What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Mineral Oil to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • FDB Only When Necessary: AVOID CHRONIC USE, MAY INTERFERE W/ABSORPTION OF FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: MAY CAUSE LOOSE STOOLS.

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Potential for aspiration. Caution in patients with aspiration risk factors.

Giving Mineral Oil to a child under 12

  • Contraindication: Not recommended for infants. Risk of aspiration risk and lipid pneumonitis with oral use.

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