Care Liquid Paraffin BP
For the temporary relief of constipation.
Liquid paraffin Ph Eur 100%v/v
Unless otherwise directed by the doctor.
Adults and children over 12 years:
10 - 30ml daily in divided doses preferably before breakfast and at bedtime.
Children 5 - 12 years
5 - 10ml at bedtime.
Children 3 - 5 years
2.5 - 5ml at bedtime.
Children under 3 years
There is no need for dosage reduction in the elderly.
For oral administration.
Hypersensitivity to liquid paraffin. It should not be used when abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting is present. Children under 3 years.
Liquid paraffin decreases the absorption of fat soluble vitamins in the diet. Decreased absorption of vitamin K
enhances the effect of oral anticoagulants.
Avoid prolonged use. Consult your doctor if laxatives are needed every day, if you have persistent abdominal pain or have a condition which makes swallowing difficult. Do not use repeatedly.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
The safety of liquid paraffin during pregnancy and lactation has not been established and should not therefore be used during these periods
May cause anal seepage and irritation. Liquid paraffin is absorbed to a slight extent and may give rise to granulomatous reactions. Lipoid pneumonia may occur, therefore caution is required by patients with swallowing difficulties.
Symptoms of overdosage may include excessive purgation, watery diarrhoea with excessive loss of fluid and electrolytes. Gastric lavage is not necessary and emesis
Treatment should be symptomatic and supportive.
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