Rectal Drug Delivery. In Pediatric Formulations (Vol. 11, pp. 303-310). (AAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series). Springer.