Liquid Paraffin 150ml

£2.39

  • Aids The Passing Of Stools
  • Suitable For Children Ages 3 And Over
  • Effective Relief From Constipation
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Liquid Paraffin is a drug which has been used for many years in order to treat constipation. It does this by acting as a lubricant to aid the passing of stools in those that find it painful or uncomfortable when doing so.

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Liquid Paraffin

Formulated for children over three years and adults experiencing constipation, Liquid Paraffin helps lubricate and soften stools to produce regular bowel movements. Anyone who’s experiencing constipation may find that their stools are hard to pass, may be larger than usual, or lumpier and harder.

Liquid Paraffin aims to make constipated stools easier to push, by softening particularly hard or lumpy stools, providing temporary relief.

What Is Liquid Paraffin?

A common question we often see posted online is “What is Liquid Paraffin?”

Liquid Paraffin is a Russian mineral oil that’s very heavily refined for use in cosmetics and medicine. It’s primarily transparent, colourless, nearly odourless, and oily. It’s mainly composed of hydrocarbons derived from the fossil fuel called petroleum.

Over the years it has been used as a paediatric laxative in medicine for treatment of constipation and encopresis. It can be purchased in liquid form and is taken by mouth.

If you have any other questions regarding “What is Liquid Paraffin?” please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Liquid Paraffin Uses

One of the Liquid Paraffin Uses includes the treatment of constipation. When taken orally it acts as a lubricant to aid the passing of stools in those that find it painful or uncomfortable when doing so. It doesn’t however treat other symptoms associated with constipation such as abdominal pain or flatulence. These symptoms will typically disappear once the stool has been cleared from the bowel.

Liquid Paraffin uses also include the treatment of dry skin when in emollient form. Emollients typically soothe and soften the skin by preventing water loss from the outer layer.

Liquid Paraffin For Constipation

You may need to use Liquid Paraffin for constipation if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • You haven’t had a poo at least 3 times during the last week
  • The stool is often large and dry, hard or lumpy
  • Having to strain or experience pain when trying to pass the stool

Constipation is extremely common and affects people at all stages of life. It can usually be cured at home using medication such as Liquid Paraffin for constipation, or changes to diet and lifestyle.

Some of the most common causes of constipation include:

  • Not getting enough fibre from your diet
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Long periods of sitting or lying in bed
  • Being less active and not exercising
  • A side effect of medication
  • Stress, anxiety or depression

Liquid Paraffin As Laxative

Liquid Paraffin as laxative offers the following features:

  • Relives constipation
  • Offers temporary relief
  • An easy to take oral solution
  • Regulates bowel movements
  • Helps decrease pain caused by constipation

If you’re unsure about using Liquid Paraffin as laxative or have never used it before and need more information, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.

Liquid Paraffin For Dogs

Liquid Paraffin for dogs usual dose is one to two tablespoons with a meal. This can be repeated as often as needed to relive constipation. However you should not give it with every meal for an extended period (weeks) or vitamin absorption in the gut can be reduced.

According to VioVet (a registered veterinary retailer) it’s fine to use it with every meal for a few days if it’s needed. It’s also best not to dose liquid paraffin for dogs directly into the mouth and it’s difficult to swallow if it isn’t mixed with some food.

Liquid Paraffin For Cats

Liquid Paraffin for cats is generally not recommended. They aren’t safe for long term use and can cause severe problems should the cay inhale the liquid paraffin rather than swallow it. There is also the additional possibility of Liquid Paraffin for cats passing into the lungs when used orally, and causing pneumonia. The same rules for dogs applies here for cats as well, any Liquid Paraffin given to a cat should first be mixed with food.

For the majority of cats who are affected by constipation, they lead full, normal lives. Although, most susceptible cats will have recurrent, repeated attack all their lives. For this reason, it’s important to find the correct treatment option and laxatives such as Liquid Paraffin for cats is an extremely attractive treatment.

Liquid Paraffin For Skin

Liquid Paraffin for skin if classified as an occlusive emollient. Occlusive emollients are used to form a film over the skin that acts as a water-resistant barrier. This is essential for people who suffer from dry skin due to not enough moisture. Over time, using Liquid Paraffin for skin will increase skin hydration by eventually building up water in the uppermost layer of skin.

In addition to keeping the skin hydrated, Liquid Paraffin for skin also aids in keeping the skin from itching due to irritation. The film formed by emollients protect against environmental irritants, such as allergens, bacteria, and pollutants.

Formulation Of Liquid Paraffin Emulsion

The Formulation Of Liquid Paraffin Emulsion may interact with other medicines. Tell your doctor if you are currently taking any prescription or non-prescription medications, including vitamins, and herbal supplements. This is especially important for vitamins. Formulation Of Liquid Paraffin Emulsion may interfere with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins.

Ask your doctor if you’re concerned about Formulation Of Liquid Paraffin Emulsion interacting with any of your medicines.

How To Use Liquid Paraffin For Constipation

To know how to use Liquid Paraffin for constipation effectively, simply follow the below instructions correctly:

  • Adults, elderly, children over 12
    • Take two to six 5ml spoonful’s when required.
  • Children 3 to 12 years
    • Take one to four 5ml spoonful’s as required.

If the above how to use liquid paraffin for constipation instructions aren’t followed, and too much of this medication is taken, call your local poison control centre or seek emergency medical attention as soon as possible.

Liquid Paraffin Dose

The correct Liquid Paraffin dose for treatment of constipation will depend on your age. Always follow the recommended Liquid Paraffin dose as seen above.

Prolonged use of a liquid paraffin dose can cause it to leak from the anus after prolonged use, which can cause irritation.

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