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Generic Name: mineral oil (MIHN-er-uhl OYL)
Brand Name: Examples include Kondremul and Liqui-Doss
Liqui-Doss emulsion is used for:
Relieving occasional constipation and bowel irregularity.
Liqui-Doss emulsion is a lubricant laxative that works by slowing the absorption of water from the bowel, which softens the stool.
Do NOT use Liqui-Doss emulsion if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Liqui-Doss emulsion
- you have a blockage in your intestines
- you are bedridden
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Liqui-Doss emulsion:
Some medical conditions may interact with Liqui-Doss emulsion. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have heart failure, appendicitis, difficulty swallowing, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or rectal bleeding
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Liqui-Doss emulsion. However, no specific interactions with Liqui-Doss emulsion are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Liqui-Doss emulsion may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Liqui-Doss emulsion:
Use Liqui-Doss emulsion as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Take Liqui-Doss emulsion on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating.
- Take Liqui-Doss emulsion at least 2 hours before bedtime.
- Shake well before using.
- Pour the measured dose into a drinking glass and add a small amount (less than 2 ounces/30 mL) of water, milk, fruit juice, or soft drink. Stir and drink. Follow with additional liquid if needed.
- If you miss a dose of Liqui-Doss emulsion, take it as soon as you remember. Continue to take it as directed by your doctor or on the package label.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Liqui-Doss emulsion.
Important safety information:
- Do not use this medication for more than 1 week unless directed to do so by your health care provider.
- Use of Liqui-Doss emulsion for a long time may result in loss of normal bowel function.
- Do not take additional laxatives or stool softeners with Liqui-Doss emulsion unless directed by your doctor.
- If you notice a sudden change in bowel habits which lasts for 2 weeks or more, do not continue using Liqui-Doss emulsion. Instead, check with your doctor.
- Do not take Liqui-Doss emulsion if you have difficulty swallowing without consulting your doctor.
- Liqui-Doss emulsion is not recommended for use in CHILDREN younger than 6 years of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Liqui-Doss emulsion during pregnancy. It is unknown if Liqui-Doss emulsion is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding, check with your doctor to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Liqui-Doss emulsion:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); failure to have a bowel movement within 12 hours of taking Liqui-Doss emulsion; rectal bleeding.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea; stomach cramps.Proper storage of Liqui-Doss emulsion:
Store Liqui-Doss emulsion at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat and light. Protect from freezing. Keep Liqui-Doss emulsion out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about Liqui-Doss emulsion, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Liqui-Doss emulsion is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Liqui-Doss emulsion or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Liqui-Doss emulsion. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Liqui-Doss emulsion. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Liqui-Doss emulsion.