Label: ENEMA- mineral oil enema

  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: OTC monograph not final

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Updated February 12, 2015

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    Active Ingredient                            Purpose

    Mineral Oil, 100%                    Lubricant Laxative            

  • Uses:

    • Gentle relief of occasional constipation
  • Warnings:

    For rectal use only

  • As a doctor before use if you have:

    • abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting
    • notice a sudden change in bowel habits that persists over a period of 2 weeks

    • If pregnant or breast feeding, ask a health professional before use.
  • Stop use and ask a doctor if:

    • If you have rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative because this amy indicate a serious condition
    • you need to use a laxative for more than one week
  • Keep out of reach of children

    Keep out of reach of children

    If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222)

  • Other information:

    • Store at room temperature 20 Deg C - 25 Deg C (68 Deg F - 77 Deg F)
    • This product produces bowel movement in 2 to 15 minutes
  • Directions

    Single daily dose

    Adults and children 12 years and older - 1 bottle

    Children 2 to under 12 years - 1/2 bottle

    Children under 2 years - Do not use. Consult a physician.

    How to use this enema:


    Hold bottle upright, grasping bottle cap with fingers. Grasp protective shield with the other hand and pull gently to remove.

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    Left-side position: Lie on left side with knee bent and arms at rest.

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    Knee-chest position: Kneel, then lower head and chest forward until the left side of face is resting on surface. Position arms comfortably.

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    Administering Enema

    • With steady pressure, gently insert enema with tip pointing toward navel.
    • Squeeze bottle until recommended dose is expelled (it is not necessary to

      empty unit completely. Bottle contains more liquid than needed for effective

      use. A small amount of liquid will remain in bottle after squeezing).

    • Remove tip from rectum.

    • Stop using if tip is hard to insert. Forcing the tip into the rectum can

      cause injury (especially if you have hemorrhoids). If enema tip causes

      rectal bleeding or pain, get immediatemedical care.

    • Maintain position until urge to evacuate is strong (usually 1 to 5 minutes).

    • If no urge is felt after 5 minutes of using, try to empty bowel. Call a doctor

      promptly if no liquid comes out of the rectum after 30 minutes because

      dehydration could occur.

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    Mineral oil enema

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    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:67777-401
    Route of AdministrationRECTAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:67777-401-01118 mL in 1 BOTTLE
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    OTC monograph not finalpart33408/29/2012
    Labeler - Dynarex Corporation (008124539)
    Registrant - Dynarex Corporation (008124539)