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Suggest Adult Dosage For Mineral Oil To Treat Constipation

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Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Question: what is a normal adult dosage of mineral oil for occasional constipation?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Can take 15 to 45 ml of mineral oil orally.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Have gone through your details.

Its a lubricant laxative. It works by keeping water in the stool and intestines. This helps to soften the stool and also makes it easier for stool to pass through the intestines.
Adults can take 15 to 45 ml of mineral oil orally.
However you can increase the doses to 60 ml if required.

Please feel free to follow up .
I would be happy to help you.
In case you need more suggestions to help you with constipation feel free to ask.
Wish you a great day ahead.
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Suggest Adult Dosage For Mineral Oil To Treat Constipation

Brief Answer: Can take 15 to 45 ml of mineral oil orally. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, Have gone through your details. Its a lubricant laxative. It works by keeping water in the stool and intestines. This helps to soften the stool and also makes it easier for stool to pass through the intestines. Adults can take 15 to 45 ml of mineral oil orally. However you can increase the doses to 60 ml if required. Please feel free to follow up . I would be happy to help you. In case you need more suggestions to help you with constipation feel free to ask. Wish you a great day ahead.