Liquid Paraffin

Liquid Paraffin is used to relieve constipation. Do not use this product in children under the age of 3.

Liquid Paraffin Overview

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Liquid Paraffin is a product used to provide temporary relief of constipation.

This product is available in liquid form and is taken by mouth. 

 

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  • Constipation
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Uses of Liquid Paraffin

Liquid Paraffin is a product used to provide temporary relief of constipation.

This medication may be recommended for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

 

Liquid Paraffin Brand Names

Liquid Paraffin Drug Class

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Liquid Paraffin Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take vitamins. This product may interfere with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins.

This is not a complete list of drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

    Liquid Paraffin Precautions

    Serious side effects have been reported with this product including the following:

    • Anal leakage of paraffin with anal irritation after using this product for a long time.
    • Granulomatous reaction caused by absorption of small quantities of liquid paraffin.
    • Lipoid pneumonia (by accidental inhalation) may occur, therefore caution is required in patients with swallowing difficulty.

    Contact your doctor if:

    • you need a laxative every day
    • you have stomach pain that does not go away
    • have a condition which makes swallowing difficult

    This product is not recommended for children under the age of 3. 

     

     

    Liquid Paraffin and Pregnancy

    Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

    This product's use during pregnancy is not recommended. 

    Liquid Paraffin and Lactation

    Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

    This product's use during breastfeeding is not recommended. 

    Liquid Paraffin Usage

    Follow the directions on the label carefully.

    Do not use this medication for long periods of time. 

    Contact your doctor if:

    • you need a laxative every day
    • you have stomach pain that does not go away
    • have a condition which makes swallowing difficult

    Liquid Paraffin Dosage

    The recommended dose in adults is 10-30ml when required.

    The recomended dose in children over the age of 3 years old is 5-20ml when required.

    This product is not recommended in children under the age of 3. 

    Liquid Paraffin Overdose

    If you take too much of this product, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.