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Mineral Oil Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

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 help.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Difficulty breathing.

• Severe belly pain.

• Severe nausea or vomiting.

• Severe constipation.

• Severe diarrhea.

• Bleeding from rectum or rectal pain.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

 
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