This information is intended for use by health professionals
Liquid Paraffin 100% v/v.
For the temporary relief of constipation.
Recommended doses and dosage schedules
| Adults including the elderly:
|| 10-30ml when required.
| Children over 3 years:
|| 5-20ml when required.
| Children under 3 years:
|| not recommended.
Use is contraindicated in children under 3 years of age.
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.
There may be interference with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins.
As with all medicines avoid during early pregnancy and lactation.
Anal seepage of paraffin with consequent anal irritation after prolonged use. 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.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
If large doses are ingested withdraw medication. Supportive treatment may be required.
Liquid paraffin acts as a lubricant and penetrates and softens the stools.
Liquid paraffin is indigestible and is absorbed only to a limited extent following ingestion.
Store below 25°C. Protect from light.
150ml: Amber glass bottle with plastic cap.
L. C. M. Ltd.
20 August 1993 / 22 October 1998