If you used a NeuEve suppository but felt it is too strong for you, you can reduce the dosage by cutting a suppository into 2-4 pieces.
Refrigerate it first helps make the product harder and easier to cut. You can leave the plastic shell on when you cut it. The cut shell can offer a partial protection. You can remove the shell just before use.
You can save the cut suppository pieces in a small Zip-Loc bag and store in a refrigerator.
(Note: In case the suppository breaks apart to many small pieces after cutting, you can put them together to a larger piece like a play dough. After cooling it in a refrigerator, it can be used without loss of efficacy.)
How to insert a cut suppository?
- At the bed time, with an empty bladder, insert 1/2 or 1/4 cut suppository as deeply as you can with your fingers. Drip some water to the suppository piece helps lubrication and insertion.
- If 1/2 suppository still causes burning, you can try 1/4 suppository, but you need to use it twice as frequently to keep up the effective dosage required for clearing your infection or reversing your atrophy. For example, if you use a whole NeuEve Silk suppository once every 4 days, you can use 1/2 Silk once every other day or 1/4 Silk once daily.
- You can insert a cut suppository less frequently if you feel it is still too strong. The trade-off is that it may be less effective compared to using it at the recommended application frequency.
If you can manage the cutting, you can overcome the product irritation problem easily.
Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only. It is about natural products, nutrients, and/or alternative methods for managing discomforts associated with vaginal dysbiosis (imbalance of microbiome, not a true infection or disease). It is not medical advice for the treatment of any diseases.