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Mineral Oil (Purdue Products)
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Intestinal lubricant laxative. Odorless, tasteless, crystal clear.
Active ingredient: mineral oil
Inactive ingredient: di-alpha-tocopherol
ACTIONS AND USES
Relieves occasional constipation (irregularity). Generally produces a bowel movement in 6 to 8 hours.
Take only at bedtime and do not take with meals. Do not use: for longer than 1 week, if you are presently taking a stool softener laxative, if you are pregnant, in children under 12 years of age, in bedridden patients, in persons with difficulty swallowing. Ask a doctor before use if you have : stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts over 2 weeks. Stop use and ask a doctor if you have rectal bleeding or fail to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative. These could be signs of a serious condition. If you are breast-feeding , ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
ADMINISTRATION AND DOSAGE
Adults and children 12 years of age or over take 1-3 tablespoonfuls at bedtime or as directed by a doctor.
Liquid : Bottles of 6 oz. and 16 oz.
Note: Store between 20°-25°C (68°-77°F); excursions permitted between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). Keep tightly closed. Protect from sunlight.
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