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Castor Oil Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 100%; 95%; 36.4%

Usual Adult Dose for Constipation - Acute

15 to 60 mL orally once a day (as a single dose) OR as otherwise directed

Comments:
-This drug may be taken with juice.
-Treatment should be limited to up to 1 week of use (unless otherwise necessary) to risk of laxative dependence.

Use: Temporary relief of occasional constipation

Usual Adult Dose for Constipation

15 to 60 mL orally once a day (as a single dose) OR as otherwise directed

Comments:
-This drug may be taken with juice.
-Treatment should be limited to up to 1 week of use (unless otherwise necessary) to risk of laxative dependence.

Use: Temporary relief of occasional constipation

Usual Pediatric Dose for Constipation - Acute

2 to under 12 years: 5 to 15 mL orally once a day (as a single dose) OR as otherwise directed
12 years and older: 15 to 60 mL orally once a day (as a single dose) OR as otherwise directed

Comments:
-This drug may be taken with juice.
-Treatment should be limited to up to 1 week of use (unless otherwise necessary) to risk of laxative dependence.

Use: Temporary relief of occasional constipation

Usual Pediatric Dose for Constipation

2 to under 12 years: 5 to 15 mL orally once a day (as a single dose) OR as otherwise directed
12 years and older: 15 to 60 mL orally once a day (as a single dose) OR as otherwise directed

Comments:
-This drug may be taken with juice.
-Treatment should be limited to up to 1 week of use (unless otherwise necessary) to risk of laxative dependence.

Use: Temporary relief of occasional constipation

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-In patients with abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting UNLESS otherwise directed

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 2 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-This drug should be taken on an empty stomach.

Storage requirements:
-This drug should be kept tightly closed and out of excessive heat.

Monitoring:
-GASTROINTESTINAL: Sudden, persistent bowel function changes over 2 weeks; rectal bleeding or continued constipation during treatment

Patient advice:
-Advise patients to speak to their healthcare provider if they become pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.