Olive oil

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Softening of ear wax
Adult: Use bid for several days prior to ear syringing.

Faecal impaction
Adult: Instill 100-500 ml warmed to around 32°C to soften impacted faeces.

Cradle cap
Adult: Apply to the scalp and rub in gently about an hour before washing to soften crust.
Special Precautions
May irritate the eyes; avoid applying near the eyes.
Adverse Reactions
Mild diarrhoea (high doses).
Description: Olive oil is used clinically for a number of different purposes: as a nutrient, laxative, faecal softener, ear wax softener and demulcent. It has also been used as a vehicle for oily suspensions for inj.
MIMS Class
Laxatives, Purgatives / Other Dermatologicals / Other Ear Preparations
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