Hi Peggy sorry for the delayed response.
Liquid Paraffin acts by softening and lubricating the faeces. The faeces can then move more easily through the bowel. By doing this it relieves constipation and reduces the pain of some conditions such as piles (haemorrhoids).
For the temporary relief of constipation
Liquid Paraffin is a laxative and lubricant. It lubricates and softens the stools and helps produce bowel movements. Generally in UK and India medical supervision is not required for sale of this item.
Do not exceed the stated dose
Not recommended for children under 3 years of age.
Avoid prolonged use
Consult your doctor if laxatives are needed every day, if you have persistent abdominal pain or a condition that makes swallowing difficult
Do not use if you are sensitive to Liquid Paraffin, pregnant or breast feeding, except on the doctor's advice. Ask your doctor before use if you have persistent abdominal pain, a condition that makes swallowing difficult or you need to use laxatives every day, as these may be symptoms of a more serious disease. Liquid Paraffin may affect the uptake of some vitamin supplements by the body. If unsure ask the doctor.
45 years Male
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
on Combiflam, Multivitamins and restricted diet.
Tried Sallaki/Turmeric/Homoepathy/Allopathy/Chinese/Unani/Ayuvedic/Yoga before going for surgery
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