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Mineral Oil by Western Family Foods, Inc.

Medically reviewed on March 13, 2018

Dosage form: liquid
Ingredients: MINERAL OIL 999mg in 1mL
Labeler: Western Family Foods, Inc.
NDC Code: 55312-831

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Mineral Oil

Active ingredient

Mineral oil 99.9%


Lubricant laxative


for relief of occasional constipation (irregularity).  Generally produces bowel movement in 6 to 8 hours.

Do not use
  • if you have difficulty swallowing
  • in children under 6 years of age
  • if you are pregnant
  • for a period longer than week
  • if you are bedridden or aged

Ask a doctor before use if you have
  • abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting
  • noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that persists over a period of 2 weeks

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are
  • presently taking a stool softener laxative
  • taking any other drug.  Take this product 2 or more hours before or after other drugs.  Laxatives may affect how other drugs work

When using this product

do not take with meals.  Take only at bedtime.

Stop use and ask a doctor

if you have rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use.  These could be signs of a serious condition.

If 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.

  • do not take with meals
  • take only at bedtime
  • may be taken as a single daily dose or in divided doses

adults and children 12 years of age and over - 1 to 3 Tablespoons (15 - 45 mL) maximum 3 Tablespoons (45 mL) in 24 hours

children 6 to under 12 years of age - 1 to 3 teaspoons (5 - 15 mL) maximum 3 teaspoons (15 mL) in 24 hours

children under 6 years of age - do not use, consult a doctor

Other information

keep tightly closed.  Protect from sunlight.

Inactive ingredients

mixed tocopherols (added as a stabilizer)



adverse reaction

Proudly Distributed by

Western Family Foods, Inc.

P.O. Box 4057

Portland, OR 97208

Copyruight 2014 Marca Registrada

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Lubricant Laxative

Mineral Oil

Odorless - Tasteless- Colorless

Proudly Distributed by

Western Family Foods, Inc.

Portland, OR 97208

16 FL OZ (1 PT) 473 mL 


mineral oil liquid
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:55312-831
Route of AdministrationORAL, TOPICALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:55312-831-43473 mL in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph not finalpart33409/01/1994
Labeler - Western Family Foods, Inc. (192166072)
Registrant - Vi-Jon (790752542)

Western Family Foods, Inc.

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