Paraffin


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: PO Constipation Up to 45 mL/day. Max duration: 1 wk. Rectal As enema: Usual: 120 mL/day, may range from 60-150 mL/day. Ophth Dry eye Apply at night when needed. Topical Hydrate and soften skin Apply when needed, esp after bath.
Contraindications
Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting is present; children <3 yr.
Special Precautions
Oral: not recommended for use in patients with difficulty swallowing or impaired neurodevelopment. Avoid prolonged use as a laxative or faecal softener. Contact lens should not be worn at the same time (interval of at least 30 min). Ocular preparations should be applied at least 5 min after any other ocular medication.
Adverse Reactions
Anal irritation (excessive dose) and seepage. Foreign-body granulomatous reactions; vasospasm; lipoid pneumonia; interference with absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. When applied ophthalmically, may cause temporary visual disturbance.
Drug Interactions
May impair absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and possibly other compounds.
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