Light Liquid Paraffin, Milk of Magnesia & Sodium Picosulphate

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Light Liquid Paraffin, Milk of Magnesia & Sodium Picosulphate: Light Liquid Paraffin, milk of magnesia, and sodium picosulphate are medications used to treat constipation. Constipation is the reduction of bowel movements in the intestines, usually less than 3 per week. Many reasons can promote constipation. This medication is composed of three laxatives that can enhance peristalsis, retention of water, and drawing of water from the stool. This way, the problem of constipation is reduced in the body.

This medication is formed of three different laxatives. Laxatives are substances with the ability to relax or loosen the organs. These are specifically used in the treatment of digestive problems, especially constipation. Sodium picosulphate is a lubricant laxative that can increase peristalsis, which is the wave-like movement of the intestines. Liquid paraffin is another laxative that can retain water and fats in stool whereas milk of magnesia works to withdraw water from the intestines to stools

Uses of Light Liquid Paraffin, Milk of Magnesia & Sodium Picosulphate 

This medication can treat constipation in the body and also relieves the body of constipation-related health conditions. Some of the health problems caused by constipation are as follows:

  • Piles
  • Faecal Impaction
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Swelling of Rectum
  • Loss of sensation around the anus
  • Internal Bleeding

Side effects of Light Liquid Paraffin, Milk of Magnesia & Sodium Picosulphate 

Some of the side effects in the minority of the population are listed below:

  • Diarrhoea,
  • Abdominal pain,
  • Cramps
  • Abdominal discomfort

Directions for using Light Liquid Paraffin, Milk of Magnesia & Sodium Picosulphate syrup

After taking a prescription from a doctor, follow the following direction to consume this medication.

  • Wash your hands
  • Shake the bottle well
  • Take the recommended dose in a utensil or container
  • Swallow gently


Consult a doctor before taking this medication and discuss the following problems

  • Allergies
  • Alcohol use
  • Liver and Kidney problems
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What if a person missed a dose?

Try to take the dose at a recommended time by the healthcare professional. For example, if a person has missed a dose, he can take it at the next prescribed time, but do not take two doses simultaneously.

Can pregnant women take this medication?

Please consult a doctor before taking this medication.

Is it safe to drink alcohol during this medication?

No, it is not safe to drink alcohol with this medication.

 How long should these laxatives be used?

Children should take laxatives as per the doctor’s prescription

Are laxatives safe for children?
Yes, if recommended by the doctor.

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