Four Disadvantages/Contraindications to Muscous Membrane Administration
(includes eyes, ears, nose, vagina, rectum, and ostomy)
- 1. Muscous membranes are highly sensitive to some medication concentrations
- 2. Client with ruptured eardrum cannot receive irrigations
- 3. Insertion of rectal and vaginal medication often causes embarrassment
- 4. Rectal suppositories contraindicated if client has had rectal surgery or if active rectal bleeding is present.