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Mineral Oil
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Mineral Oil?

(MIN er al oyl)

• This medicine is used to treat constipation.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.

• If you have trouble swallowing, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you are unable to stand or sit up, talk with healthcare provider.

• Do not use this medicine for longer than 1 week unless directed by healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Belly pain.

• Diarrhea.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may...