Liquid Paraffin

Faecal softner

Indication:
Treatment of constipation

Formulation:
Oral emulsion

Dose:
0.5ml/kg BD (TITRATE TO EFFECT)

Counselling:
Take at night but not immediately before going to bed.

Contra-Indications:
Nausea, vomiting and when abdominal pain is present.

Side effects:
Anal seepage and irritation may occur upon prolonged usage.
Aspiration pneumonia

Interactions:
None

Notes:
May interfere with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins, though there is no evidence that it interferes with the absorption of fat soluble vitamin.

Book an appointment

Sign up to our newsletter