LIQUID PARAFFIN

Mechanism of Action

It is a viscous liquid pharmacologically inert that lubricates and softens the stools and is emollient

 

Indications

Simple constipation, in patients where straining at stools is to be avoided like in fissures, haemorrhoids and in bed ridden patients

 

Dosage

Adults: 15-30ml once a day

Children: Not recommended

 

Contraindications

Not below 3yrs

 

Special Precaution

Chronic use should be avoided as it can lead to deficiency of fat soluble vitamins

 

Adverse Drug Reactions

UN pleasant taste associated with vomiting can cause foreign body granulomas in intestine. Can cause lipid aspiration pneumonia especially in bed ridden patients

 

Status in

1. Pregnancy : Contraindicated

2. Lactation : Contraindicated

3. Old age : Use with caution

4. Children : Not recommended

 

Brands available and preparations of LIQUID PARAFFIN

 

Pharmaceutical Company

Brand Name

Parke-Davis

AGAROL                     

(Liq. paraffin 1.6ml, Agar 10mg, per 30ml)

   120 ml Liq  

   400 ml Liq